Forces Recruitment Services specialise in placing Ex-Military candidates into Civilian Employment. This includes members of the Armed Forces that are currently leaving, as well as those who have already left.
Graham Brown - Managing Director
Graham joined the Army in 1987 as a musician, completing a one-year course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall and serving as a medic in the first Gulf War. He left the Army in 1993 to pursue a career in sales and spent eight years in media sales working initially for the education specialist, Hobsons Publishing selling on print and electronic graduate and undergraduate titles. From there, he was headhunted to be Sales Manager of The Officer and RAF In-Flight magazines and was responsible for the concept and development of Quest magazine. Following the completion of an MA in Film Composition, he left Quest as Publishing Development Director to set up Forces Recruitment Services, the first commercial consultancy to assist ex-military candidates across all ranks and services in 2001.
FRS has gone from strength to strength since 2001 helping thousands of ex-military candidates from all service backgrounds into work.
FRS the market leader in ex-military recruitment and the place of choice for employers and job seekers alike. Graham is immensely proud of what FRS continues to build.
Alan Cawthorne - Chairman
From an accounting background started over 40 years ago, Alan moved into recruitment in the late 80s focusing particularly on Business Development and Sales Training.
As Development Director and latterly Group Marketing Director throughout the critical growth period into market leaders of one of the UK’s largest recruitment businesses, he developed a particular affinity for both franchising and the recruitment and the retraining of ex-military personnel into business. Instrumental in establishing both recruitment and cross - industry codes of practice as well as chairing industry bodies, he is well known and respected throughout franchising and recruitment for his innovative and systemised, results-driven business approach.
Alan joined FRS in 2007 and his role as Director of Finance & Corporate Affairs involved managing finance of the business and guiding the network on financial matters as well as responsibility for external affairs including strategic direction to the network on marketing and PR. He was elevated to Chairman in April 2016 for his service to the business.
Adam Bonner - Operations Director
Having previously worked as an FRS Regional Director for 8 years, Adam moved into the role of Operations Director in April 2016.
Adam has been instrumental in the development and implementation of company wide standard operating procedures and policies. As Operations Director, Adam works as part of the senior leadership team, contributing to the development of the company’s corporate strategy and leading the Operations Department in ensuring its delivery.
Adam is focussed on ensuring that FRS delivers the highest level of service to our clients and Candidates by making sure that we operate robust and fit for purpose systems, supporting all functional areas of the business and enabling them to achieve their objectives.
Key responsibilities also include the implementation and monitoring of quality control and compliance procedures, financial planning and budgetary oversight, delivery of systems and procedure specific training and identifying and recruiting talent to support the businesses growth plans.
Jeff Prince - Senior Consultant
Originally from Canada, Jeff joined FRS in 2006 from an extensive sales and sales management background. Between 2000 and 2002, Jeff oversaw employment advertising into Armed Forces resettlement media and was integral to assisting UK employers to influence Services leavers via print and electronic platforms. Since working for FRS, Jeff has overseen recruitment for clients within a wide range of industry sectors, specifically facilities management, management, project management, engineering and telecommunications.
William Son - Recruitment Resourcer
William was born and raised in London where he later studied his A-levels in Music, Music Technology and Maths at the John Lyon School in Harrow. In 2014, William completed a BSc Psychology degree at Goldsmiths, University of London; fulfilling his desire to learn about behaviour. Afterwards, William travelled across Europe, and during this time was self-employed as a proof-reader and copy-editor. After returning to the UK in mid-2015, William took upon a chance to join Forces Recruitment Services as a Recruitment Resourcer to utilise his skills, and bring his ranging experiences and knowledge to the work place.
Chris Chapman - Sales Executive
Chris has lived in Cambridgeshire for about 21 years after moving from Farnborough in February 1994. Over the last nine years he has worked for some well established companies within the Banking and Insurance industry which has provided him with extensive knowledge within these sectors. As a result of this, Chris has extensive experience in sales, customer service, management and compliance. He worked for Natwest bank for just over 4 years within a number of different roles. Chris joined Hastings Direct in 2002 and undertook a variety of roles, until he decided that a career change and new challenge was needed. Chris feels he could not find a better challenge than to take himself out of his comfort zone completely and he feels going into the recruitment industry was certainly a way to do that. Working for an ambitious company, who uphold such great values and set themselves apart from competitors, such as Forces Recruitment Services, really stood out to him as the perfect next step on his career ladder. Chris is very pleased to be on board.
Evan Jeposa - Associate Recruiter
Evan joined the army in 1993 for a year and qualified as a Driver. He was diployed in Urban Warfare in the Townships on the outskirts of Johannesburg, during the run-up to South African independence. He left the army and studied Electro-Mechanical Engineering at NVQ level and worked on construction sites for one year. He then won a scholarship to continue his education and completed a Diploma in Design Engineering Draughting, which also allowed him the opportunity to do lecturing, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
In the Last 15 years, he gained Traffic and Road Safety Engineering qualifications, a NEBOSH General Certificate he has been working as a contracting Traffic and Controlled Parking Engineer in London in both the Public and Private Sector. Evan sought a new challenge which would reduce his commute and enable him to spend more time with his family. Having explored a career in recruitment before, a position at Forces Recruitment Services seemed like a natural choice, as it enabled the perfect work / life balance.
Evan joined FRS in July 2016 and his experience as a contractor is serving him well as a recruiter because he can draw from personal experiences. His eye for detail and extensive experience and ability to manage multiple large projects places his central to mediating between client and contractor.
Isabelle Roques - Recruitment Resourcer
Isabelle was born and raised in the suburbs of Paris before moving to London in 1999 to become an au-pair and taking evening classes at Enfield College to improve her English. After 2 years spent in London, she decided to move to Cambridge and began her working career as a hotel receptionist. Wanting to utilise both her French and English skills, she joined Booking.com in 2002 as a Content Management Executive, looking after a wide portfolios of hotels and their online brochures.
Unfortunately she was made redundant in 2008 but nevertheless, she picked herself up and took on a few different job challenges before finding her feet in recruitment and becoming a Technical Resourcer in the aviation industry in early 2015...and consequently joining FRS in July 2016.
She is now looking forward to further her career in recruitment and bring her savoir-faire to an already established company, and excited to join a hard-working and very welcoming team.
Jo Bregeon - Office Administrator & Book Keeper
Jo joined FRS in January 2017. Her working life began in the hospitality industry as a hotel receptionist and in later years she owned and ran a restaurant with her husband. Subsequently she moved into the Pharmaceutical sector where she trained as a Pharmaceutical GMP Auditor and audited companies to ensure that their working practices adhered to Regulatory Guidelines.
Jo has joined FRS in the role of Office Administrator and Book Keeper and is looking forward to maintaining office systems to facilitate the growth of the company.