Our team

Futura is led by an industry-leading management team, that boasts over 80 years’ experience in recruitment – the majority of that in Rec2Rec.

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    Bernie Wilcox

    Chairman
    Tel: 0161 923 9000

    Bernie has worked in recruitment for over 30 years, including as managing director of a large international recruitment company with a turnover of around £135 million. Bernie is known for his honest approach and his welcoming personality. Bernie is a goal-driven high achiever. His broad range of management experience makes him a good sounding board for others wanting business advice.

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    John Whalley

    Managing Director, executive & boardroom
    Tel: 0161 923 9000
    Mob: 07811 263344

    With 25 years in recruitment, including 9 years in a commission-only role in sales and marketing recruitment, and a strong background in headhunting, John is a highly experienced recruitment professional. John is a creative thinker, often able to look at recruitment campaigns in a new and interesting way. He’s a very hands-on leader who personally handles top-level appointments for Futura.

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    Tim Goodwin

    Managing director, Futura
    Tel: 0161 923 9000
    Mob: 07966 449110

    Tim has worked in recruitment for around 10 years, 8 of which have been with Futura. Tim’s role is to manage Futura’s recruitment consultants on a day-to-day basis; he also plays a hands-on recruitment role within the team. Before joining Futura, Tim worked as a team leader, in the call centre of a leading insurance company. Tim is recognised as being approachable, direct and for leading by example.

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    Natasha Wilcox

    Talent manager
    Tel: 0161 923 9000

    Natasha manages Futura’s resource team, sourcing talent at all levels within the recruitment industry across the Northwest and the UK. These roles range from resourcers and account managers to senior recruitment consultants, team leaders, branch managers, resource managers, business development directors and operations directors.

“When I was unsure about leaving my employer, Tim listened to my career aspirations and frustrations and within 24 hours had presented several opportunities to pursue that fit in with my personality and goals, which reassured me that he has great industry knowledge, and that he listened 100% to what I was looking for. I secured new employment very quickly and couldn't be happier with the process. He managed the process very professionally, was always in contact and took a lot of the stress and unease of finding a new company to work for away. I’ll recommend him to anyone I know looking for a new position in the future, thanks Tim!”

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