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

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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

Started at Verve as a team member after 4 years as a french Polisher, Quickly progressed to supervising and managing large scale events.

Started working in the office as an admin assistant and progressed to Assistant Branch manager.

Love to spend time with my girlfriend and kids.

Reece Deignon
Assistant Branch Manager

Michelle has been with Verve for six 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
Senior Operations Consultant

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
Head Of Back 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
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
Back Of House Consultant

Through working in the hospitality industry since the age of 16, Dan has developed a hands-on approach to dealing with staff and clients alike.

Has a passion for friendly service and a dislike of avocados.

Interests include craft beer, live shows and AFC Wimbledon

Daniel Chapman
Recruitment & Training Manager

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

Ana has worked within the Hospitality Industry for the past 9 years, from which 5 years she has been working with Verve from a temp up to a Branch Manager. She has a great passion and understanding of the industry, and always thrives to give the best service possible. 

Some of her interests are Indoor Climbing, Abstract Art and Cooking.

Ana Bedescu
Branch Manager

Cristian joined Verve in March 2017. A graduate in Food Engineering, he has worked in hospitality previously and being on both sides of the business gave him an advantage that he has developed further with Verve. 

He is passionate about Wines and nutrition, the gym and love travels and snorkelling.

Cristian Popescu
Recruitment &Training Consultant

Karolina worked as an Event Manager for 6 years. She organised many events, such as festivals, concerts and corporate events. 

She has joined Verve in April 2017, and she has been discovering the recruitment and staffing world ever since. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with the staff and never gives up until she succeeds.

Some of her interest are Cooking, Fitness, Marketing and Events.

Karolina Rebzda
BOH consultant
Kate Edwards-Tulloch
Branch Manager
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

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