Daniel Weeks
CEO & Founder of Shaw Daniels Solutions 

Daniel comes from an experienced recruitment background spanning over 20 years in the IT market. Over 12 years of this have been spent running recruitment companies across different sectors, building teams and training recruiters to be the best they can in order to provide a high quality of service across both the permanent and contract market.

Having built so many friends and contacts along the way SDS are expanding year on year, achieving new heights, new targets and more importantly, growing the SDS name.

Being an avid Crystal Palace FC fan, Dan and SDS became an Associate Partner for the club in 2022 and now enjoys seeing the SDS name in lights around the ground. | |

Jack Thompson
Associate Director

Jack has over 10 years’ experience within the recruitment industry notably within the IT sector.

During this time he has acquired a strong reputation for being a real peoples person and strives to provide impartial advice to help all candidates and clients in different circumstances which isn’t always in his best personal interest. He takes an in-depth, highly pragmatic approach to both candidates and clients and challenges himself to provide stellar service to ensure everyone is highly satisfied with the outcome. Jack then joined Shaw Daniels Solutions in February 2018 where he immediately made a big impact, overachieving year on year.

Having now been with SDS for over 6 years Jack has gone on to become a specialist head-hunter within the tech sector specialising in senior appointments globally whilst also Managing a team of consultants. Now one of the most recognised head-hunters in his discipline.

Liam Tappin
Principal Consultant – Software Engineering Specialist 

Liam has extensive experience in sales, having worked previously as a Senior Negotiator at an Estate Agents and other customer focused roles. Now a Senior member of the team, Liam is coming up to his 2 year anniversary with SDS and continues to exceed company and personal goals, Liam has a real passion for connecting talent with opportunity and focuses his specialism helping companies find top level software engineering talent.

Outside of work Liam enjoys going out with friends for drinks, meals and watching football with his other passion being Arsenal FC.

Liam continues to develop within the recruitment world, setting himself new professional and personal challenges to exceed targets and benefit from all the great incentives here at SDS.

Romano Romancio
Senior IT Recruitment Specialist 

Our newest member to the team, Romano joins us with a wealth of experience within the recruitment sector, with his previous roles as a 360 consultant, recruiting for both permanent and/or contract roles. Romano specialises within the mobile development & software development space and prides himself with excellent candidate and client management. Romano joins the SDS team at a rapid period of growth so we look forward to him developing his career here with the SDS team.

Outside of work Romano likes to be around his friends, whether that is going on a night out or just simply doing an activity with the group. He is also a avid boxing fan, and enjoys boxing himself. Prior to this Romano competed as a short distance runner across the UK.

In general, Romano is a humorous person and likes to have a laugh with friends and colleagues.

Lauren Tolley
Business Operations Manager

Lauren has a wealth of experience within ‘Business Operations’ having spent 10 years working at a Global Insurance Broker. Lauren built knowledge and experience within Administration, Management, Operations and Customer Service. After a short career break, Lauren began a new career within Recruitment.

Lauren joined Shaw Daniels Solutions at the end of 2018 as a Business Recruitment Administrator was quickly promoted to Business Operations Manager due to the growth of the business.

Now, Lauren supports operational leadership in a variety of departments including Digital Marketing and Human Resources. Working to increase SDS digital marketing footprint through social media, and website development. Assisting with the onboarding and induction process for all employees and continually planning process improvements, alongside supporting the consultants with the administration function.

Outside of work, Lauren spends her free time juggling mum-life and socialising with friends and family.

Lauren Dixon
Recruitment Administrator

Lauren has been with SDS for 2 years, she joined as a Recruitment Administrator supporting the consultants on a daily basis, bringing enthusiasm and strong administration skills. Lauren has a background in Lettings Management, administration and managing property portfolios alongside bringing up her young family. Lauren also manages the accounts function within the business and supports marketing campaigns and content marketing to promote the SDS brand.

Outside of work you will likely find Lauren socialising with friends and family, in a pub with a large glass of red or planning her next holiday!

Emma-Jay Gardiner
Recruitment Administrator

Emma joined us in 2023 as a Recruitment Administrator, assisting our consultants on a daily basis with all administration needs. Emma comes from a background in events management and is a previous business owner within the beauty and indoor tanning industry.

Emma also manages the day to day running of our social media accounts so keep your eye out for all team news/office life and SDS incentives.

In her spare time Emma can be found watching and supporting her two boys playing football and her daughter on the cheerleading stage! She also enjoys socialising with friends and family with a gin or two in hand!

Shaw Daniels Solutions (SDS) is backed by well-known industry experts, dedicated to making a real difference to the recruitment and staffing industry.


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