Sophie was the founder of dSb in 2016 after over 11 years at Michael Page International (MP) within their Retail & Fashion business. Working her way up from Consultant through to Director level, she was instrumental in the start-up of MP’s Buying & Merchandising and Design & Development divisions, as well as driving these roles Internationally across the business.
She now focusses her efforts entirely outside of the UK & Ireland, on Internationally based Commercial & Creative product roles for the General Merchandise & Fashion sectors.
As the in-house entertainment planner and incentive trip travel agent, the motto ‘work hard, play hard’ is something which she ensures is an inherent part of the dSb business.
Business Manager – Product (General Merchandise & FMCG)
Apart from being our Social Media queen, Annabel is our highly knowledgeable and experienced General Merchandise (GM) & FMCG Head Office Product specialist. She had a prior career in Retail Management before starting in Recruitment in 2014. She trained within a global corporate Recruitment Agency, followed by a team management for an SME Agency, before joining dSb Recruitment in 2020. She recruits within the Retail/Wholesale/Supplier sectors across all roles which take product from concept to delivery.
With the ability to fit it around our flexible culture, Annabel started couch to 5k in 2022 and is still going running 3 time per week, which helps keep her sane and fit enough to run around after her gorgeous son Dexter.
Business Manager – Product (Fashion)
Aside from her other passion as a Sports Massage Therapist working with a number of rugby league clubs such as Salford Red Devils & St Helens, Dee has been a specialist Retail & Fashion Recruiter since 2004, so you can imagine the strength of her network after that number of years.
After working for two prior specialist Recruitment Agencies, she joined us at dSb in 2022. Her knowledge is unrivalled in this sector, so she really needs to be your Recruiter of Choice for all Fashion Product roles in the Midlands and North of England.
As a hard core Liverpool fan, she can also talk a very good game of football with you.
Business Manager – FMCG Manufacturing
Tony had a successful Sales career before finding his home in Recruitment in 2013 when he joined a market leading Recruitment Agency within the Manufacturing & Engineering sectors. After almost 10 years there building a vast set of skills and his impressive candidate and client network, Tony joined us in 2023 to start our FMCG Manufacturing business specialising in Production & Operations, Technical & Quality, R&D and Product Development, Engineering and Supply Chain incorporating Planning, Warehousing and Logistics.
If he’s not answering his phone or emails, you’ll probably find him on a golf course somewhere.
Business Manager – Technology
A very proud Scouser (his great, great grandfather was the architect of Liverpool’s famous The Liver building!), Will joined dSb in 2023 to bring his expert knowledge and skills in the Tech sector to our growing consumer business. Having been recruiting in this sector since 2006 for both established Agencies and in-house for Global Organisations, he has extensive experience in proactively finding the best talent within the Tech Infrastructure, Digital, and SaaS sectors.
Nick is the other half of the partnership with Sophie, both professionally and personally. Similarly at Michael Page for a number of years where he lead their retail offering across the South, Nick then joined two ex-colleagues’ recruitment business and, as Director, was instrumental in growing it from 8 heads into a leading National Retail focused agency of 40. He joined Sophie at dSb in 2019.
Nick’s recruitment focus has remained the same over the years, People Management and Field Operations roles across Retail & FMCG, with a particular interest in enabling retail management candidates to shine in other Consumer sectors. This has included rail, airports, healthcare, care and the employability sector.
Nick’s passions in life are his bikes (road, mountain, watt….pick any) and his family (in that order?!)
Business Manager – Creative & Marketing
Fran has worked within recruitment since 2012 having joined Michael Page International on the Graduate Scheme where she was in the same team as Sophie, so they love having the chance to work together again! Since then she has been highly successful within two other recruitment businesses and been with dSb since 2021, bringing her extensive network, expertise, and passion with her. She is our Creative and Marketing specialist in London and the South of England, across a range of consumer related industries.
Not only does Fran give her all to her work, she also volunteers on a regular basis for the Samaritans helpline, and they are very lucky to have her.
Business Manager – Shared Services (HR, Legal & Finance)
Emma has that great mix of both Agency and in-house Recruitment experience, so really understands the process from all angles, a skill which she puts to good use.
She started in Recruitment in 2011 and has worked within the Consumer sector all this time for either Global Agencies or International Fashion brands. Since 2022 Emma has been our specialist in Consumer Shared Services recruitment across HR, Finance & Legal.
A certified life coach and huge yoga enthusiast, Emma has more chat than just recruitment…and her winning smile will never fail to brighten your day!
Senior Consultant – Product (Fashion)
After 9 years as a Fashion & Beauty Merchandiser for ASOS, River Island and QVC, Alex decided to make the change in career to Recruitment to use her in depth knowledge of the sector to help other Fashion companies try to find product people as good as her!
She joined dSb in 2023 to look after our creative, development, technical and commercial Fashion Product positions within London and South of England.
She’s recently found herself becoming a bit of a fitness lover (that’s taken her by surprise!) so you’ll find her at an F45 class most days.
Business Manager – Sales & Commercial (SaaS)
Following a very successful career within Account Management in the SaaS sector, Victor transitioned into the realm of Recruitment in 2014. With an unrivalled commitment and a relentless yet meticulous approach, Victor has forged long term relationships with his International network of clients and has established a strong reputation as an Industry expert who consistently exceeds expectations. He joined dsb in 2023 and focusses on finding the best Sales & Commercial talent in SaaS and Technology businesses. His expertise spans a diverse array of sectors, including Finance, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and the Public Sector.
Victor finds his work/life balance through the practice of martial arts and hot yoga, helping ensure he mirrors his passion for excellence in all aspects of life!