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Meet The Professional Services Team!

Our Professional Services Team is one of the newest functional areas within the CP Group but has over 30 years’ collective experience within the HR, Finance, IT and Supply Chain recruitment sector.

The team features highly dedicated and committed consultants who work tirelessly to ensure high quality vacancies for their candidates and high calibre applicants for their clients.

The Professional Services Team have a highly varied client base which includes the top pharmaceutical, biotech, CRO and medical devices companies in the world. They have managed to secure and maintain lasting relationships with these clients through committed work in matching first rate candidates with exceptional vacancies at prominent clients. These include Roche, Eisai, RB, Lilly, Ferring and Parexel, amongst others.

The Professional Service Team are strong advocates of quality over quantity, and as such, conduct rigorous screening and a qualifying process to ensure pairing candidates to jobs is as accurate as possible.

Members of the Professional Services Team include;

Drew Jones – Managing Consultant – Finance, Supply Chain & Procurement

 “I have overall responsibility for the Professional Services Team, and personally manage our Finance, Supply Chain & Procurement positions. I have worked in recruitment for 8 years, managing teams focusing on Pharmaceuticals and FMCG organisations across both permanent and contract positions. I was brought in to develop our capabilities in this space and offer a genuine USP – Professional Services Recruitment Specialists within Life Sciences across the UK and Europe.

We have the capability to recruit for all roles within this space, with over 30 years combined experience, from Clerk to Director level. We can offer a mature, knowledgeable and sensible approach, and a strong understanding of the idiosyncrasies of the Life Sciences industry and how that pertains to staffing, in direct hire, working through RPO/MSP agreements or with onsite Talent Acquisition teams.

We are currently finding shortages of Chartered Accountants across the South East, so if you have qualified through practice and are looking for a role in industry please get in touch!”

Daniel Bennett – Managing Consultant in IT

“I head up the IT Recruitment team for all clients within the Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences space. I have 6 years’ experience within recruitment having previously worked in an IT recruitment firm working with Pharma and Ecommerce clients. I was brought on board with CP to assist existing clients with their IT recruitment needs as well as develop new business opportunities with new clients within the Life Sciences space.

We cover all areas of IT and work roles such as Developers (Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript), Support, Infrastructure, Project Management, Business Analysts, Testers, CSV Engineers, Database Administrators and more senior roles such as IT Directors, CTO, Head of IT and Head of Development.

Clients range from small start-up biotechs to larger Pharmaceutical firms. We have placed with a broad range of clients and continue to successfully see through hiring projects for all manner of companies within the life sciences space.

We’re currently looking for a variety of Development roles in and around the Cambridge area for a number of start-ups – would be great to hear from any Software Developers/Engineer who have good exposure to Python/PHP/Ruby!”

Oliver Leavers –  Associate Consultant – IT

 “I work alongside Dan and specialise in IT Recruitment, working with the top 20 life sciences firms down to start ups. I cover all areas of IT including Developers, Support, Infrastructure and Project Management. I am actively sourcing a range of jobs nationwide at the moment, if you wish to have a conversation as a candidate or client.”

Ornella Gerca – Associate Consultant – HR, L&D and Talent Acquisition

“I am a specialist within HR, L&D and Talent Acquisition recruitment here at Clinical Professionals. I have been in recruitment for 2 years and I specialise in all areas of HR, Talent Acquisition and Learning and Development within the life sciences industry.  I work with all levels including entry level to Director – whether they are active in the market or headhunted.

Our client range is very broad and includes large multinational companies and small start-ups that are looking to grow HR teams to mirror their own growth.

I am actively sourcing candidates for numerous HR/TA positions so feel free to follow me on LinkedIn if you are interested in seeing what roles I have available or if you require any assistance in hiring.”

To discuss how our dedicated professional services division could help acquire the best talent in the market for your business, please call 01189 594 990 or email

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