Meet The Team

Nick Day
Managing Director

Nick Day

Nick Day is the founder of JGA Payroll Recruitment, a niche Global Payroll Recruitment Consultancy. An MA graduate, Nick is both REC and AIRS Qualified in recruitment practice and possesses over 15 years specialist global payroll recruitment expertise.

Nick began his career as a payroll recruitment consultant in 2002 where he developed to become one of the most successful experts in the industry with a proven track record of providing SME, FTSE and Global listed clients with niche Payroll candidates across all levels, all sectors and all locations.

Believing the industry needed a new approach to candidate search and selection, Nick decided to launch JGA Payroll Recruitment in 2008.  Subsequently, JGA has followed a unique, proactive and focused inbound 24/7/365 digital strategy designed to engage passive talent so his team can provide clients with the best payroll candidates the industry has to offer –  the top 15%.

Nick has developed JGA to become world-class payroll recruitment consultancy.  They have access to phenomenal networks of specialist payroll professionals which they successfully access for client engagements every day. A leading payroll recruitment authority, Nick and his team specialise in placing permanent and temporary payroll vacancies ranging from EMEA & International Payroll Directors, Payroll Managers and Payroll Executives through to Payroll Administrators, Technical Payroll & HR Implementation Consultants and Project Managers.

JGA Recruitment continue to utilise cutting edge digital technologies and big data analytics to improve candidate attraction strategies to attract the best payroll talent for their clients.

If you need any assistance with your recruitment process or finding a new role, contact him on:

Email: nick@jgarecruitment.com 

Telephone: 01727800377

I have known Nick for 14 years. I have always been impressed by his professional manner and dedication not only to his work at James Gray Associates (JGA) but also to his family. He has worked hard to build JGA Recruitment into a very successful business. But what has impressed me the most about Nick, is that he has real integrity, a rare virtue in the world of recruitment. – (Ms) L.P

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Abu Choudhury
Director

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Position:
Director

How long have you been with JGA:
Ages… 12 years 😊

Speciality:
All things Payroll, HR, HCM related. Whether it be operational, technical, sales or senior execs, I cover it all

Favourite hobbies:
Eating is number 1 for sure. 2, anything sporting related (playing or watching). 3, binging a series

Who is your hero:
A bit of a cliché one but it has to be my mother. Raising 9 children on her own and all of them a success in their own right

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Musical theatre 🤦‍♂️

What’s your favourite food:
Mothers King Prawn Curry. 🍤

Get in touch with me for:
• Recruitment support – Domestic and International
• Market advice and benchmarking
• Recommendations or referrals

Email: abu@jgarecruitment.com

Telephone: 01727800377

Steve Yardley
Director

Steve Yardley

Position:

Director

How long have you been with JGA:

From the start

Speciality:

HR, HRIS, Payroll & Reward

Favourite hobbies:

Cycling

Who is your hero:

Olaudah Equiano

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:

There’s no such thing

What’s your favourite food:

Tapas

Get in touch with me for:

HR, HRIS, Payroll & Reward Recruitment

Email: steve@jgarecruitment.com

Telephone: 01727800377

Tom Croughton
Director

Tom Croughton

Position:
Director

How long have you been with JGA:
Half a decade!

Speciality:
Sales/Implementation positions and exec search across Payroll & HR

Favourite hobbies:
Rugby and eating out

Who is your hero:
Liam Gallagher

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Queen

What’s your favourite food:
Anything from Nando’s

Get in touch with me for:
– Discussing technology trends
– You have hiring requirements
– You’re looking for a new role
– Drinking coffee

Email: tom@jgarecruitment.com

Telephone: 01727 800377

Ros Winchester
Office Manager

Ros Winchester

Position:

Office Manager

How long have you been with JGA:

An absolutely brilliant 8 years where I’ve seen JGA go from strength to strength

Speciality:

The operational side of recruitment companies

Favourite hobbies:

Keeping fit, meeting up with friends, travel – can’t wait to plan the next destination (when possible)!

Who is your hero:

David Attenborough – total respect!

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:

Take That!

What’s your favourite food:

I love both Asian food and seafood!

Get in touch with me for:

Anything relating to temps/contractors, accounts, billing – If you have queries, just give me a call, I’m here to make sure that everything runs smoothly!

Email: ros@jgarecruitment.com

Telephone: 01727800377

Paul Dargavel
Associate Director

Paul Dargavel

Paul is an Associate Director at JGA who specialises in Payroll recruitment at board level. He also specialises is Payroll & HR Software Consultancy recruitment. Paul is one of our most experienced members of staff with over 20 years in Payroll recruitment! Paul enjoys working at JGA due to its low staff turnover compared to our competitors, as he sees JGA as a family. Clients see the benefit of this as well.

He is passionate about recruiting for the payroll industry because the biggest thrill he gets is from applicants who return to him seeking advice on how they can develop as payroll professionals and working with them to achieve that. Two achievements Paul has made whilst being at JGA are being the top JGA Consultant in 2017 / 2018 and being the JGA TFF Fantasy Football King! Outside of work Paul’s main hobbies including running (he really wants to do the London Marathon) and spending time with his family.

If you need any assistance in finding or placing a role in Payroll, please do not hesitate to contact him on:

Email: paul@jgarecruitment.com

Telephone: 01727800377

Having used several other suppliers, I am delighted to recommend Paul as being a credit to the industry of specialist payroll recruitment. (Mr) A.D

Matthew Pyne
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Matthew Pyne

Position:
Senior Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
5 years

Speciality:
Senior level HR/payroll/Marketing & E,D&I positions across multi industries

Favourite hobbies:
Horror films, attending gigs, listening to new music, quizzes, watching sport (too old for participation these days and after breaking my hip ice-skating some time ago!)

Who is your hero:
My Dad of course! Sadly, he passed earlier this year but was a truly great man. Teller of the best joke I have ever heard and always first to the bar

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Chas n’ Dave (guilt free though). I love putting their classics on the pub jukebox and singing along. Gertcha!

What’s your favourite food:
Tomato soup – There are around 15 people here who can vouch for that

Get in touch with me for:
14+ years of recruitment expertise across multiple sectors. Market advice and updates. Salary benchmarking. Horror film recommendations and dating advice

Email: matthew@jgarecruitment.com

Telephone: 01727800377

Callum Dudrenec
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Callum Dudrenec

Position:
Senior Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
Just over a year and a half

Speciality:
Developing business and long-lasting relationships with great clients

Favourite hobbies:
Spending time with friends and family, playing football & losing JGA’s fantasy football weekly

Who is your hero:
My Dad, cliché!

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Shaggy…

What’s your favourite food:
Sushi or steak or both

Get in touch with me for:
Anything payroll recruitment related!

Email: callum@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Carmella Skelton
Accounts & Credit Controller

Carmella Skelton

Position:
Accounts and Credit Controller

How long have you been with JGA:
2 years 3 months

Speciality:
My homemade brownies 😊

Favourite hobbies:
Gardening

Who is your hero:
Don’t have one!

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Abba

What’s your favourite food:
Italian

Get in touch with me for:
Invoicing Queries or Credit Control issues

Email: carmella@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Aaron Herkanaidu
Digital Marketing Manager

Aaron Herkanaidu

Position:
Digital Marketing Manager

How long have you been with JGA:
3 years!

Speciality:
Online branding, email marketing, & social media marketing

Favourite hobbies:
Going to the gym, taekwondo, and playing the guitar!

Who is your hero:
Idris Elba. He’s just good at everything!

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Barry White, what a beautiful man!

What’s your favourite food:
Do Party Rings & Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations count?

Get in touch with me for:
Any enquiries about JGA’s online marketing or brand partnerships!

Email: aaron@jgarecruitment.com

Telephone: 01727800377

Laura Ruddlesden
Recruitment Consultant

Laura Ruddlesden

Position:
Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
2 years and 5 months

Speciality:
HRIS Vacancies

Favourite hobbies:
– Taking pictures of sunsets… check out my Instagram @beingkindtonature
– Completing a workout routine
– Trying new food places

Who is your hero:
Florence Given – Feminist / Writer of ‘Women don’t owe you pretty’

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Jessie J

What’s your favourite food:
Calzone

Get in touch with me for:
Needle in the haystack HR Vacancies

Email: laurar@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Rachael O’Brien
Recruitment Consultant

Rachael O’Brien

Position:
Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
2 years!

Speciality:
Finding multilingual, qualified HR & Payroll professionals globally. Finding those real needle in a haystack candidates

Favourite hobbies:
Shopping! (Especially for handbags). Socialising with friends. Cooking and going for nice meals.

Who is your hero:
Tough one again not sure – Kylie Jenner? Or my mum!

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Little Mix

What’s your favourite food:
This is a tough one. I love all cuisines but I would have to say Indian food or spicy chicken is up there!

Get in touch with me for:
Hard to fill Global positions

Email: rachael@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Natalie Lloyd
Recruitment Consultant

Natalie Lloyd

Position:
Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
3 months

Speciality:
HR Recruitment

Favourite hobbies:
Cooking, snowboarding and knitting.

Who is your hero:
My dad – the most hard working, supportive and all-round positive person I can think of! He never gives up on being the best version of himself – and has always pushed me to strive for success!

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
John Mayer 😍 I could listen to his live sets all day!

What’s your favourite food:
A proper home-cooked roast dinner! (Always with extra roast potatoes to eat cold with garlic mayonnaise on Monday lunchtime!)

Get in touch with me for:
HR, Talent Acquisition and L&D Opportunities!

Email: natalie@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Freddy Moorhouse
Recruitment Consultant

Freddy Moorhouse

Position:
Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
1 month

Speciality:
Payroll

Favourite hobbies:
Watching football & spending time with my nephew.

Who is your hero:
Cristiano Ronaldo

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Robbie Williams

What’s your favourite food:
Steak

Get in touch with me for:
Discussing hiring requirements & the next step in your career

Email: freddy@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Bogdan Vasylenko
Recruitment Consultant

Bogdan Vasylenko

Position:
Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
4 months

Speciality:
Payroll Vacancies

Favourite hobbies:
Going to the gym, pubs, spending time with family and friends

Who is your hero:
Michael Jordan – love his shoes !

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Little mix

What’s your favourite food:
Ravioli with tomato and mascarpone

Get in touch with me for:
Any enquiries about Payroll or HR Vacancies

Email: bogdan@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Nabeel Qaisar
Recruitment Consultant

Nabeel Qaisar

Position:

Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:

1 month

Speciality:

Finding Talent

Favourite hobbies:

Producing music, comedy shows and trying new restaurants

Who is your hero:

Tobey Maguire

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:

Lana Del Rey

What’s your favourite food:

Nandos

Get in touch with me for:

Vacancies in Payroll

Email: nabeel@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377

Alexandra Walker
Recruitment Consultant

Alexandra Walker

Position:
Recruitment Consultant

How long have you been with JGA:
1 month

Speciality:
Working with clients and candidates to fulfil new vacancies and employment seeking. Getting the perfect matches!

Favourite hobbies:
Fitness, anything involving fun and friends, I am a big foodie and I love a Netflix series!

Who is your hero:
Teresa Mendoza (if you know you know!)

What artist/band is your guilty pleasure:
Little Mix!

What’s your favourite food:
Everything Italian, cheese and wine, crisp and dips!

Get in touch with me for:
Fulfilling any of your job vacancies or if you are seeking a new position in payroll of any level, anywhere!

Email: alexandra@jgarecruitment.com
Telephone: 01727800377