Meet our Founder
Vanessa Johnson-BurgessFounder & CEO
Inclusive Recruiting & A Little Bit of HR
Proudly leading a disruptive recruitment agency, driving inclusion change in organisations.
Vanessa Johnson-Burgess is a EDI, HR and employment law expert and a Fellow of the CIPD. She is a founder and the CEO of Inclusive Recruiting.
She is also the founder and Director of A Little Bit of HR, delivering HR services and employment advice to SMEs, helping them navigate HR, support employees, and deliver best practice and inclusive employment experiences
We fear no one and nothing in our purpose driven approach to inclusion.
We all have ideas and sometimes our ideas are better than others, we share those ideas loudly, wildly and proudly to support inclusion and business growth.
We take risks in the drive toward inclusion, we won’t wait for permission because of fear of failure. It’s better to fail on lift off aiming for the moon, if it means we learn how to fly for our next journey!
Meet the Team
Here to partner with you, as we inclusively recruit candidates.
Finding the best talent and helping you build diversity.
Priya CinarHead of Operations & Development
I love and enjoy the varied nature of the work at Inclusive Recruiting, the diversity in our organisation, clients and candidates. I like to challenge the status quo and explore different ways of working collaboratively with clients and colleagues to bring out their skills and ideas. I know my strengths as a leader and people manager and can really utilise these in my role whilst moving the people and business forward.
There is a saying - "if you stand still, you will never move forward". I'm always moving forward, never stand still and never wait for the next step - I take it!
Jason BurgessSenior Recruitment Consultant
Haleema LatifHR & Admin Officer
My experience is in Human Resources and Recruitment. My key strengths include the ability to build relationships with all levels of seniority and with people from diverse backgrounds. I have a keen eye for talent and I'm passionate about helping candidates with their job search.
I'm told my superpowers are my approachability and my ability to empathise from both the candidate and client perspective.
Priscilla RossRecruitment Resourcer
Being a Recruitment Resourcer for Inclusive Recruiting allows me to have a unique blend of innovative processes, consistently high levels of service and a real passion for my work.
What makes me special is the way I build ongoing relationships with our clients and candidates. I believe that ethics and culture are the key. I highly promote good old fashioned hard work and am constantly striving for a greater understanding of our clients and candidates’ needs.
My Superpowers are endurance, strength and resilience. An ordinary superhero might run round the world six times; whereas I have shown my strength by being a black belt in karate and completing challenges in spite of adverse circumstances i.e. Covid-19. I always adapt to the circumstances and find opportunities to “smash” it like hulk.
Serena MatthewsHR Advisor
(A Little Bit of HR)
I am the HR Advisor at A Little Bit of HR and have a real passion for all things people and HR!
I enjoy working with all people from different backgrounds and walks of life. My friends would describe me as funny, passionate, friendly and a hard worker, all attributes that help me fulfil my daily duties of building relationships with clients and advising on best practice and having fun whilst doing so.
I absolutely love that within our organisation we strive to improve diversity and inclusion with the workplace, one person at a time.
Sophia DuttonBrand & Marketing Manager
My focus is on our brand voice, image and PR, in addition to social media management, lead generation and marketing strategies to build our client pipeline.
My friends tell me I’m a good cook and marketing can be like making a big family meal – lots to prepare, many elements needing to be checked on and monitored, but such great satisfaction when it's finally served and I get to share and shout about the amazing work our team is doing every day!
Most of all I love the work we do to create a sense of belonging in the workplace. If at the end of a training workshop or after a successful placement we have given someone the confidence to feel comfortable being truly themselves, then we are achieving what we set out to do.
A JBFuture CEO (of course)
Alex AllanHead of Finance
My role is Head of Finance. As well as the company bookkeeping, I generally have the keys to the safe!
I am a self confessed perfectionist, which some think can be annoying, and my friends will confirm that I am very organised and never late. All qualities that are perfect for my job!
As a disabled person myself, I love that I work for a company that practices what they preach. I am treated as a valued member of the team and have had the freedom to be able to carve out a career that sadly, even in 2021, would have been made difficult in a lot of other companies.
We are working hard every day to make it possible for everyone else in my situation to have a successful career themselves, and for it to become the norm that there is not just equality, but equity in the workplace for all.
Meet our Associates
Marshah Dixon-TerryAssociate Consultant
Andrea CorbettAssociate Coach
Bedi OthowAssociate EDI Consultant