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 since 2004, and focusses on senior accounting and finance systems appointments in the UK and overseas.
Away from the office his time is mostly spent with his daughter, but he also finds the time to follow Southampton FC and escape to the occasional music festival.
Tracey Reece Marketing Executive
There isn’t much that goes on in our office that doesn’t get tweeted about or posted to Instagram so watch out! Tracey started her time with Balance in March 2008 and in 2014 won ‘Employee of the Year Award’ at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) London Business Awards.
Away from the office you’ll find Tracey spending time with her 2 children and on the netball court either coaching juniors or playing!
Kath Reynolds Director
Kath Reynolds is a Co-Founder and Director of Balance Recruitment. Her main strengths are Commercial Strategy and numbers! (She has over 25 years accounting experience). Kath was a finalist in the Best Business Women Awards 2016, which recognised her strong business acumen, however she still prefers to think of herself as a ‘people person’, hence why she loves being in the recruitment industry.
Being Australian, it can be said she enjoys the odd social occasion and when she’s not working or playing hard, she spends as much girlie-time as she can with her daughter and then tries to squeeze a few gym sessions in too.
Marie Pratt Executive Administrator
Marie has been with Balance since 2012. Marie is responsible for supporting our Temp Desk in all aspects of its administration. She also manages the payroll for the company and assists with HR and financial administration. Marie has worked in recruitment for over 10 years and brings an extensive wealth of administrative and organisational skills to the business.
Marie likes to spend her spare time with her family as well as travelling, dining out, supporting Tottenham Hotspur and trying to keep fit!
Daniel Cumberworth Senior Consultant
Daniel joined Balance in 2010, having spent the previous eight years working as a Legal Cashier at Manches LLP and Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.
Daniel has used his industry knowledge and passion for Legal Finance to add a large portfolio of international law firms to our client base and is well-placed to assess candidates suitability for various all Legal Accounts positions. He has assisted candidates progress through their career, taking their long term aspirations into account and using a consultative approach to help them achieve their career goals. When it’s time for them to take the next step, they never hesitate in getting back in touch with Daniel.
He covers all areas of Legal Finance, from the Cashiering and Revenue functions, all the way through to Accounting, Analysis and Pricing.
Outside of work, Daniel is an avid follower of West Ham United, and also enjoys visiting new places around the world. He can often be found on Sunday mornings hacking his way around Essex golf courses with his pals!
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 3941 1068