Andrew Kerr

CEO - Director

Founder Andrew Kerr centres his business on building relationships with people. From his experience at two leading specialist construction and engineering recruitment firms, Urban Connect benefits from Andrew's long-standing personal network and specialist industry knowledge.

His team of expert consultants work within their own niche markets, supporting him in growing Urban Connect's extensive client base.

James Caan

Chairman

James Caan CBE is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. He made a global success of his recruitment companies, Alexander Mann and Humana International. In 2004, he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw which now has a portfolio of 30+ businesses.

He is well known for joining the hit BBC show – Dragons’ Den, and The Business Class on CNBC. A passionate supporter of small businesses, James chaired the government’s Start-Up Loans scheme and invests in and mentors Recruitment Entrepreneur's portfolio partners, including Urban Connect.

Rory Carmont

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Rory has extensive experience across the Design Engineering sector across the UK. Rory embodies what it means to be an employee at Urban Connect with his affable, hardworking and meticulous approach to nurturing his clients and candidates.

Ben Shelley

Recruitment Consultant

Ben applies his tenacious and diligent attitude to everything he does. He builds rapport with candidates and clients and has built up a specialism within the UK Water Industry.

Greg Hollis

Director

Greg is focused on the strategic growth of Urban Connect and its portfolio partners in Manchester and beyond. With over 22 years of business development and management experience, Greg is best placed to scale our new ventures and to drive the progress of new industry sectors.

Jeremy Roberts

Finance Director

Jeremy is a chartered accountant experienced in leading both finance and operational functions, with a strong track record of delivering new reporting suites across a number of different sectors. He has excellent commercial awareness with a keen eye for improving how organisations operate.

Tom Burkinshaw

Marketing Director

Tom leads Urban Connect’s Marketing Team and has over 15 years in senior management and marketing roles. He has vast experience in managing marketing strategy, integration and brand development of multiple business and acquisitions in fast paced, high growth businesses.

Tom and his team oversee marketing operations, strategy, brand and communications to help achieve maximum awareness for scalable growth.