Meet The Team
Key to our success is our people.
We pride ourselves on providing a high quality professional service to both clients and candidates alike and believe that attracting and retaining the right staff within our team is vital to providing you with excellent customer service.
To find out more about the Balance team please view our profiles with contact details.
Daniel Cumberworth Senior ConsultantRead more
John Carleton Senior ConsultantRead more
Marie Pratt Executive AdministratorRead more
Richard Hooper Director
Richard is one of our founding Directors, and manages our London office on a day to day basis. Despite his management responsibilities he is still heavily involved in recruiting and is passionate about delivering a high quality service to our clients and contacts. He’s one of the longest serving recruiters within the ‘Legal Accounts’ niche, having recruited in this field for over 10 years now, and focusses on senior accounting and finance systems appointments.
Away from the office he can usually be found watching endless repeats of Peppa Pig and the Gruffalo at his daughters request (demands!), but he also finds the time to follow Southampton FC and escape to the occasional music festival.
Tracey Reece Head of Business Services
Tracey, or T-Bird as we like to call her, manages all our marketing, branding and website at Balance and also supports the team with their IT requirements. She is our social media guru and we can’t do anything without it being tweeted so watch out! Tracey started with Balance in March 2008 and in 2014 won ‘Employee Of The Year Award’ at the FSB London Business Awards.
Outside of work, Tracey enjoys spending time with her 2 children. She is also a huge netball fan, playing regularly and coaching at junior level.
Kath Reynolds Director
Kath Reynolds is Co-Founder of Balance Recruitment and looks after everything and anything but sales! Her main strength is numbers (with over 25 years accounting experience) but she definitely likes to think of herself as a ‘people person’, hence why she loves being in recruitment. She is in charge of our Hertford office and runs our support team. Together with Richard, they make a great management team each bringing to the table what the other doesn’t have.
Being Australian, it can be said she likes to enjoy the odd social occasion and when she’s not working or playing hard, she spends as much time as she can with her ‘mini-me’ and then tries to squeeze in a few gym sessions too.
Marie Pratt Executive Administrator
Marie has been with Balance since 2012. She works in the Hertford Office and is responsible for supporting our Temp Desk in all aspects of its administration. For her sins she also manages the payroll for the company and assists with HR administration. Marie has worked in recruitment for over 10 years and brings an extensive wealth of administrative and organisational skills to the business.
Apart from looking after her grandchildren she likes to spend her spare time travelling, dining out, supporting Tottenham Hotspur and sometimes keeping fit!
Daniel Cumberworth Senior Consultant
Daniel joined Balance in 2010, having spent eight years working as a Legal Cashier for Manches LLP and FieldFisher LLP. He has brought a wealth of experience from the sector, and is well-placed to assess candidates suitability for various Legal Accounts positions. Alongside Richard Hooper, he has built solid client relationships, helping Balance become the ‘go-to’ consultancy for quality service.
Outside of work, Daniel is an avid follower of West Ham United, and also enjoys visiting new places around the world with his wife. He can often be found on Sunday mornings hacking his way around Essex golf courses.
John Carleton Senior Consultant
John joined our Legal Accounts division back in 2013 and recruits for a broad range of transactional accounting positions, from Legal Cashiering and Revenue Control/Billing, through to part qualified accounting roles. He joined the business coming from a Legal Accounts background, having previously worked within the accounts department at Berwin Leighton Paisner for many years, and as such has a strong network of contacts within the sector and an in-depth understanding of the positions he now recruits for.
Away from the office John enjoys spending most of his time with his two daughters, with regular family trips to Spain and avidly supporting Chelsea football club.
For more information please call us on 020 7072 0946