Stephen Beech - Director
Stephen has been immersed in recruiting tech talent since 1998 when CVs were submitted via Royal Mail and Messrs Larry & Sergey were only just putting together their game changing business
idea. Initially assigned to the Progress 4GL & Informix markets, his exposure nowadays is a little more current and he has over the years amassed enviable experience developing new business &
managing significant campaigns. In 2014 he, along with then colleague Richard, decided he wanted to form a recruitment company that focussed on a different ethos to the big corporates of the time
with an emphasis on people, not profit.
In his role as Director, Stephen remains a hands-on recruiter as well as leading the Business Development side of Candour ensuring as many of the organisations we know we can help as possible hear about the way we do things. In addition, he also ensures that some of our key clients are receiving the quality service they deserve and takes ownership of the training side for new “Candourians”.
Outside of work, Stephen has the misfortune (for the time being at least!) of keeping up with the travails of Arsenal FC but has increasingly seen his time (and that of his partner and daughter) monpolised by his excitable young Vizsla puppy, Ruby.
Richard Padget - Director
After nearly a decade spent harnessing his creative spirit in the kitchens, Richard eventually sought to expand his horizons away from the catering industry (missing watching his beloved Man UTD every weekend had finally taken its’ toll!)
Moving into the legal profession, he quickly progressed from admin assistant to no.1 fee earner in the business before being enticed to apply his thirst for further success to the recruitment industry.
As with everyone at Candour, he remains a hands-on recruiter coupled with the handling of key accounts within the business and ensuring the candidate experience for everyone we engage with is second to none. Fiercely proud of his no nonsense approach to recruitment, he has a decade long track record of unearthing some of the trickiest to source talent across the entire technical spectrum.
When it comes to free time, aside from keeping his cooking skills on point he's spent nearly two decades attempting to hit that magical single figure golf handicap - so far unsuccessfully. Recent years have seen his chances of reaching this milestone severely by the beautiful additions to his family: Ariella & Owen.
Harry Herbert - Prinicipal Consultant
With an educational background in Computer Systems and Networking, a career in technology recruitment seemed a natural next step for Harry following successfully applying his entrepreneurial skillset in both B2B sales and the digital agency space.
Always one to embrace a new challenge, he joined Candour in 2019 where his technical knowledge and natural flair for relationship building quickly saw him rise the ranks to the role of Principal Consultant. Harry prides himself on his integrity, his consumate straight-talking and never, ever shying away from keeping everyone he deals with completely up to date at all times. We've yet to hear of an evening or weekend call to Harry going unanswered!
Outside of office life, he still enjoy all things tech but the real apple of his eye is his gorgeous German Shepherd Tommy - truly this mans' best friend!