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Charlie Griffiths

Managing Director

Charlie studied Archaeology at Southampton but quickly realised he was no Indiana Jones, he joined Stonor in 2005 and now heads up all four divisions. When he’s not running the company he enjoys football, tennis, jumps racing and travel to warm countries.

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Nick Pykett

Head of Creative Talent

Nick has been with Stonor since January 2013 when he picked up the baton from Simon Williams who had previously spent two years building our creative desk. Nick’s talents extend further than just creative recruitment though, and during the summer months he can usually be found with either a cricket bat or pint of cider in his hand. We think he is better with the bat…

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Ben Race

Head of Legal

Ben’s boundless enthusiasm and love of the job is an inspiration to everyone. A qualified Barrister, he specialised in legal search with Hudson Global in London before setting up Stonor Legal in 2013. He takes an active role in the local community and sits as a Governor of a local school. When not placing Solicitors, Partners, and Teams, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and young children, playing golf or watching jumps racing.

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Mark Darlington

Recruitment Consultant

Mark joined us in 2015 and heads up our Market Research Division. Mark is an international rugby player having been capped many times for Holland and played for Premiership side Newcastle Falcons at club level. His determination and dedication to sport is mirrored at work and no one does more to ensure that projects are completed to everyone’s satisfaction. Outside of work and rugby, Mark loves steak, cinema and exploring his new found home in the South!

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Sam Angell

Marketing & New Business Consultant

“Ange” is another one of our office rugby players. He has recently joined Stonor following 2 years in Sales recruitment and will be working on our Marketing and New Business desk. Away from the office and the rugby pitch Sam is a keen Skier but tends to prefer the “après”, he also enjoys a round of golf from time to time.

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Craig Lewis

Head of Stonor PR

Craig joined Stonor in 2016 having recently graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature. His remit was to pick up some of Charlie’s historical clients and build a successful division dedicated to roles in PR and content creation. He took to recruitment like a duck to water and has successfully established the PR and Content desk here in no time, placing some exceptional people with both network agencies and smaller independents.

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David Carroll


Having sold his previous agency to Hays in 1998 David set up Stonor in 2001. He is now very much the Godfather of the business and with more than 30 years experience, an invaluable resource to everyone. His uniquely relaxed approach and reassuring calm are a rarity in recruitment and help set the tone for the whole company. He enjoys fine wine, golf and entertaining!

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Jamie Foisneau-Bates

Creative Consultant

Jamie grew up in Oxfordshire and, after finishing his A levels in the summer of 2017 he joined Nick in the creative team to begin his career in recruitment. Taking to it like a duck to water Jamie has quickly established himself as key member of the team. His down to earth, practical demeanour lends itself perfectly to what can be a very stressful job. When he’s not searching for creative talent, you can find him playing football, cricket, pool or beer pong...

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