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.

“Tim is a fantastic recruiter with a very personable demeanour who genuinely cares about the candidates and clients he deals with. Having called Tim from Australia to ask him for help in relocating back to the UK he quickly gained a solid knowledge of my likes and dislikes and was able to provide a shortlist of potential companies within 24 hours. Having interviewed with several of these companies over a two week period I was able to secure a fantastic role with a company that suited all of the initial criteria which we discussed and this was down solely to the hard work and dedication of Tim and his team. One of the main reasons I enjoyed the experience of dealing with Tim is that he doesn't try to sell you a dream like previous rec-to-recs that I have dealt with. Instead he takes the time to genuinely listen to what you are looking for and then uses that knowledge to only provide relevant opportunities to secure you a role. I can't recommend the service I have received from Tim and Futura highly enough and would certainly advise any recruiter who is looking for their next move to utilise Tim's vast network across the North.”

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