Meet the Team

Our team exclusively focus on delivering the Executive Search and Workforce Solutions services to clients and candidates. Each member’s expertise and experience are matched to the specific value they create for clients and candidates alike.
John McCullagh

John McCullagh

Managing Director

As Managing Director of MSS Recruitment and group director in the MMC Group, John knows business and understand the key drivers for high performing employees whether taken on a temporary or permanent basis. His commitment to creating a team that fully understands the impact of people in business is something demonstrated throughout the services it provides.

Joe Clarkson

Joe Clarkson

Managing consultant

Joe heads the executive search business and since graduating from Teesside University, has used his wide interest in business, leadership and management to develop quickly in the recruitment industry. Joe’s expertise is in building relationships with clients based on a holistic understanding of the client business and the role. He then ensures candidates with the right competence, attitude and fit are prepared and presented to the clients. Service excellence drives Joe, an ethos the whole team follow.

Joe has experience in recruiting across a range of disciplines in sectors including, but not limited to environmental services, engineering, packaging and construction. In his spare time Joe is a passionate sportsman playing cricket, football and badminton whilst being a regular visitor in his local gym.

Dominique Lawton

Dominique Lawton

Recruitment consultant

Dominique’s career began within the Hospitality Industry developing confidence and people skills. Since leaving the hospitality industry she has enjoyed 3 years’ experience working within recruitment.

Initially starting out recruiting internally for a large global marketing company before joining an external agency and covering Commercial recruitment across the North East region. Dominique specialises in Accountancy & Finance and administration recruitment for MSS Executive Search.

Nikki Wilson

Nikki Wilson

Head of Research

Since graduating from Newcastle University, Nikki has successfully worked within the recruitment industry for over 12 years; recruiting for specialist roles across the UK. Leading the Research team her expertise is focused on research and resourcing for Senior-level appointments. Nikki has a keen appreciation of candidates’ potential to fit client requirements ensuring high calibre individual find position where their added value can be demonstrated.

Natalie Moment

Natalie Moment

Research Associate

Natalie has a duel focused role within the business; providing both administration support and research. Natalie is skilled in recruiting for various roles, including Senior appointments, across diverse markets UK wide.

Natalie has gained REC Level 2 in Recruitment Resourcing, REC Level 3 in Recruitment Practice and has also completed Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

Kevin Stokes

Kevin Stokes

Workforce Solutions Manager

Kevin’s strong background of recruiting across a wide range of industry sectors makes him an ideal fit for providing temporary workers for our diverse range of multi-sector clients. Kevin manages the MSS Workforce Solutions division which specialises in placing people on a temporary contract basis. We provide management, technical, administrative and operational personnel on an ad-hoc basis to assist with our clients demands particularly with unexpected absences, peak periods and shutdowns.

Kevin developed acute listening skills by studying Journalism at university. Transferring these skills, and becoming a professional recruiter with Certificate in Recruitment Practice he excels at interpreting requirements and converting them into accurate and precise profiles.

With meticulous attention to detail, Kevin and his team deliver workers that are the right person for the right role, ensuring any technical, safety and quality standards necessary for the role are met.