Involve Recruitment have teams based in Wales, The South West, The Midlands & The North.

Victoria Coates


Having gained 20+ years’ experience in the recruitment sector Victoria has recently been appointed as Director for Involve Recruitment (Midlands Ltd), the latest branch in the expansion of Involve Recruitment, situated in the prestigious Deansgate offices in Wolverhampton.

Victoria’s career in recruitment spans two decades and has seen her head up teams within large global and national organisations as well as independent recruitment businesses.

Victoria has extensive experience across the Commercial, Construction and Technical sectors, in both operational and training and development capacities. Her expertise covers the full recruitment service solution, from volume recruitment for large, blue chip organisations to individual hires for SMEs and local businesses.

Julie Ower

Divisional Manager – Commercial

Julie brings over 11 years of commercial recruitment experience to Involve Recruitment and was integral in opening the branch with Victoria in April 2019.  Having had a successful career with a national high street recruiter, Julie specialises in the permanent commercial sector.

Julie is specifically trained to recruit for Business Admin Support, Sales and Marketing, HR, Customer Services and Call Centre, Finance and Accounts, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport, Import and Export personnel from ground level to Executive hire. Prior to recruitment Julie had a successful career within financial services and therefore has bought this knowledge with her to specialise in the financial services sector. Her client partners range from large blue-chip financial organisations, to smaller, independent companies looking for a specific individual.

Both Julie’s clients and candidates benefit from her consultative and thorough approach to their recruitment process and this is highlighted by the long-term relationships she garners with both.


Laura McCreadie

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Commercial

Laura has over 7 years of Commercial and HR recruitment experience with a national recruiter and specialises in the Permanent, Temporary and contract Commercial sector .
Laura is specifically trained to recruit for Business Admin Support, Sales and Marketing, HR, Customer Services and Call Centre,, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport, Import and Export personnel from ground level to Executive hire.
Prior to recruitment, Laura had a successful career within a Global Manufacturing company, starting within a Customer Service role progressing to Export Coordinator, to Internal Sales and then within Specification Sales resulting in her qualification within the GAI (Guild of Architectural Ironmongery)
Laura’s clients range within SME’s to large Bluechip company’s. Laura is passionate about her candidate and client journey, provides full support from start to finish in a consultative manner and will work in partnership fully to build a long term relationship with all who crosses her path.

Dara Gedge

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Dara has recently joined the Commercial team to aid in recruiting and selecting commercial candidates across temporary, permanent, and contract sectors. With over 8 years of experience in recruitment, Dara brings a wealth of knowledge in commercial and industrial recruitment. She has worked within the business support sector, manufacturing and industrial sectors demonstrating an exemplary record in compliance and regulated industry recruitment processes. Dara’s focus will be on fostering candidate relationships within the Administration, Financial Services, HR, Purchasing, and Sales Support divisions.

Leigh Clifton


Leigh has recently joined Involve Recruitment Midlands to head up the Construction division. Leigh brings over 20 years’ experience within construction recruitment to the business. Leigh is specifically experienced in the Main Contract sector and is considered an expert within the field.

Leigh’s expertise lies in forging strong client relationships and offering a full consultative service to his clients and candidates alike, advising on career movement and development, recruitment strategy and market trends. Leigh’s division will focus on growing our presence within the construction sector in the Midlands, specialising in the placement of white collar professionals, including but not limited to Contract Managers, Project/ Site Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators and Technical staff such as Design Managers and Engineers. Leighs expertise can guide you through your next career move and offer a consultative approach to increasing your headcount and supporting your recruitment strategy

Luke Dalton

Senior Recruitment Consultant – M&E Trades

Luke brings 7 years’ experience in M & E recruitment, starting his career as a resourcer, who quickly moved through the ranks to Senior Recruitment Consultant.  Luke is an industry top performer and award-winning consultant, with an extensive knowledge of the M &E sector across the Midlands and beyond.  Luke’s strengths lie in his ability to forge excellent relationships with both his client and candidate base and is well liked by his peers.  As a result, he has specific understanding of the mechanical and electrical market, supplying trades to sectors such as commercial, industrial, leisure/ retail, automotive and housing/ luxury living markets. 

Luke’s focus at Involve Recruitment Midlands will be the supply of all M & E Professionals from Mechanical and Electrical Mates, through to qualified Plumber, Pipe-fitters and Electricians as well as senior Engineers and management professionals in this field.  Whether you are a candidate looking for your next contract, or a client managing a new or ongoing project, Luke’s expertise can guide you through the entire recruitment process, ensuring optimum service levels and a meticulous approach to compliance.

Laura Ruben

Senior Consultant – M&E Professional

With 18 years’ experience in recruitment Laura has joined Involve Recruitment to specialise in the recruitment and selection of Mechanical and Electrical professionals. With extensive knowledge and expertise in this sector, Laura has garnished solid relationships with some of the UK’s largest and most successful M & E Contractors. With an impressive career as an award winning consultant, Laura’s remit is to further develop the growing M & E team from our Birmingham office. Her focus will be the placement of senior M & E Professionals including project and Contract Managers, Estimators, Executive level appointments and senior managerial staff. Laura has developed her knowledge of the candidate landscape over the years and is fantastically placed to meet all your senior recruitment needs within this field

Shelley Fellows

Senior Consultant – M&E Professional

Shelley has recently joined the Team at involve to focus on the development of the permanent recruitment market within the M & E sector.  Shelley brings 7 years recruitment experience to the Midlands team.  Having started her career in Industrial recruitment, Shelley moved began to specialise in the permanent recruitment market, initially Commercial and developing within M & E permanent recruitment.  Shelley has been an award winning consultant during her time in this sector and has an expert ability to build relationships with her clients and candidates.  She is a strong business developer, and has a solid technical understanding of the M & E market.  Shelley will be specialising  in the placement of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Project Managers, Contracts Managers, Estimators and Fire and Security professionals.  If you are looking to recruit a white collar professional within the M & E sector, Shelley has an extensive network of client and candidate contacts and can advise at every step of the hire process, advising on salary benchmarking,  market trends and candidate management.

Daniel Beech

Recruitment Consultant – M&E Trades

Daniel has joined our Mechanical and Electrical team to support the growth of our M & E trades division.  Having started his recruitment career for one of the world’s largest agencies, Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, with a particular focus on delivering a first class service for both candidates and contractors alike.  Daniel’s focus will be the supply of temporary Plumbers, Pipefitters, Electricians, Improvers and Engineers across the West and East Midlands and London

David Robotham

Principle Consultant – Construction and Civils


Sam Crofton

Recruitment Consultant – Trades and Labour

Sam joins Involve with a background in social housing recruitment and has specialised in placing blue collar Trades and Labour operatives. Sam’s main focus is identifying new business opportunities to strengthen the Trades and Labour team.  He will be working with major blue chip companies in and around the West and East Midlands.

Leah Fox

Recruitment Consultant – Trades and Labour

Leah has recently joined Involve to assist with the growth of the trades and labour division. Her role is to identify key trades and labour operatives and place them with specialist tier 1 contractors and sub-contractors. She has a strong background in sales and relationship management and is focused on continuing to develop our presence in this fast moving sector. 

What makes us stand out from the rest?

We listen to exactly what you want and we have a full open and honest approach


Accreditations & Awards

Involve’s expertise in the construction sector is backed-up by our accreditations & awards we have received.

Recruiting permanent, temporary & interim staff in Construction, Civil Engineering, Trades/Labour, Technical, Mechanical/Electrical, Rail. What makes us stand out from the rest? We listen to exactly what you want and we have a full open and honest approach.

Privacy & Data



Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google
Consent to display content from - Spotify
Sound Cloud
Consent to display content from - Sound