Blue Eskimo
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The winning team for learning & development recruitment

Back when every business on the Internet was a colour plus a noun, we decided to call ourselves Blue Eskimo. As we’ve grown, our name has become synonymous with one thing: great L&D recruitment that stands out from the crowd, for all of the right reasons.

Nick Bate

Nick Bate

Director

You don’t have to be called Nick to work here, but it clearly helps. Nick is one of the two business leaders at Blue Eskimo. His background in L&D helps him to work with clients at the highest level – speaking their language and understanding their issues.

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Nick Jones

Nick Jones

Director

The second Nick (or the first if you ask him) at Blue Eskimo is Nick Jones. Like (the other) Nick, this Nick had a successful career in L&D before establishing Blue Eskimo – and then building it to be the leading force for recruitment in the sector.

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Barney Heath

Barney Heath

Recruitment consultant

Barney is a dedicated recruiter, who is enthusiastic and meticulous in his approach. Barney recruits for roles across L&D, with a particular focus on learning technologies roles. If you need to speak with a recruiter about learning tech roles, Barney’s the one to call.

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Katie Beck

Katie Beck

Recruitment Delivery Manager

Katie is our recruitment team leader, supporting and guiding the team to find exceptional L&D talent for brilliant L&D opportunities. She possesses six years’ experience in L&D recruitment – across all levels of roles and all types of organisations.

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Lydia Sleep

Lydia Sleep

Recruitment consultant

Lydia is definitely someone you would call dedicated to her role. She’s been in recruitment for around ten years, seven of which are within the L&D sector – at Blue Eskimo. Clients and candidates alike love working with Lydia, whose positive attitude helps to gain trust and build rapport.

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Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Account director

Paul is a knowledgeable recruiter with over twenty years’ experience in finding excellent L&D talent. He’s very much results-driven and has a strong commercial acumen and in-depth understanding of employment law. If you are looking to hire contract resource, Paul is the person to speak too.

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Samantha Ward

Samantha Ward

Recruitment consultant

Sam is a natural recruiter who is really efficient at what she does. She works across a variety of L&D roles, with a focus on learning design roles – and enjoys helping people find exactly the right kind of role for their skills.

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Tamara Atherton

Tamara Atherton

Recruitment account director

Tamara has an excellent combination of experience in business development and recruitment. Tamara works closely with Nick Bate, focusing on recruitment for sales, customer success and marketing professionals in the L&D sector. If you are looking to hire a sales professional, get in touch with Tamara.

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Edmund Monk

Edmund Monk

Non-executive director

Ed is one of the best-known people in the L&D sector – which is not surprising as his main role is the CEO of the Learning & Performance Institute. Ed works with Nick and Nick to help steer and grow Blue Eskimo.

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