Meet the team

Our team brings together over 35 years' specialist experience in recruitment and comprises experienced executive search professionals and automotive and aerospace engineering recruitment specialists who are passionate about finding the right mix of leadership skills and technical knowledge, along with a good cultural fit, to help businesses thrive.

To speak to us about your requirements, please contact Martyn Wickens on +44 (0)1489 898 229.

 

Martyn Wickens

Head of Technical Search Practice

Martyn is an experienced Executive Search professional with a proven track record in senior management and international appointments across a variety of sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Advisory, FMCG and Leisure & Hospitality. Prior to joining Matchtech, Martyn lived in Central and Eastern Europe for 12 years, working in recruitment, delivering top talent for clients in emerging markets. Within his executive search career, he has held the roles of Client Partner, Country Manager - Poland and Business Development Director.

 

 

Ben Birch

Aerospace Division Director

For 10 years, Ben has been active in the aerospace sector building a reputation for recruiting top professionals at all levels, and supporting blue chip clients as well as start-ups through growth and change. As Director of Aerospace at Matchtech, he leads a team of specialist recruitment consultants, working internationally across the entire aircraft product lifecycle. Ben’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping clients identify opportunities for operational, cultural and brand improvements and implementing innovative resourcing methods by working collaboratively with clients to achieve them.

 

 

Les Hewlett

Automotive Division Director

With 15 years in the recruitment industry behind him, Les is an experienced recruitment director with a demonstrated history of growth of top and bottom-line performance across a number of highly technical industry sectors such as oil and gas, energy and automotive. In his role as Automotive Director, he is primarily responsible for business development, leadership and strategic direction of the automotive division. Experienced in Executive Search, Contingency Recruitment, Technical Recruiting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions, he manages a team of specialist consultants recruiting permanent and contract resource for the entire automotive product lifecycle.
Outside of the UK, Les works with Matchtech’s offices in Central Europe supporting clients with a market intelligence led response to changing industry trends.

 

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