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We have a large number of permanent, contract and fixed term jobs across the UK and Europe within a wide range of fields of work


Nick Bone

is the founder and Group CEO of Nicholas Howard and 9M Partners. Nick has led the business from niche start up, to the tailored recruitment organisation that it is today, through a commitment to one simple goal – to recruit the way our clients would.
Nick’s experience includes Finance and Accounting, Financial Services, IT and Life Sciences. He leads the strategy and growth of the business, while being committed to remaining in touch with the operational side of delivering our top quality service for clients and candidates.

Josh Murray

is Managing Director at Nicholas Howard, overseeing the recruitment and resourcing side of the business.  Josh is an experienced IT and Defence recruiter and manager, within both the perm and contract environment.  Since being part of Nicholas Howard, he has been instrumental in the work we do in the defence sector, and also leads several key accounts.  As part of the senior management team, Josh is also heavily involved in the strategic direction of the business and development of the team.

Tom Devon

is a specialist Recruitment Consultant within our team. Using a mix of conventional and cutting edge search techniques, Tom works daily within the ‘tough to find’ candidate market. Tom has been with Nicholas Howard since 2015, and prior to this was an IT recruiter for over 7 years. Tom also works closely with Josh managing one of our key global accounts.

Ros Ryman

has been with Nicholas Howard since the start of 2016. Prior to this Ros worked within recruitment training. Ros currently works as a Senior Recruiter at NHL, sourcing candidates across all of our client accounts and candidate skill sets. Ros helps lead the way with our resourcing function, developing novel and innovative ways of identifying talent.

Christine Etheridge

leads our Legal team. Christine has over 20 years recruitment experience, 5 of these with Nicholas Howard. Christine has worked both in-house and agency side, and is one of the South Coast’s most highly regarded and respected legal recruiters.  Christine is also committed to networking, supporting several business networking events regularly.

Kate Bone

is the Nicholas Howard Operations Director.  Kate is responsible for the finance function, legal and contract side of the business.  Prior to working at Nicholas Howard, Kate was a criminal defence lawyer.  In her role as Operation Director, Kate has overall responsibility for the operational and finance teams, and is a key part of the Senior Management Team.

Heidi Wilson

supports the contractor desk and administration of the business.  In her role, Heidi has daily contact with our working contractors and temps and ensures all aspects of the candidate journey is as smooth and worry free as it should be.

Becky Smith

works within the office administration function of the business, assisting Kate with legal and financial queries, and working alongside Nick in the operations of Nicholas Howard.  Prior to this role, Becky worked within the resourcing function for Nicholas Howard and is still actively assisting within the candidate market as well.


is Head of People and Performance at Nicholas Howard and focuses on business growth and team development.  Emma has broad experience in FMCG, B2B and Technology sectors and having been ‘client side’ for most of her career, has a clear understanding of the challenges of successful recruitment.  In particular the importance of finding the right candidate that has not only the skill sets required but also the organisational fit for the client and candidate in question.  In her role, Emma is also part of the senior management team of the business, with particular oversight for team development and growth.


Joined Nicholas Howard in the summer 2018. Before joining the Nicholas Howard team she worked within the charity sector assisting with helping veterans and their families during their recovery period. Jess continuously strives to ensure anyone she comes into contact with experiences professionalism and friendliness along their whole recruitment journey.