The Team

Simon Boyce, Managing Director

With over 28 years Sales Experience Simon started his career within the motor Trade and after 12 years decided to take a side step to work within the travel industry, but soon found in the late 90’s his niche within the social work recruitment sector. He joined a small Essex based Recruitment business and was responsible for the growth from 4 staff to 50 over a 12 years period, his work ethic is second to none and prides himself on his simple morals of treating people how they want to be treated and “never ask someone to do something you would never do yourself”

Simon is a very hands on manager who prides himself on still being a “biller” and will continue to lead by example. Simon strives to implement Hojona’s values of quality by ensuring our organisation strives to ‘not be the biggest, but always the best’. Simon has reviewed and listened to the demand of our current markets within the Health and Social Care Sector and as such in the past months has planned and implemented the launch of two new divisions within the organisation (Medical and MIND/Nursing).

Simon is looking forward to the challenges that the recruitment sectors currently have now and for the future, and welcomes any new talent to join him on his new journey.

“Don’t be afraid to start over. Its a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want”

Alex Sylvester, Sales Director

Alex is a vastly experienced recruiter with 18 years behind him, but hopefully still the best to come. Having grown and built several successful teams of recruiters for other peoples companies, both startup and corporate, he is now using all that expertise to help support and grow the teams at Hojona. Alex is firstly a family man with 3 teenage children (and the grey hair to prove it), secondly a rugby player (albeit on the verge of retirement), now a keen rugby coach and referee and lastly according to most an ongoing list of pointless general knowledge facts. 

Kayleigh Risdon, Business Manager for NHS

Kayleigh is excited to be a part of the amazing and talented team at Hojona who despite her 18 years within recruitment enjoys learning something new everyday. Having worked previously as a Recruiter and Compliance Manager, Kayleigh loves to bring all of this knowledge and experience to help elevate the team. She is known in the office for her happy but annoying positive attitude and is always trying to find a solution to every problem.  Outside of work Kayleigh’s free time is taken up being a Mum to her wonderful daughter. Kayleigh is a Disney fanatic and can always be heard around the office talking or singing to herself.

Julie Boyce, Compliance Manager (Private)

After a career in banking Julie moved into recruitment working in compliance. having started with hojona when there was only 3 members of staff, she is so proud to be apart of a growing team. Currently Julie manages the busy private Nursing and Social Work compliance desk crossing over into NHS when required. Julie enjoys taking to the candidates and helping them through the compliance journey as quickly as possible. She is so excited about what the future holds for Hojona Limited. Julie’s passions in life are her daughters, shopping and travelling.

Elliott Coulton, Sales Manager NHS

Elliott’s passion for sales grew after his first role in recruitment 8 years ago and has enjoyed evolving his role since then. He is very keen and proud to have taken the steps to branch out and manage a nursing desk at Hojona.

He aspires to be successful – not just in a business sense but in life – and is a very proud father to two girls. His goals are to be the best father, partner and manager he can be.

Elliott would be considered as a ‘foodie’ and really enjoys (when he has spare time) going out for dinner with family and friends, trying new cuisines. Elliott’s most recent discovery is a love for Peruvian dishes and anything covered in a miso glaze!

Tilly Brooks, Recruitment Consultant NHS

Tilly joined Hojona just over one year ago, in September of 2021 starting out as a Recruitment Resourcer on the NHS team which was her first recruitment role. Since then she has found her feet and strived to learn the lingo that goes with the NHS, Nurses and Hospitals.

In February 2022 Tilly deservedly took a promotion to Recruitment Consultant for the NHS and hasn’t looked back.

Her phone confidence has heavily improved throughout her role as Recruitment Resourcer and her time at Hojona, leading to the enjoyment she now finds in speaking daily to her candidates.

Kimberley Brandle, Recruitment Consultant NHS

Kimberley has recently joined Hojona as a Recruitment Consultant on the NHS team, bringing with her 12 years of experience.

She started her career in the fast paced driving sector, managing a large pool of candidates on a daily basis. After 12 years, she wanted something fresh to get stuck into, with a role that she could transfer her skills and continue to progress her career.

Kimberley is excited to take on this journey with Hojona and establish herself within the healthcare sector. Outside of work Kimberley, is a mum to three young children who are very good at keeping her on her toes but are also her drive and motivation to push herself further.

Lilli Boyce, Recruitment Resourcer NHS

Lilli has been a part of Hojona since June 2021. She started within the Compliance team and has worked hard to be promoted to a Recruitment Resourcer on the NHS team to pursue her dream of being a experienced and successful recruiter.

Her confidence within her role has grown dramatically since joining Hojona, and now her favourite part about her job is having amazing conversations with candidates daily.

Lilli’s future goal to become a successful team leader on the NHS team and she is very excited for all the great things that will come being apart of the Hojona team!

Tommy Saunders, Sales Manager Private

Tommy is an accomplished sales professional with over 17 years of experience within various industries.

His focus now is on assisting Hojona to not just remain one of the top healthcare recruitment companies but to make a difference within the industry.

Outside of work, he is also a father and is about having balance in everything in life (fast food and even faster gym sessions)

Callum Smith , Recruitment Consultant Private

Callum started his career as a recruiter at Hojona in September 2021 where he came in, worked hard on learning the basics of recruitment and now working as a consultant on the private healthcare desk. 

His goals for the next few years are to grow the private desk to eventually have a large team working with him providing a brilliant standard of Healthcare workers to private clients across the UK.

Callum is known as the “lanky one” in the office and his main struggle since working here is finding trousers that actually fit him. 

Jovi-Lee Radford, Recruitment Resourcer Private

After completing her studies at university, Jovi joined the Hojona team to pursue her dream in Recruitment. She is currently a Recruitment Resourcer on the Private team but her future goals is to make Consultant in 2023.

Jovi is thoroughly enjoying her role, learning new skills every day, and looks forward to a long and rewarding career with Hojona.

Outside of work, she enjoys watching Netflix with her dogs and a glass of wine (or two)!

Ellie Robertson, Business Support Officer

Ellie has been apart of the Hojona team since March 2021 where she started as a Recruitment Resourcer however after a few months found her calling in life as a Business Support Officer.

She loves nothing more than a challenge and she has certainly overcome many at Hojona, demonstrating her versatility to adapt to change and take on whatever task is given to her.

Now settled in her Business Support Role utilising her superb Admin, attention to detail and communication skills she is thriving working in such an amazing team.

Casey Camp, Business Support Officer

Casey started her Career at Hojona in September 2022 as a Business Support Officer after leaving sixth form where she studied Business and Finance wanting to put her skills into real life scenarios.

Casey loves the daily challenges that recruitment brings as no two days are the same, she has learnt a huge amount of knowledge in the Healthcare industry and hopes to grow within Hojona in the future with the fantastic team. 

Maisie Martin, Business Support Officer

Maisie has been a part of the Hojona team since July 2022 where she works with us as a Administrator covering multiple parts of the business.

She always does everything to the best of her ability, whether inside or outside of work. Maisie is an amazing team player and loves bringing the team together.

Outside of Hojona, Maisie studies History at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and likes to spend time with her family and friends