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Our team is committed to working as a client specialist. By layering this knowledge across our in-depth sector experience we are able to work as a true recruitment partner and adviser to both clients and candidates.


Nick Bone

is the founder and Managing Director of Nicholas Howard. 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 Recruitment Operations Manager at Nicholas Howard, overseeing the recruitment and resourcing side of the business.  Josh is an experienced IT and Defence recruiter, 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.

Tom Devon

is a specialist within our Technical Recruitment 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 for 12 months, and prior to this was an IT recruiter for over 6 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 works within the resourcing function, focusing primarily on technical roles.

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.

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 a recruiter within the Nicholas Howard team, as a fluent Polish speaker Sophie is able to assist with our recruitment for clients within Poland and around this region. Before joining NHL Sophie has 18 months of recruitment experience specialising with engineering and technical recruitment.

Prior to her time in recruitment Sophie worked within Quality Control.

Sophie has recently relocated to the South Coast and lives just outside Salisbury with her husband.


is Client Engagement Manager at Nicholas Howard and focuses on business growth and building strong client relationships.  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.


is Head of Search at our sister Executive Search Business 9M Partners.  An experienced executive recruiter at both the mid and senior levels, he has gained most of his recruitment experience whilst working across the Consumer and Industrial sectors.  Committed to maintaining the very highest standards of client and candidate care, Greg is a firm believer in investing as much time as possible in every assignment in order to ensure a positive outcome for all involved.  Outside of work, and when he’s not standing on the edge of a sports pitch watching his two sons, Greg enjoys playing tennis, running and cycling across Salisbury Plain and going in search of good coffee on his motorbike.

To learn more about 9M Partners, visit www.9mpartners.co.uk


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.


Becka is a recruiter in the Nicholas Howard Team and has been with us since the Summer 2018.

Prior to joining Nicholas Howard she worked within Car Sales. which gave her a passion to deliver great customer service. From there Becka decided recruitment was the ideal role to continue to provide this on a daily basis.
Outside of work Becka enjoys horse riding, travelling around America and trying new food.