About Denise

Denise is a highly experienced coach, talent management and recruitment specialist with extensive experience of recruiting and supporting multiple functions across commercial industries at all levels through to board level retained search.    Having entered the Recruitment Industry in 1994, she also trained as an Executive Coach to support candidates going through the change curve as they moved to new careers or senior promotions; one of her favourite coaching programmes is first ‘90 days’.

Prior to recruitment she worked for large retail groups including House of Fraser, John Lewis and Next Retail where she was part of the senior inaugural team at Next Directory leading Operations.

Working with large search led organisations as well as Agency recruiters Denise has an inherent understanding of the recruitment market and the challenges candidates are presented with when making both internal moves or seeking new roles or to change careers, using their existing skills. Having faced plenty of challenge on her own journey she values the support that coaching and mentoring, both in a support group or 1-1 can provide.


Denise is married with two daughters, as a family they love spending time together with  their two mischievous grandchildren (as well as some lazy ragdoll cats and a hyper cocker spaniel keeping them busy!)   Her newest hobby is learning the Wim Hof ice technique much to the amazement of anyone who knows her as she is a real sun lover!

Denise is passionate about retention of talent, and supporting individuals to reach their career ambition – whatever that may be.  She helps her clients with clarity on their career path and to tap into their potential for growth so they have the confidence to take their next step feeling supported and confident.

In 2006 she gained her ILM 7 Diploma in Leadership, Mentoring and Executive Coaching and in 2021 added the ICF approved license for Career Coaching with Firework, a renowned programme established for the past 15 years. She is also an associate of the EMCC and an affiliate of the CIPD.

Denise has a wealth of varied experience to share having worked on both sides of the entrepreneur and corporate world supporting large brands such as Walt Disney, Starbucks, Selfridges and Next, & Asos.

I will work with you to create an action plan and strategy to move you closer to your career goals, designing career planning strategies with tools and resources to move you closer to achieving a fulfilling career that provides both personal and professional satisfaction. I'm committed to helping you grow, learn and develop in ways that will optimise your potential and allow you to truly enjoy what you do. With my support, there's no limit to what you can accomplish in your career! Let's get started!

"I would recommend Denise unreservedly as a professional with an unparalleled knowledge of the industry who treats all her clients and contacts with respect and empathy" - Sue Shepherd

"Denise is my constant compass to help guide my business in directions I would have never thought of, and she has definitely been instrumental from helping it grow to reach its full potential. I couldn't be without her." Dawn Butler