Meet the Team

  • Leanne Allfrey Senior Delivery Consultant

    Whilst working in Events Management I was fortunate enough to be approached by a recruitment agency who introduced me to ICP Search. In January 2016 I was welcomed into ICP Search and joined the awesome Connected Media team as a Delivery Consultant.

    I'm amazed by the knowledge, skills and technologies I learn about each day, whilst having the opportunity to work with interesting diverse people within the industry. Every day is different which makes coming to work every day really enjoyable.

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    Leanne Allfrey

    Senior Delivery Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Cathy Ferguson Project Consultant

    I joined ICP Search on a freelance basis in 2013, becoming a permanent staff member in October 2014.

    With over 20 years in the industry I’ve seen recruitment from all angles: as an in-house and ‘on the desk’ recruitment consultant, as an interim manager in financial services companies, as a Director of two recruitment firms and as a freelance consultant to small recruitment firms in Brighton.

    I have been lucky to live and work all over the world. After university I spent four years as a resort rep in the Alps, and later a winter season running an in-bound travel agency, so not surprisingly most of my holidays are now spent in the Austrian Alps. Other jobs that didn’t make it onto my CV/Linkedin profile are chicken farm worker, lifeguard and swimming instructor, and door-to-door encyclopaedia seller.

    ICP Search is an energising place to work, and my role is full of interesting and different challenges. I’m working on a variety of projects for the company, as wells as contributing my knowledge and expertise to the HR, Operations and Delivery functions.

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    Cathy Ferguson

    Project Consultant

    Department

    Operations

  • Oli Ciecierski Senior Consultant

    I focus within Telecommunications at ICP Search ? complimenting the convergence of our Satellite Communications, Connected Media and Smart Tech & IoT teams across ICP Search. We partner with major carriers through to start-ups, working with established technology areas whilst simultaneously exploring innovative and industry-leading products and services that are changing the technology landscape (much like our clients!).

    Typically, I operate at the mid- to senior-level and also provide clients with Value-Added Services fulfilling research-based projects including market mapping, employee on-boarding and diversity & inclusion projects.

    Prior to joining ICP Search, I recruited for Life Sciences clients across Europe for two years before spending four years working globally within Telecommunications with a little bit of Cyber Security thrown in for good measure!

    I am driven by the desire to craft true partnerships with clients built upon successful delivery, trust and proactive consultation.

    Oli Ciecierski

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Connected Communication & Technology

  • Hannah Pollock Finance Manager

    After leaving college I started working as an Operations Manager for a serviced office company, where ICP Search was one of my clients. After eight years I left my job to have a baby and was really excited when Gary asked me to join the finance team at ICP Search.

    My job here involves anything from raising invoices and preparing month end accounts, to managing compliance (it’s exciting really), company healthcare schemes and auto enrolment.  I love the energy and enthusiasm of all the staff here; everybody loves their job and I always look forward to starting my day.

    After five years of working in the finance team and being qualified only by experience, I’ve taken the plunge and decided to study my AAT. I’m looking forward to passing my first set of exams (keep your fingers crossed for me!).

    I can’t wait for many more years working with this amazing company and seeing where the journey takes us!!

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    Hannah Pollock

    Finance Manager

    Department

    Finance

  • Gary Still Delivery manager

    I joined ICP Search to help grow the newly created Technology Division. This area of the business specialises purely within IT, across the Company's already existing sectors. My recruitment career started around eight years ago, with a focus on sourcing candidates from development and testing backgrounds. I transitioned into the Projects and PMO arena and quickly became a specialist in this field placing senior candidates into various roles including Project / Programme Management, Business / Systems Analysis and PMO Coordination / Management.

    The guys here at ICP Search are extremely knowledgeable and at the top of their game. It's great to be part of a team that focuses on exceptional customer service. During my downtime, if not travelling I will most likely be walking my dog, DJing or yelling at Spurs on the TV

    Gary Still

    Delivery manager

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Tara Pirsztuk Operations Executive

    Starting at ICP Search as Operations Executive I was warmly welcomed, immediately felt part of the family atmosphere and quickly fitted into my role. I love the extremely varied work - there is something different every day, I am involved in exciting projects and new events as well as ensuring the office and operations run smoothly.

    Before joining ICP in June 2018 I spent a couple of months travelling around Thailand and Bali before heading to beautiful Australia where I worked in sales, travel and events which had been my background for the last 15 years. Highlights of that year included organising all the travel for four cruises for the clients of an amazing events company, and travelling to Melbourne regularly to work at a variety of events, with and without the Event Managers. Back in Brighton I worked for American Express as a VIP Travel Executive dealing with Centurion card holders booking first class, luxurious travel and planning their trip of a lifetime which I thoroughly enjoyed.

    In my spare time I enjoy being a bit of a social butterfly taking advantage of this cool and vibrant city, so going to lots of restaurants and bars - and fitting in lots of holidays and travelling when I can.

    Tara Pirsztuk

    Operations Executive

    Department

    Operations

  • Thomas Holmes Managing Consultant

    I am focused on video streaming technologies at ICP Search as part of the Connected Media team, and also work across the wider broadcasting and video markets. I get the opportunity to work with some very neat disruptive start-ups and mid-sized organisations, as well as for very well established household names.

    Originally from a scientific background, I studied Molecular Genetics at the University of Sussex, spending my final year focused on cancer treatments. Prior to joining ICP Search, I spent a year and a half working in executive search within financial services and global asset management. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the TV ecosystem as it is rapidly changing and diversifying every year. Being in a position where I find guys and girls that will take organisations’ offerings to the next level is a pleasure.

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    Thomas Holmes

    Managing Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Jerson Gusterson Managing Consultant, Contract Solutions

    My name is Jerson and I head up the Contract and Interim Division here at ICP Search. My area of expertise is in the Digital TV and Broadcast areas, primarily providing high level candidates to multimillion pound projects that push the boundaries of technology in the ever-changing connected world.

    What I rate about ICP Search is being able to work in an organisation where everyone genuinely works as part of a collective team, striving to achieve shared success. I also love the complete support and freedom given to each individual to build their area of business how they want.

    Prior to joining ICP Search, I spent six years working in contract recruitment for global technology companies. In the year and a half since joining, I have fallen in love with the TV world and I am truly looking forward to seeing how it continues to evolve in the coming years. I am also looking forward to our increasing involvement with the local community as we develop our program to get kids excited about careers in Technology!

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    Jerson Gusterson

    Managing Consultant, Contract Solutions

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Katie Cubbage Marketing Executive

    I joined ICP Search in June 2018 as Marketing Executive. My key responsibilities include maintenance of our website, publishing content on social media and designing literature for our consultants to send to clients. No 2 days are ever the same at ICP Search which keeps me on my toes and I love that!

    Marketing is such a varied function and as technology and consumers change, so do the tools and platforms I use. I love learning new things and developing my skills which is something ICP is incredibly supportive of.

    I grew up in Buckinghamshire but moved to Sussex in the Summer and haven't looked back. In my spare time you'll find me in a muddy puddle at Tough Mudder or scrambling over a wall at a Spartan Race during the warmer months and snuggled up in front of Netflix in the cooler months.

    Katie Cubbage

    Marketing Executive

    Department

    Operations

  • Amelia Rivas Senior Consultant

    The one thing I love about ICP Search is the creative buzz around the office. People are truly passionate about their sectors which makes for a really interesting atmosphere to work in.

    I now specialise in the Sports Technology sector within the Digital TV & Video division. In my role I work through the whole ecosystem of sports tech, from the distribution and streaming of live sports content, through to data and analytics and fan engagement.

    I studied Journalism at University of the Arts in London that allowed me to blend my interest in media studies within a creative environment. From there I fell into a recruitment role in the construction sector, finding candidates for major projects in Central London. When making the great escape to Brighton, I found ICP Search and was instantly attracted the Digital TV & Video division - the rest is history!

    I was excited to attend Sportel in Monaco last year. In addition to the glamorous location, it was fantastic to meet other people purely working in the Sports Technology industry.

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    Amelia Rivas

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Fay van der Westhuizen Senior HR & Operations Executive

    Working at ICP Search is a pure joy.  The team are really what makes this company a truly special place to work.  It's a team of driven, humble and smart individuals who collaboratively drive the business and have taken it to where it is now.

    Having always worked in retail in management roles (and a little in construction) I feel I have gained good knowledge of how to develop and support a team.  At ICP Search I have a role that allows me to have vision and autonomy to help support the functions within ICP Search.  My job varies on a day to day basis so no day is the same, but where I am at my happiest is when I am dealing with people both internally or externally.

    I genially love my job and look forward to seeing the business develop over the years and being a big part of that.

    Outside of work I am an avid music fan,  Iove watching comedy and very much enjoy socialising with my friends and family.  This usually results in a day after sofa session watching box sets and feeling rather vulnerable, yet I will continue doing it..

    Fay van der Westhuizen

    Senior HR & Operations Executive

    Department

    Operations

  • Matt Bertenshaw Senior Consultant

    I joined ICP Search having spent the last 3 years successfully recruiting primarily senior appointments in the IoT market globally, with a particular focus on North and Western Europe. With their background in semiconductors and development into smart tech markets, ICP were the obvious choice for me to join to continue my career!
    I'm a passionate follower of technology and believe IoT will truly revolutionise us as humans and the world around us, and that people are the key to its development and success.

    Since joining ICP its clear that there is a supportive and collaborative environment where everybody's success is important.
    In my spare time I enjoy getting out in the Sussex countryside on my motorcycle, live music events and travelling the world.

    Matt Bertenshaw

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Smart Tech & IoT

  • Gary Peters Chief Executive

    My path into recruitment was far from deliberate! I was on the books of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. as a trainee during school and was pretty (well, I was very...) confident of becoming a professional footballer - so any career other than football really wasn't an option.

    Fast forward a few years when I was released from BHAFC with nowhere to go.....and life had just become very real! After dusting myself off and attempting several sales orientated jobs I was given an opportunity by a small start-up company to start a career I’ve since learnt to absolutely love.

    After five years I set up ICP Search in October 2001 with one main intention which was to create a fantastic place to work. That was all, I had no idea how to run a business so a business plan was always on the 'to do' list.

    Many years of hard work (and fun) later, we have not only created one of the best places to work in the recruitment industry, we have built a world leading search organisation, placing technology specialists across the globe on a daily basis.

    Outside ICP Search I am absolutely committed to unlocking the full potential of our future generations. I utilise my spare time and energy to strengthen communities and economies at grassroots level – increasing employment opportunities, enhancing education participation and raising aspirations of the future generations locally and internationally.

    To say I am proud of what we have achieved would be a huge understatement. I absolutely love my job, I love the people I work with, I love the industries I work within and I love delivering the best possible service to my clients at all times.

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    Gary Peters

    Chief Executive

    Department

    Smart Tech & IoT

  • Andrew Ball Senior Consultant

    Like most people, I fell into recruitment and I couldn’t have fallen more on my feet if I had tried. My recruitment career started in Finance and Accounting, placing temporary staff into major financial institutions, not as fun as it sounds, but am thrilled to now be working in such a dynamic and interesting field as Space & Satellite Communications.

    Alongside my role as Head of Delivery, I am heavily involved in recruiting mid to senior level executives in the Satellite industry globally, something I still love doing every day. Having an opportunity to speak with experts in a field who share my passion for the technology and the industry is worth getting out of bed for every morning. That, and the regular trips to Washington DC, Singapore and various areas of Europe to meet clients and visit industry events.

    Outside recruitment I am a passionate Spurs fan, not always the easiest thing to be, as well as a lover of quintessentially British comedy and all things hip hop.

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    Andrew Ball

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Satcoms & Space

  • Elena Harris Administrator

    I worked on a project in 2013 for Beach, an organisation helping young people in Brighton and Hove, and was introduced to Gary Peters. I learnt a lot visiting different locations and speaking to young people about how to improve their employability.  This experience gave me so much confidence and helped me later on when I got my first job.

    In August 2018 Gary talked to me about ICP Search and I was offered a position as the Administrator in the Contract Division.

    I really appreciate coming into work, learning every day and being with fantastic and passionate people who get on very well with each other. The team all possess great skills and knowledge and have helped me push and be the best I can be.  This opportunity allows me to use my German skills on a daily basis, support my learning and development but also to have a great time!

    Whenever I can I enjoy travelling to Germany to improve my language skills and meet new people.

    Elena Harris

    Administrator

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Paul Wilkinson Technical Delivery Manager

    My remit at ICP Search is to help build and expand the company’s IT expertise, focussing on Development and Testing. I work across all ICP Search’s current sectors, mirroring the high level of service and delivery that ICP Search provides to clients and candidates.

    I have been working within IT recruitment for the last 11 years across multiple industries and a variety of IT disciplines including Project/Programme Management and IT Support. My knowledge and experience of recruiting across technologies (Net, Java, SQL, Oracle), and roles such as Developers, Architects and Testing (Manual & Automation) will add to the services offered by ICP Search.

    Outside work I am a keen football fan, Manchester United in particular, which hasn’t been easy the last few years!

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    Paul Wilkinson

    Technical Delivery Manager

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Kate Peters Finance Director

    After forming the company in 2001, I have watched, like a proud parent, ICP Search grow into a buzzing, yet professional, entertaining place to work. I can honestly say that ICP Search is a success story and each chapter is more exciting than the last.

    I’m a fully qualified Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in practice and industry. As the Finance Director, I am responsible, along with my fantastic dynamic team, for ensuring we are financially secure and compliant. This security enables ICP Search to increase its share of the recruitment market while nurturing new and existing members of staff. Our Finance Team is a complementary collaboration of expertise and knowledge with a clear focus on our continuing professional development within the industry.

    Kate Peters

    Finance Director

    Department

    Operations

  • Dan Bradshaw Consultant

    My area of expertise is the Digital TV and Broadcast industry and I work in the Contract Division here at ICP Search. Prior to joining the company, I worked in insurance, travelled Europe selling medical equipment and sold educational software to primary schools.

    After 10 years in sales, I wanted to find an organisation which would allow me to work with some very exciting technologies whilst helping people reach their professional goals. ICP Search is the perfect company to allow me to do this!

    Things I'm enjoying most about ICP Search are the family atmosphere, the endless support provided and that everyone here is passionate about the technologies they work with. We all want to achieve the same goal, which is to succeed by helping others succeed.

    I live in Brighton which really caters to my life-style- offering me endless bars and restaurants to try out. I am passionate about cooking so you'll often find me trying out new recipes at weekends. I enjoy running along the beach in the summer, playing tennis, going to the gym.

    Dan Bradshaw

    Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Chesca Marro Delivery Consultant

    Having completed my Psychology Degree followed by a Business Management MSc, I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into the ICP Search family. What I love about ICP is the sheer passion everyone has for their specialist sectors, as well as the high quality service we provide.

    Now working as a Delivery Consultant in the Space & Satellite Communications field I am able to further my interest in the Space industry, as well as being able to network with a diverse range of knowledgeable and interesting experts which makes each day new and exciting.

    Outside of recruitment I am a keen philanthropist working especially with vulnerable children, as well as being an avid traveller and dog lover.

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    Chesca Marro

    Delivery Consultant

    Department

    Satcoms & Space

  • Matt Watts Consultant

    I joined ICP Search in September 2018 to focus on developing our Cyber Security division.

    The decision to join ICP Search was a very easy one. It’s a real pleasure working with such motivated, passionate and supportive people and I am really excited to see what the future holds.

    As a Cyber Security recruiter, I have placed individuals at varying experience levels across domains such as Security Operations, Threat Intelligence, Security Architecture, Pen Testing and GRC.

    Cyber Security is an incredibly exciting space to recruit for with an ever-evolving landscape. To have the opportunity to play a part in helping organisations develop their Security functions on a local and international scale is a real privilege and I am really excited to get to work with ICP’s existing client base.

    Outside of work I am a keen sports fan, particularly football, and am a season ticket holder at Crystal Palace. I also enjoy DJ’ing most weekends and have recently taken up golf, so find myself spending plenty of time searching for my ball in the rough!

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    Matt Watts

    Consultant

    Department

    Smart Tech & IoT