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The Futures Family

The Futures family began trading over 25 years ago and we’ve grown to a thriving team of 45. We’re proud of our family culture built on respect, team work and shared goals.

Our diverse team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We’re real, trustworthy, hard-working and dedicated to achieving the best results for you.

Meet the Team

Chris Griffin

Chris is the Divisional Manager for the Manufacturing team. He heads up a team of 10
Consultants and Resourcers specialising in their own niche areas of the manufacturing industry. Outside of that he has a keen interest in all things electronics and still retains billing relationships with electronics related clients.

Hobbies include things that, believe it or not, are even more stereotypical than family, friends, music, football and socialising!

David Christie

Well networked, with relationships going back over forty years since going to university in the 60s, David has worked in manufacturing as HR Manager, MD and for the last thirty years, in recruitment. David still remembers computer-less recruitment when it was all about having a great memory.

David works three days a week and when he’s not here at Futures, you can find him out on the golf course or relaxing in some Spanish sunshine.

Mike Grossbard

Mike’s our ‘go to guy’ for information on manufacturing, an Engineer by trade with over 30 years’ in Recruitment, working with both Blue chips and SMEs, there isn’t much he doesn’t know about manufacturing or the type of people in it. His specialist areas include, High level Technical staff, Sales Managers in Valves, Pumps and Sealing and High volume Manufacturing. Mike has strong market knowledge and an even stronger network of contacts.

Outside of work you'll find him dressing up to attend 40's weekends or chilling to an eclectic mix of tunes from Swing to Heavy Metal. He also likes to dance too only these days the slower the better!

Alex Myers

Alex joined Futures in 2018 after graduating from University with a 2:1 in Business Management. As a Resourcer, predominantly within the electronics industry, you’ll find him networking with a wide range of candidates throughout Yorkshire in order to match the perfect candidate with the position in hand.

In his spare time Alex plays a lot of sport including cricket, football and golf. When he’s not playing cricket he can be found following Leeds United through their ups and downs.

Tom Ainsley

Tom joined the Futures team in 2020 as a consultant on our Manufacturing team. With 7 years’ experience in the fitness industry, Tom made a career change to recruitment in 2018 and has never looked back.

Outside of the office Tom enjoys Crossfit and spending time with his friends and family.

Giles Sinclair

Giles started at Futures in early 2023 to join our Manufacturing sector as a Managing Consultant! With over 25 years of recruitment experience, Giles is FREC qualified and has been specialising in Procurement and Supply Chain since 1990. At Futures, his primary focus is recruiting interim and permanent Purchasing & Supply Chain professionals across the entire Manufacturing sector.

Having spent the last decade coaching junior football up to u16s, Giles now enjoys being an armchair manager! When not watching sports, Giles enjoys walking in the dales or along the coast with his wife and Border terrier.

Matthew Binns

Joining Futures in March 2023, Matthew is an Associate Consultant in the Manufacturing team! After leaving school in 2021, Matty started his recruitment career with temporary work in the Manufacturing sector. Now, he is building his desk working closely with Recruitment Consultant, Tom Ainsley.

In his spare time, Matty is a Leeds United season ticket holder and regular cricket player!

Paul McQuade

As Managing Consultant for Futures’ Technology Division, Paul is responsible for all things software development, programme management, business analysis and data engineering. Paul’s team has a particular focus on Microsoft’s ERP offering, Dynamics 365. He has worked in a variety of recruitment roles and industries over a 21 year career, taking him to London, Leeds, Manchester, Cape Town, and Kuala Lumpur – all from humble beginnings in Middlesbrough.

His passions include his 2 kids & his fiancé; travel; film; drumming; live music; and Middlesbrough FC!

Olena Zavalska

Olena joined Futures’ private sector in March 2023 as an Associate IT Consultant! For over 2 years prior, Olena worked in a variety of different sectors within recruitment before finding her passion in IT. Her last role was in the healthcare sector, resourcing doctors ready to relocate and join the NHS.

In her spare time, Olena is a huge dog-lover who enjoys playing the piano and cycling. She also speaks 4 languages… English, Ukrainian, German, and Russian!

Lucas Walsh

Lucas joined Futures in September 2023 after finishing his Business and Sports studies the year before. Now, he’s an Associate Consultant in the IT team within our Manufacturing sector where he’s working to provide the best technology professionals!

Playing for Leeds Tykes, Lucas spends most of his time at the rugby club! When he’s not playing rugby, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Join the Futures Family

Futures is a friendly, forward-thinking and growing recruitment company that’s been around for 25 years. We recognise that it’s our people that make us successful. We’ve created a working environment which celebrates different individual personalities, rewards success, and allows you to make a real difference.

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