ABOUT US

Meet the Team

About Us

Imperial Recruitment Group is a North East based Recruitment Consultancy that offers organisations of all sizes temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

Originally established in 2005, Imperial Workforce quickly cut a niche in the supply of volume, full service, temporary and flexible staffing solutions to some of the UK’s most reputable production facilities. After 10 years of successful supply the business merged with its sister company Imperial Professionals, before the addition of both Imperial Technical Recruitment and Imperial Drivers in 2020, to complete the Imperial Recruitment Group operating brand.

We are now a very well established and diverse multi-disciplined staffing supplier with specialist consultants supplying businesses of all sizes both temporary and permanent personnel across our core areas of expertise.

Imperial
Workforce
Our clients include organisations in the following industries:

Food and Drink Manufacturing

General Manufacturing

Logistics and Transportation

Specialist Service Providers

Catering and Restaurants

1st Tier Automotive Suppliers

Retail 

Imperial
Professionals
Our clients include organisations in the following industries:

Commercial & Office Support

Sales & Marketing

HR & Finance

Engineering

IT, Technology & Software

Executive Appointments

Education / Further Education

Imperial
Technical
Our clients include organisations in the following industries:

Skilled Trades

M&E

Construction

Industrial

Manufacturing

Commercial

 

Imperial
Drivers
Our clients include organisations in the following industries:

ADR / Tanker

Multidrop

Containers

Steel / Construction

Curtainsider / Fridges

General Haulage

Our Core Values:

As a group we operate to the below core values;

Integrity

From pricing to service you will receive an honest and transparent service that will be tailored to your business.

Commitment

We will minimise the strain that recruitment may have on your business and take full accountability for your requirements.

Experience

By using experienced, qualified and sector specific recruiters, your campaigns will be managed by people that have the expertise to deliver you results.

Creativity

Using innovative techniques to identify the best talent for your business; We are not a consultancy that relies on generic job boards, but instead use our unique approach to identify your future talent.

Meet The Team

Imperial Recruitment Group

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
Having operated in the recruitment industry for over 12 years I decided back in 2016 to partner with Imperial Workforce with a remit of creating Imperial Professionals and in doing so completing the Imperial Recruitment Group family.This part of Imperial Recruitment Group offers businesses of all sizes temporary and permanent staffing solutions across a variety of different sectors such as Engineering, Operational and IT type professionals. Our business model means that although I run the full operation, I am also still very hands on and you will often still find me taking a lead on recruitment projects at all levels!
Hobbies:
Football (coaching, playing, watching, I am a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan) aside from that I spend as much time as possible with my wife and children.
Favourite film:
Midnight Express!
Favourite food:
Pizza, naughty I know…….
Interesting fact:
I lived in Cyprus for 7 years and met my wife there when we were just 17 and 18 respectively! Oh and I speak, read and write fluent Greek.

Phone

07714 743343

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
I have operated in an FD and FC position for over 20 years, joining the Imperial Workforce team six years ago and moving into the Group structure two years ago. My industry experience is diverse and includes Construction, Transport, Electrical Wholesale and Contracting prior to moving to recruitment. My role within the group includes: Responsibility for Finance, Accounts and Payroll departments. All Contractual Matters. Developing Pricing Strategy and Structures.
Hobbies:
Travel, South Africa, India and France being favourite
Favourite films:
In Bruges…. darkly hilarious. Gone with the Wind…. love the dresses!
Favourite food:
Too many to list !!
Interesting fact:
Trish shared New Year’s Eve Dec 14 on a beach, with crowds, bonfires, fireworks and cows!

Phone

07590 496931

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
A career change in 2009 brought me into the world of recruitment from the world of Optometry. I instantly loved the fast pace and gratification of helping people.I am a motivated individual and I enjoy providing a high-quality service to clients and candidates, driven by exacting standards and strong relationships.
Hobbies:
Intrepid spider catcher, white knuckle ride junky and eating chips
Favourite film:
Amadeus
Favourite food:
Anything made by Mum
Interesting fact:
I have 5 children………………… I don’t have time to be interesting!!

Phone

07872 500671

Imperial Professionals

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Dan Pilkington

Recruitment Operations Manager

Adam Pearson

Head of Engineering Recruitment

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
Having operated in the recruitment industry for over 12 years I decided back in 2016 to partner with Imperial Workforce with a remit of creating Imperial Professionals and in doing so completing the Imperial Recruitment Group family.This part of Imperial Recruitment Group offers businesses of all sizes temporary and permanent staffing solutions across a variety of different sectors such as Engineering, Operational and IT type professionals. Our business model means that although I run the full operation, I am also still very hands on and you will often still find me taking a lead on recruitment projects at all levels!
Hobbies:
Football (coaching, playing, watching, I am a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan) aside from that I spend as much time as possible with my wife and children.
Favourite film:
Midnight Express!
Favourite food:
Pizza, naughty I know…….
Interesting fact:
I lived in Cyprus for 7 years and met my wife there when we were just 17 and 18 respectively! Oh and I speak, read and write fluent Greek.

Phone

07714 743343

Dan Pilkington

Recruitment Operations Manager

Professional Summary:
Over 3 years’ experience working for two global recruitment agencies as a specialist recruiter provided me with the foundations to take my career to the next level here at the Imperial Recruitment Group.After a few discussions and hearing first-hand the groups future plans it was a no brainer and the best decision I have ever made. I now work with a diverse range of clients from all industries and I have been provided with the freedom to manage my own destiny with no glass ceilings!
Hobbies:
I don’t really get time to have a hobby but I would probably say it is to spend as much time with my wife and kids! I like to make sure we do something or go somewhere different each weekend!I’ve probably been to every sea life / zoo and theme park in the country!!
Favourite film:
Don’t really have a favourite but I do have a few:The Call, John Wick’s, Shrek and Toy Story!!!
Favourite food:
Pizza and Mexican food
Interesting fact:
I grew up in Germany (although I can’t speak it) and I have few weird phobia’s!

Phone

07590 882029

Adam Pearson

Head of Engineering Recruitment

Professional Summary:
Having gained over 5 years recruitment experience, I predominantly place skilled Engineers up to board level. Joining Imperial Professionals in a senior position has given me the platform to not only utilise my skills and experience but further develop myself and the company long term. It was a no brainier to join Imperial Professionals as they showed me their unique business model and how accountability to every client and candidate runs through the core of the business, making them the recruitment company of choice.
Hobbies:
I am a bit of a book worm and one year read over 20 books in a year which was a personal goal after not coming from an academic background.I also enjoy regularly attending the gym, running, watching live music and holidaying, visiting Europe, Brazil and Australia.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Too many to list but would probably say anything with Leonardo Di Caprio or Denzel Washington is at the top of my list.
Favourite food:
Spaghetti Bolognese
Interesting Fact:
I completed a Tool Making apprenticeship and not being able to find work at the time, I then completed a Warehousing Apprenticeship through the same company winning The Henry Williams Memorial Cup!I once went to Scott Windsor’s (Emmerdale Farm) house and beat him at Top Trumps!

Phone

01325 467437

Imperial Workforce

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Sylwia Zawislak

Account Manager

Nick Walker

Business Development Manager

Ela Bak

Account Manager

Natalie Cook

Payroll Supervisor

Cody Pilkington

Payroll/Admin Support

Alina Constantinescu

Account Manager

Rebecca McAllister

Reception/Admin

Kimberley Walton

Account Manager

Nicola Graham

Compliance Officer

Claire Campbell

Payroll Manager

Beata Pietrzak

Account Manager

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
A career change in 2009 brought me into the world of recruitment from the world of Optometry. I instantly loved the fast pace and gratification of helping people.I am a motivated individual and I enjoy providing a high-quality service to clients and candidates, driven by exacting standards and strong relationships.
Hobbies:
Intrepid spider catcher, white knuckle ride junky and eating chips
Favourite film:
Amadeus
Favourite food:
Anything made by Mum
Interesting fact:
I have 5 children………………… I don’t have time to be interesting!!

Phone

07872 500671

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
I have operated in an FD and FC position for over 20 years, joining the Imperial Workforce team six years ago and moving into the Group structure two years ago. My industry experience is diverse and includes Construction, Transport, Electrical Wholesale and Contracting prior to moving to recruitment. My role within the group includes: Responsibility for Finance, Accounts and Payroll departments. All Contractual Matters. Developing Pricing Strategy and Structures.
Hobbies:
Travel, South Africa, India and France being favourite
Favourite films:
In Bruges…. darkly hilarious. Gone with the Wind…. love the dresses!
Favourite food:
Too many to list !!
Interesting fact:
Trish shared New Year’s Eve Dec 14 on a beach, with crowds, bonfires, fireworks and cows!

Phone

07590 496931

Sylwia Zawislak

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
My journey with Imperial Workforce began in June 2018 when I moved from London to settle in Darlington. Before joining Imperial, I was working as a Store manager and an Account manager for 5 years in various industries.I currently work closely with the business development team to deliver the best solutions for our new and existing clients. Recruiting and training a temporary workforce definitely keeps me very busy.
Hobbies:
Off road cycling, travelling – anytime, anywhere.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Grease and all musicals.
Favourite food:
Anything Turkish.
Interesting fact:
England is the 5th country where I have lived and worked.

Phone

01325 467437

Nick Walker

Business Development Manager

Professional Summary:
I’m the deal maker and the heart breaker of the company, If only it were true!!I have been in the recruitment industry for 14 years with some gaps in between for a change of scenery.This is my second return to the Imperial Family and I look after developing all new client business whilst maintaining current long term client relationships.I love talking to my clients on a daily basis and still thrive on the challenge of developing prospect business relationships.
Hobbies:
I love Football, unfortunately I don’t get to see a great standard being a Sunderland supporter.House Music (Erick Morillo, Carl Cox and the like)PS4 online gamingSpending time with the Mrs and Kids …..and Maggie the dog.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Saving Private Ryan or The Dark Knight
Favourite food:
Fillet Steak (Rare) with Diane Sauce
Interesting fact:
I memorise full scripts from films and tv quickly an utterly useless ability

Phone

01325 467437

Ela Bak

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
I originally come from Poland where I started my family and my career, first as a teacher and then as an Export Department Assistant. I believe in the importance of making a fantastic life for all my family and pushing the boundaries to make the most out of life at every opportunity.Working full time as retail Department Manager, Assistant Store Manager and HR Advisor did not stop me from graduating Business and HR studies becoming a professional with experience applicable to a broad range of opportunities, markets and industries.
Hobbies:
Painting MuralsGardeningLove my animals: dog Aria and Iris the cat
Favourite TV Series:
FargoThe KillingPeaky BlindersInside outand a couple more…
Least favourite food:
SeafoodWatermelonand anything by my mum
Interesting fact:
Spent all my childhood holidays in deep woods at my grandma’s who was a forest Ranger and Polish Bison’s keeper at a National Park

Phone

01325 467437

Natalie Cook

Payroll Supervisor

Professional Summary:
I have worked for Imperial Workforce for 4 and half years!!!I started with the business as receptionist, studied Level 3 Business Administration and progressed through the company operating in different roles throughout the company.In November 17 I was delighted with my promotion to Payroll Supervisor.
Hobbies:
Socialising with friendsLong walks with my Fur baby (Dog)Spending quality time with my hubby and family
Favourite film:
Home Alone
Favourite food:
CHOCOLATE CAKE …… Slightly warmed with a big dollop of ice cream ….. Heaven
Interesting fact:
I am brown belt in Karate (1st Kyu)

Phone

07889 602759

Cody Pilkington

Payroll/Admin Support

Professional Summary:
In 2018 I decided after 12 years working in hairdressing it was time for a career change. It was a scary decision as all I had known from leaving school was cutting and styling hair.I was then given the opportunity to work within the Payroll and Compliance department here at Imperial. After a nervous start I managed to pick up the role quite quickly due to the huge support from the rest of the team who welcomed me from day one,I feel I have an important role within the business from processing payroll and making sure the compliance is 100% ‘complaint’ and also supporting the full team with administrative duties.
Hobbies:
Hair has always been a passion of mine, so I still enjoy styling hair for some of my old clients in my spare time.I enjoy traveling and meeting new people and have a bucket list of places I would like to visit.I also love spending time with my family, partner and my dog pompom.
Favourite TV Series:
Anything funny!!
Least favourite food:
Anything tasty (I’m really not fussy)
Interesting fact:
 

Phone

01325 467437

Alina Constantinescu

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
I am an account manager at Imperial Workforce. I am an accomplished sales person with great people skills and a lot of experience in resources and people management. Working with different companies over the time, I’ve learned from the best, and I understood that the most valuable asset are people and the way the company treats them makes the difference between good and great employees. A great leader knows how to keep the team together,  has to be honest, confident, must inspire others. A great leader must be good communicator, accountable, creative, empathic, emotionally intelligent, humble, transparent and to have vision and purpose. You fail in any of those, you will never be a great leader! Imperial Workforce is for me a great opportunity to highlight my experience and the way the dynamic of the team works is a perfect match for great accomplishments.
Hobbies:
In my spare time I love reading books, listen to music and travel.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
I watch a lot of series on Netflix and Amazon Prime, but I love Mr. Bean. I think he is brilliant.
Favourite Food:
I never refuse waffles or pancakes.
Interesting Fact:
If I am in the mood, I am the last to leave the dance floor!

Phone

07719 928360

Rebecca McAllister

Reception/Admin

Professional Summary:
In the past I have worked in bars, graphics, finance, administration and human resources. Before starting with The Imperial Recruitment Group, my professional life had taken a side line- to enable me to raise my daughter and overcome health problems. I have recently been studying and am now CIPD certified. I was lucky to have been given the opportunity to work for Imperial Workforce and with such a lovely team. My role here consists of running reception, administrative duties, meeting and greeting clients and employees, booking and co-ordinating meetings, referencing, applications, inductions and liaising with payroll.
Hobbies:
I love live music gigs, photography, travelling and weekends away visiting new places and drawing and reading to de-stress. But… let’s face it, I have a three year old- my hobbies these days are: The park, Peppa Pig, painting over drawings on my walls and drinking a hell of a lot of coffee to keep up.
Favourite TV/Movie:
Personally anything by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp… but I’ve probably watched Frozen 1000x.
Favourite Food:
All the Mexican.
Interesting Fact:
I have freakishly long arms…?

Phone

01325 467437

Kimberley Walton

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
Before joining the team at Imperial, I taught English as a second language in Asia for just under 3 years. Previously to this I have 6 years’ experience in sales. I started my position as account manager in June 2021. Recruiting, managing and training workers is a busy but rewarding role and the Imperial team made me feel immediately welcome.
Hobbies:
You’ll regularly find me at the theatre and I’m an avid dancer. I have trained in ballet, tap and modern since I was little. When I get the chance, I also love to travel, especially on a city break.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Any musical or I love a good boxset, something like The Sopranos or Parks and Recreation
Favourite Food:
I’ve definitely got a sweet tooth so I’d probably say chocolate
Interesting Fact:
I’ve never lost a dance off

Phone

07711 356453

Nicola Graham

Compliance Officer

Professional Summary:
I joined Imperial Workforce in June 2021. Before joining I worked at Tesco for 26 years mainly in an administration role with 17 years as a payroll clerk. It was a scary decision after working in the same building for such a long time but as two boys have got older, I decided it was time for a change. My role in the business is to monitor compliance assuring accuracy of right to work documentation.
Hobbies:
Spending time with my family and friends, going to the gym and exercise classes. Looking after our many pets
Favourite tv/film/series:
Lost Boys, Pulp Fiction, having boys any Superhero Film
Favourite Food:
Mexican
Interesting Fact:
I have a petting zoo at home

Phone

07889 602759

Claire Campbell

Payroll Manager

Professional Summary:
I have worked in payroll for over 10 years and recently joined Imperial in March 2021. My role involves the transitioning of our payroll processing being brought back in house and to train the team to ensure that our payroll is completed efficiently and within agreed timescales.
Hobbies:
Reading, shopping, spending time with my husband and my family, holidays
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Crime drama series/films as well as Grease, Mama Mia & Billy Elliot
Favourite Food:
No particular favourite food but do enjoy a roast dinner with a Yorkshire pudding
Interesting Fact:
I hate baked beans!

Phone

07889 602759

Beata Pietrzak

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
I came from Poland in 2014 . Studied Accounting for 2 years and have worked for Imperial Workforce for 1 year. When I started with the business I had an administration role and after a period of 6 months I progressed to the  account manager position.
Hobbies:
Long walks, listening to music, reading a books.
Favourite TV movies:
Green mile, The Holiday, Spy.
Interesting fact:
I had a pet cat when I was 10 but by the time I was 12 I had 11 cats as she had kittens twice . I wanted to keep them all but my parents told me that I needed to give them new homes or get a job and pay for the food.

Phone

07851 248965