About Us

Dawn McBarnet

Dawn McBarnet

Dawn has over two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, and leads the way with her outstanding ability to match client to candidate. After founding the company in 1997, Dawn holds the position of Director and is responsible for all permanent placements. She is a prominent and well known figure in Leominster, and an active member of the business community. Dawn founded the Women in Business network and continues to develop the group, which supports various local charities.

Claire Plowman

Claire joined Recruitment Direct in 2004 as a temp running the temp desk. With extensive experience in administration and customer services, Claire enjoyed the fast-paced environment and demanding workload, and settled in very quickly to what she describes as a “super job”. After promptly joining the team on a permanent basis, Claire was then appointed as a Director in 2007, and took on the additional role of running the day- to-day management of the business.

Claire Plowman


Mandy Howard

Mandy joined the team in 2007.  Working alongside Claire on the temp desk she is also our resident payroll administrator and all-round office angel.  Always calm and extremely efficient, she is responsible for temporary bookings and keeping all of our paperwork in order.