Meet the Bain and Gray Team

“To be the number one recruitment partner working with world leading businesses across London, delivering exceptional talent in the executive support market.”

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Bain and Gray have a unique approach to recruitment in that we don't make our consultants work to targets and we don't believe in chasing clients for business.

All our clients are recommended and referred to us and we are incredibly proud that our consultants have all approached us directly to work at Bain and Gray.

We encourage our team to focus on client care and a transparent style to recruitment; rather than a quick fix approach. We insist on working as a team, and all consultants are involved with client briefings and candidate interviews. We do not search on databases but concentrate on candidate fit and matching for long-term success.

Emily Bain

Emily is a founding Director of Bain and Gray, and has recruited in the Executive Support market since 2000. Emily worked for both media and corporate secretarial agencies, developing and managing the Temporary Divisions, before launching Bain and Gray in 2009.

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Claire Gray

Claire is a founding Director of Bain and Gray. Claire was approached to join a growing recruitment agency as a permanent consultant in 1998. She was then invited to join a leading boutique agency where she became a well-known name in the Secretarial Recruitment Industry before establishing Bain and Gray in 2009.

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Olivia Coughtrie

Olivia graduated from Oxford Brookes with a degree in Business Management. She then went on to work in property for a year and a half before starting her career in recruitment. Olivia joined Bain and Gray in 2012 and is the Managing Consultant recruiting predominantly senior Executive Assistant briefs with world leading businesses across London.

Alice Ward

Temporary Division

Alice graduated with a degree from Loughborough University where she did a placement year in London working within different sectors of the fashion industry. Alice joined Bain and Gray in 2015 as the Office Manager and has now been promoted to manage and run the temporary desk.​

Camilla Pearce

After graduating Camilla began her career in the Music Industry before moving into the Recruitment Industry in 2010. Having spent 5 years at a boutique agency recruiting temporary and contract positions across the Financial Services sector, Camilla joined Bain and Gray in June 2015 as a Senior Permanent Consultant

Flora Farquharson

Flora graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Sociology and Theology & Religious Studies. She spent a year and a half in property before making the move into recruitment. Flora spent 3 years at a leading competitor before joining Bain and Gray in November 2015 as a Senior Permanent Consultant.

Charlotte Orford

Charlotte Orford

Charlotte was an artist for two years before moving into education. After gaining a PGCE from UCL Institute of Education, Charlotte spent the next ten years working at a prestigious boarding school where she was promoted to the roles of Head of Department and Assistant Housemistress. Keen for new challenges in London and the Commercial world, she joined the Bain and Gray team in 2017.

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Katherine Clark

Resourcer

Katherine joined Bain and Gray as Resourcer after graduating from Oxford Media & Business School in July 2017 with an Executive Personal Assistant Diploma.  Katherine moved to London from Malvern, Worcestershire and is delighted to be such a key part of the Bain and Gray team.

Hetty Woyka

Hetty Woyka

Temporary Division

Hetty graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Film, Theatre and TV in 2016. After spending some time in the USA, she came back to the UK at the start of 2017 and joined a recruitment agency as a Temporary Desk Coordinator and prograssed to Consultant. Hetty joined Bain and Gray in April 2018 as a Consultant on the Temporary Desk with Alice.

Lizzy Keough

Lizzy Keough

Lizzy studied Law and Business Management at Oxford Brookes University, graduating in 2013. She spent five years working for a hospitality start-up group, primarily running the operations side, before moving into recruitement. Lizzy joins us on the Permanent team as a Consultant. 

Rosie Trousdell

Rosie Trousdell

Social Media and Marketing Manager

Rosie graduated in 2009 and headed straight into the charity sector where she stayed for seven year before moving into the luxury travel sector where she ran social media for a variety of high-end hotels around the world. Rosie joined Bain and Gray in April 2018 to help run the marketing side of the company.