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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

Tom Ryan

Graduated with 2:1 in Business in 2003, Tom has 15 years’ experience in providing recruitment and resourcing solutions to the public sector. Tom specialises in social care systems and transformation programmes across adults and children’s services, and currently leads Futures public sector team comprising of 16 Consultants and Resourcers across social care transformation, education leadership and digital transformation. Following rapid success Tom moved from consultant to Director level and has been with Futures 15 years, 12 of which as a Director.

James Cottam

James joined Futures in June 2018 with over 2 years of experience in the industry. He supports both Local Government and UK Police Forces with a focus on providing Senior Interim resources and enabling Transformation within Digital, IT, Corporate, Customer and Business Change. James has deployed full teams and individuals that have lead, as well as supporting specific work streams within his core areas.

With a passion for sport and travel, you'll find James planning his next adventure in his spare time.

Ryan Miller

Ryan is an experienced Consultant specialising in Interim Management Recruitment for Local Government. His areas of focus are Commissioning, Transformation and Programme Management across Children’s Services and Adult Social Care. Ryan looks after the North of England, the Midlands and around half of the London Borough’s.

Outside of the office, Ryan juggles his time between his three daughters, early morning gym sessions and attending various Rugby League grounds around the north.

James Brennan

Joining Futures in 2017, James specialises in Social Care Systems and Performance Management. He liaises directly with Local Authorities to maximise their investment in Social Care Systems and reporting on children’s and adult social care data. His expertise has allowed him to deliver numerous timely, efficient and successful Local Government projects.

Lewis Brown

Lewis joined Futures in October 2021 straight from his postgraduate degree. He has previous experience doing placements with local authorities and working on flagship projects. He will be joining our Public Sector team, specializing in housing and regeneration.

Outside the office, Lewis plays multiple sports, from golf to handball. He also enjoys spending time outdoors; camping and hiking.

Adrian Neamtu

Adrian joined Futures in Oct 2021 as a consultant across our personal care, public sector team. For the past 4 years Adrian's worked in temporary and permanent recruitment, focusing on private residential and nursing care, so brings a wealth of experience with him.

Adrian will be supporting Ryan on Interim Management Recruitment for Local Government, focussing on Commissioning, Transformation and Programme Management across Children’s Services and Adult Social Care.

Outside of the office, he's a keen ultra marathon/fell runner and squash player. When not doing sport, Adrian enjoys spending time with his 3 year old, and playing video games. Photography and videography are two of his other hobbies.

Abbie Burgoyne

Abbie is an Associate Consultant with our Public Sector team. She will be specializing in Digital Policing, recruiting contractors into vital roles within the police force.

She has over 10 years experience in the recruitment industry, previously working for FMCG recruitment agency, Essence International. Her focus was the recruitment of scientists and technical sales people for her international clientele. After the company closed, she went on as a self-employed recruiter for three years and then gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Missing the buzzing office atmosphere, Abbie decided to join Futures at the end of November 2021.

In her spare time Abbie enjoys spending time with her family, with her young toddler taking up most of her time!

Max Ryan

Max joined Futures as an Associate Consultant in mid-2021 after graduating from university. Max is part of our Public Sector regeneration team and is responsible for finding and engaging with experts across the local government regeneration spectrum.

Outside of work Max enjoys music, football and spending time with friends.

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.



Who we've helped

We are proud to have worked with over 100 local authorities across the UK to help them deliver public sector transformation.



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