Meet the team
Alex Franklin – Principal Consultant
I am a highly experienced contract recruitment consultant and manager. At Penpole my role includes developing our services, delivering on our managed service agreements, setting the overall direction and strategy, day to day management of our employees and contractors, and business development for the UK and energy markets overseas. Prior to establishing Penpole, I worked with ReThink Group as a recruitment consultant in their Healthcare division, and Buffalo Fundraising Consultants as a call-room fundraising campaign manager for a wide range of clients. I have a BSc in Physical Geography & Geology from Keele University. Outside of work I spend most of my time with my three young children and am a committed , yoga enthusiast, gym addict and rack up over 4,000 miles a year on my bike, I’m also a keen Rugby Union fan and follower of London Irish.
Eleni Franklin – Operations Director
I bring 9 years commercial experience in Business Development, Management and Marketing to Penpole. I have a CMI Level 7 - Strategic Management & Leadership as well as a BA and an MA in History from UCL and the University of Bristol. I have recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Law part-time and have aspirations of trying to incorporate my legal knowledge into my current role. At Penpole my role includes setting the overall direction and strategy of the company, financial management and setting and administering the governance and controls required to comply with current UK contracting legislation. Outside of work I have three children to look after but am a gym junkie as well as enjoying cycling, skiing, reading and cooking (when I get the chance!)
Rowan Griffin – Consultant, Health IT
As a Consultant at Penpole, my role is to generate new clients within the Healthcare IT market; to manage accounts for new managed service solution clients and to recruit contractors for both new and existing clients. Prior to this role, I acquired 6 years' of customer service experience within the hospitality industry. Additionally, I have recently graduated from Newcastle University with a First Class (Hons) Master's Degree in Chemistry, specialising in renewable energy production. Outside of work I take every opportunity to channel my creativity. I dedicate my free time to painting and sculpting, often attending metalsmith and pottery workshops. I also enjoy cycling, scuba diving and travelling when I get the chance.