Industry experience

Verve People was launched in 2008 because we knew our industry experience and our bespoke training programme combined could provide an exceptional service for clients.

Since then we have gone from strength to strength, growing long-term staffing partnerships with:

  • Stadia
  • Conference centres
  • Universities
  • Festivals
  • Hotels
  • Independent restaurants, bars and coffee shops
  • Events and outside catering companies
  • Wedding venues
  • Events at luxury retail stores

We like to go that extra mile for our clients

From designing and delivering bespoke on-site training to providing on-site operational support for key events.

Our operations team pride themselves on developing excellent long-term relationships with both clients and staff.

With more than 50 years combined experience, our team members have previously worked for major hotels, conference centres, restaurants and other catering venues.

Our Team

Ben used Verve since it's conception in 2008 as a client before joining Verve to head up the Sales Department. 

Ben's operational experience spans over 8 years in large venues. 

His interests include Yoga, Football and amazing Web Design.

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Benjamin Young
Director
Zubair Aziz
Director

Having used Verve since its conception in 2008 as a client before joining Verve to head up the sales department, Alfie brings an understanding of both worlds.

Alfie’s operational experience spans over 8 years in large scale venues. 

His interests include Krav Maga, Salsa, Guitars & Cooking

Alfie Mueeth
Sales Director

Mark joined Verve in 2016 having held Head Chef positions at the BBC and MAN Arena.

Mark moved into Sales with Brakes and Bidvest becoming Sales Manager of the year on two occasions. His claim to fame is preparing a corporate event at the BBC for the Prince of Wales.

Mark Kenyon
Regional Operations Director

Michelle has been with Verve for seven years, starting as a temp working all venues and have now worked her way up to a Branch Manager.

Her operational experience spans over twenty years in clubs, bars and football stadiums as management.




Her interests are running, the gym, cooking and socialising with friends.

Michelle Whelan
Branch Manager

Nathan, was one of the first members of staff to join verve when it began.

During this time he went onto complete a degree, became a restaurateur

After 5 years in the restaurant business he came back to he’s true love and now a senior recruitment consultant.

Hobbies – Music, Football, Rugby League, Good films and Life.

Nathan Bygrave
Head Of Front of House Division

Abbie joined the company as a Front of House casual in 2015 and placed in a number of Supervisory roles. 

In 2016 Abbie was promoted to Junior Consultant for the Back of House team working with key clients across the North West.

Her favourite cocktail is a Cheeky Vimto!

Abbie Millington
Senior Back Of House Consultant

Since Joining Verve in 2014, as a temporary staff member, Jack has worked at many client venues- supervising and managing staff throughout a wide range of high-profile events, and now works full-time as a BOH Senior consultant.

His interests and hobbies include cooking, playing rugby and going on city breaks.

Jack Catterall
Head Of Back of House Division

20 years hospitality experience, have a passion and knowledge and have worked in many different roles including 14 as a manager. Came to verve 3.5 years ago and now pass on my knowledge through our unique training programme.

Interest include Football, rugby , cricket and a passion for good food

Andy Whittaker
Recruitment & Training Manager

Olivia has 3 years experience in the hospitality industry. She joined Verve as an apprentice and also worked some shifts as a temp allowing her to work her way up to BOH consultant.

In her spare time she likes socialising with friends

Olivia Kenyon
Back Of House Consultant

Mariam has been in the hospitality industry for 9 years now.. started in Wetherspoons working her way up- worked in various pubs around Manchester providing training and support to Pub Managers, then moving on to an exclusive restaurant doing Conferencing and Weddings 

Her extensive knowledge around hospitality has allowed her to move to Verve as a Senior Recruitment Consultant 

Mariam Ann-Rasheed
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Lauris is a socially conscious individual, he has a holistic approach to business and firm belief that there must be a purpose beyond profit!


His expertise is focused around the hospitality industry where he has been gaining his experience since 1998. Savoy London, Radisson and Michelin Star restaurant Tēan;  a few establishments that allowed him to learn the hospitality industries ins and outs.


He has a never-ending passion for socially and environmentally impactful projects, personal development and infinite love for brainstorming.

Lauris Rozentáls
Front of House Consultant

Trina joined Verve earlier in 2018 after having worked in the hospitality industry for several years. She’s a true people person, having worked in hotels and restaurants all around the world in order to fund her travels.

 

Her Welsh roots inspired a love of the countryside, camping, and hiking. However, she will never love anything quite like she loves her two cats: Rupert & Giles.

Trina Layland
Front of House Consultant
Elliot Franklyn-Payne
Recruitment & Training Consultant

Having worked in recruitment early on in her career Fallon developed a keen understanding of the needs of both her clients and candidates. 

Leaving recruitment to experience a career within the Catering and Hospitality industry she has now returned to recruitment with us here at Verve People.

With knowledge of being both a candidate and a client, she is best placed to enhance your team with any Back of House requirements.

Fallon Scott
Back of House Consultant
Daniel Sanders
Back Of House Consultant

Married for 32 years to Pam. Two daughters Amy and Beth and a King Charles dog named “Lollie”.

Have worked for Verve since June this year. Previously worked as a commercial travel agent for a number of large organisations including American Express, Thomas Cook and Business Routes. Have also worked, for a number of years, for “Compass Group” the largest contract catering company in Europe. Other, shorter stints of employment, have included self employed taxi driving and working as a labourer on building works.

Outside of work I enjoy a variety of sports and have played rugby for Liverpool Collegiate for 45 years.

Memorable “one off’s” include completing a parachute jump, glacier walking in the Rockies and Whale watching in the Pacific.

Paul Walsh
Chester & North Wales Area Consultant

Our Accreditations

ISO9001
Certified
ISO18001
Certified
ISO14001
Certified
CIPS
Certified
20121
Certified