Our People and Ethos

B-People’s services are delivered by a dynamic collective of highly respected experts, guaranteeing a world-class level of progressive thinking, creativity and innovation.

Our Values At B-People

As the new generation of businesses that combine profit with purpose, B-People was established to help improve equality and diversity in the workplace and is now a fully certified B Corp. Hence a core set of values underpin our working practices and every project that we undertake...

  1. Purpose:

    Everything we do should contribute to something bigger than ourselves.

  2. Progression:

    Our job is to help everyone progress – in the areas they care about most.

  3. Freedom:

    We empower at every opportunity – when people feel free, they thrive.

  4. Fairness:

    We always play fair – that way everyone wins.

  5. Flow:

    We seek harmony between energy, expertise and our work.

These values align us directly with the worldwide B Corp movement, of which we are now a fully certified participant and enthusiastic advocate.

Find out more about how we are striving to be a force for good in business.

B-People Certified B Corp

THE TEAM

Jess Hilton
Co-Founder / Director - Search & Recruitment

Department: Search and Recruitment

Previously led executive search desks at Sten Partners and Annapurna HR. Now nurturing and building a long-term client network in highly technical industries with a focus on HR & Sales / Commercial Leadership opportunities.

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Natalie Coetzee
Head of ESG & Rewards Practice

Department: Search and Recruitment

Previously Senior Search Executive at Anzurra and Sten Partners. Currently building successful networks and partnerships in ESG, speaking to businesses with growing environmental agendas, and a specialist in Rewards recruitment.

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Erfan Alaei
Research Consultant

Department: Search and Recruitment

Erfan graduated from Iran’s prestigious Allameh Tabataba’i University in 2018 and went on to gain a Masters Degree in Human Resources at Lancaster University before settling in the UK. At B-People he identifies brilliant candidates for a wide variety of roles, as well as helping to advance our diversity and refugee employment objectives.

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Esme Marsh
Marketing Co-Ordinator

Department: Search and Recruitment

Fashion designer and marketer Esme co-ordinates our ongoing marketing activities as the company continues to grow its client base. She also shares our entrepreneurial spirit, running her own sustainable fashion brand This Uniform alongside her work for B-People.

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Ralph Tribe
Co-Founder / Director - Consulting & Development / Non-Exec Advisor to various private & non-profit organisations

Department: Consulting and Development

Previously Chief People Officer, Ascential plc | Director for People, Sky UK & Ireland | Vice President Human Resources, Getty Images.

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Graham Wilson-Perkin
Head of Consulting

Department: Consulting and Development

Previously VP Talent Development & CSR, Ascential plc | Head of Talent Development, Channel 4 | Head of Retail Learning, Starbucks.

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Rich Tribe
Co-Founder / Director of Finance & Operations / Serial Entrepreneur

Department: Strategy, Finance & Systems

UK-based entrepreneur & marketeer who has launched, grown and managed a number of innovative businesses, including successful ventures in B2B events, digital marketing & lead / demand generation, commercial property and now ethical recruitment & HR consulting.

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Mark de Rond
B-People Associate, Author and Professor of Organisation Ethnography, Cambridge Judge Business School

Department: Consulting and Development

An expert on high performing teams, Mark’s research has featured widely in the press including in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, TIME Magazine, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Newsweek and on the BBC. Mark also holds a Guinness World Record for rowing down the Amazon!

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Catherine Garrod
B-People Associate and Founder of Compelling Culture, B-People’s strategic Inclusion partner

Department: Consulting and Development

Previously Head of Inclusion, Sky | Head of HR, The Cambian Group | Engagement Manager, UK Power Networks.

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Ian Martin
B-People Associate and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Priory Hospital in SW London & in private practice

Department: Consulting and Development

Also Senior Lecturer with the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and Executive Coach for a range of private and corporate clients.

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Joanna Lewis
B-People Associate, Independent Consultant and Non-Exec to various private & not-for-profit organisations

Department: Consulting and Development

Previously Director for People, Sky UKI | Director of People Experience, Sky | Head of HR, BT Design

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Lou Johnson
B-People Advisor and Director of HR Transformation, John Lewis / Member of British Cycling’s External Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group

Department: Consulting and Development

Previously Director HR & Future Workforce, Sky | Group Director of Inclusion, Sky | Director of Internal Communications, Sky Customer Services Group.

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Rae Howard
2019 Intern

Department: Search and Recruitment

Rae was our very first intern, joining us for several months in 2019 to help build our client base and a reputation for doing things differently.

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Anjola Ogundeji
2020 Work Experience

Department: Search and Recruitment

Anjola worked alongside our recruitment team in 2020 to gain valuable work experience during the global pandemic.

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The Launchpad Collective (TLC)
B-People Advisors on Refugee Employment

Department: Consulting and Development

The Launchpad Collective is a Brighton-based CiC dedicated to supporting refugees into employment and increasing diversity in the workplace. B-People played a key role in starting and supporting the initiative and continues to work closely with the TLC team.

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