About Bluetree Recruits

We've made it our mission to ensure that we are the best at matching talented people with rewarding jobs.

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Our Values

  • Excellence in Customer Service – giving the very best to our clients and candidates is at the heart of everything we do
  • We are experts in recruitment – our combined knowledge and years of experience mean that whether you are looking for a career move or are looking to recruit, you will benefit from significant expertise
  • Acting with integrity – reputation is everything, therefore honesty, reliability and ethical conduct underpins all our actions
  • We do what we say we will – we respond to all candidates, giving feedback or advice; we manage clients’ expectations and keep them updated
  • We will only ever display live vacancies on our website and only contact candidates about active opportunities
  • We are trained by the REC (the recruitment industry governing body) and as members we abide by their code of ethics and professional conduct

Meet the team

Claire Newman
Founder / Director

Claire began her recruitment career in the 90’s, focusing on creative and marketing vacancies. After 8 years working her way up from Consultant to MD at a leading London Creative Recruitment Agency, she swapped the city for the countryside and set up Bluetree in 2004.

Claire is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (FREC) and her proudest personal achievements include raising over £7,000 for Cancer Charities by running the London Marathon and Braving the Shave. Claire is Mum to her daughter Hope and four gorgeous dogs, she loves Yoga and Squash, Country Walks and taking alot of Photos.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A.A. Milne
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Nicola Doutres
Marketing and Research Manager

Nicola has recently joined the recruiting world having worked previously in investment banking, management consultancy and more recently energy compliance and sustainability consulting. She is looking forward to learning new challenges and embracing a new more creative role which is more cohesive with her background in art and design.

After working in London, Dubai and Sydney she took several years out of the working world to live in rural France, before moving back to the UK to settle with her young family.

When not spending time with her two daughters, husband and puppy, Nicola can be found in her art workshop painting, sculpting and generally getting messy!

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Louise Pearl
Senior Consultant

Louise started her career in recruitment working 6 years for a leading London Creative Recruitment Agency and she was promoted to Director.   She left when she decided to move overseas and after a short period working for Bluetree as a Resourcer, she secured Senior Recruitment roles in Hong Kong and New Zealand.  When she returned to the UK she worked as a Client Services Manager before returning to work for Bluetree once more.

After taking a career break to spend time with her son, Louise returned to Bluetree in September 2021 as a Senior Consultant.  Louise loves nothing more than spending time with her son, taking her dog on long walks and is a huge Strictly Come Dancing fan.

Treat others the way you want to be treated,

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Victoria Kennedy
Operations and Research Manager

After Victoria’s childhood dream of becoming a dancer was curtailed due to injury, she decided to focus her career on the other love of her life – organising!

She retrained to gain her HND in Administrative and Secretarial Procedures and Victoria had various operational and assistant roles which included working with corporate banks, high-net-worth individuals and even a famous face or two!  Her skillset and thoroughness behind the scenes make her the perfect person to undertake the Operations Assistant role joining Bluetree in January 2021.  Her favourite moments are spent with her two young sons; usually caked in mud on various sidelines or on a woodland walk in Surrey!

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says "I’m possible".

Audrey Hepburn
Sam Jennings
Finance Manager

Sam has worked in accountancy since 1998. She started her training at a small two partner practice in Shepperton then worked for larger practices as a Client Manager, which involved managing several clients’ accounting and tax affairs.

In 2015 Sam decided to bring her large wealth of knowledge from practice into the commercial environment. She qualified with the ACCA in 2009 and became a fellow in 2015 and joined Bluetree in July 2016. Sam, her husband and their daughter enjoy spending time together with days out to the beach.

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or by hoping for it, but by working for it.

Estee Lauder
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