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This is where you might normally see generic corporate values, but we don’t feel the need. We are a group of people connected by what we do and proud of who we are. There is no corporate BS, suits, or automated switchboards, instead you will get our experience, transparency, and a direct dial number.

We are always interested in talking, whether that be about industry insight or complex hiring challenges, or anything in-between. Connect to us and start the conversation.

+44 (0) 113 524 6999                                     talkto@vida-cs.com

 

Who we are

Andy Preston

CEO

James Manby

Managing Director

James Gillman

Director - MedTech

Simon Thomas

Director at VIDA ICF

John Swift

Head of Oncology

Myles Clegg

Head of Cardiology & Neuro

Jamie Knowles

Senior Consultant - BioTech

Sam Gibbons

Consultant - BioTech

Connor Lynes

Senior Consultant - MedTech

Liz Moyles

International Recruitment Consultant

Tom Herbert

Senior Consultant - Payroll

Mia Morris

Marketing Executive

Naadhirah Khan

International Delivery Consultant

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Andy Preston

CEO

We think he looks 55, he claims he is 43 but the grey hairs don’t lie. Has successfully built numerous recruitment businesses in specialist sectors with a global focus.

Continues to enjoy connecting at a senior level with leaders in the MedTech and Biotech industry as well as always looking for potential talent to join the VIDA brand. Lives by the mantra that the best people go to the best business at recruiting!

Often seen in his uniform of jeans and black t-shirt.

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James Manby

Managing Director

Wearing many hats for the business, and with a few specialist sectors to his armoury, James is globally networked across a range of disciplines and fast growing therapy areas. He is the driver of the life sciences bus!
Quick to react to issues, ‘Manby’ as he’s known internally will often be found creating new solutions and completing the job!

Dad to two young boys, he’s a football coach, decent golfer and enjoyer of Gin.

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James Gillman

Director - MedTech

Our go-to for all things MedTech, James has been doing MedTech recruitment for 12 years. What he doesn’t know about new and upcoming cardiology and neuro start-ups isn’t worth knowing. Known internally as Gillman (too many James’), he is trusted by numerous industry leaders to find great people but also feed them industry insight.

In winter he plays squash, in summer he plays golf and in-between goes to the waste recycling centre (tip) far too often to be considered normal.

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Simon Thomas

Director at VIDA ICF

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John Swift

Head of Oncology

His name befits his service level. John, or Swifty to us, has built his reputation on the speed and quality of turnaround for his clients. Our lead for BioTech and Pharma markets, his placements over the years will have helped many an early-stage biotech successfully develop and launch new therapies to market.

Aside from his encyclopaedic knowledge of his market, he also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the English Football League and for his sins is a Sheffield Wednesday fan.


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Myles Clegg

Head of Cardiology & Neuro

Wise and mature beyond his years, Myles has developed an outstanding reputation in the market since joining us in 2018. Destined to be in this sector after studying Biomedical Science at University Myles splits his time between the UK and USA with family in Chicago.

Considered, professional and level-headed, except when Leeds United are playing, he probably knows more about cardiology and vascular devices than some of his clients. Just got a puppy so feel free to ask him for pictures.

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Jamie Knowles

Senior Consultant - BioTech

Jamie has been through a number of brand and company evolutions to end up with VIDA in the last 6 years. A consultant in his own right, he also plays a key role in our delivery of our VIDA TeamBuild projects. A stickler for the detail he also drives our CRM adoption.

Lives in the middle of no-where so takes him ages to get to the office. Perfect time to give him a call. Winner of the VIDA Top Golfer 2020 trophy.

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Sam Gibbons

Consultant - BioTech

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Connor Lynes

Senior Consultant - MedTech

Connor is the newest member of the team but joins with a passion for the Medical Imaging sector and all things AI-led. Driven, ambitious and confident, he delivers for his clients and candidates with precision and speed. Connor has broad knowledge across MedTech and can support across all job functions, supporting early-stage to commercialised businesses.

He’s still trying to get his head around flexible working and not having to wear a suit and tie every day, but he’ll get there. Works incredibly hard and is determined to be the best-networked recruiter globally in the medical imaging sector.

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Liz Moyles

International Recruitment Consultant

Liz heads up our Robotics, Surgical and Orthopaedic Division. To her this feels a completely natural fit. She pins down her fascination for robotics to being mesmerized by r2d2 and c3p0 in Star Wars when she was 9. She did like Chewbacca a lot too but as of yet there is no equivalent in MedTech (although she is watching that space keenly).

Liz had wanted to be a surgeon since the age of 9 and studied the sciences to take that career pathway only to discover at 17 that she has a deep-seated phobia of blood and needles…. which continues to this day. She is, as you can imagine, very interested in minimally invasive surgery as this helps her manage her fear of one day having to have any operation. Discovering surgery was no longer an option, Liz revised her career direction and took a BSc in Biochemistry. This fascinated her and still does, hence her passion for MedTech. The interest in Orthopaedics?...... She puts this down to her husband………. skiing, football and running injuries have seen the two of them crossing the paths of a few orthopaedic surgeons over the years. When not doing all things robotics, surgical and orthopaedics, you’ll see Liz running with her husband and 3 huskies on long distance hill and cross country runs, climbing Wainwrights peaks (with the huskies of course), flinging herself around obstacle courses such as Tough Mudder or Total Warrior, singing and dancing dreadfully at a concert or nursing a cider sunbLiz ing (weather allowing).

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Tom Herbert

Senior Consultant - Payroll

Tom is a bit of a legend in the payroll sector – challenging, frank and assertive, his approach delivers projects time and time again. His knowledge of the sector, legislation and market influences is unquestionable – he can find people if you need someone or can create a role. His passion is travel….and that is anywhere he can get to in a weekend such as Africa or Greece for the night.

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Mia Morris

Marketing Executive

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Naadhirah Khan

International Delivery Consultant

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