Mel Larbalestier

Mel Larbalestier

Operations Manager

Having been promoted to Operations Manager in 2013, talented Mel works tirelessly with the recruitment team to deliver great service to clients and candidates. This includes ensuring all staff have the tools they need to do their job, whether that’s additional training, mentoring or improvements to KDR’s most valuable asset, the in-house database.

Mel gets a big kick from seeing people develop their career at KDR, learning how to recruit the ethical way. She was instrumental in setting up the company’s apprentice scheme which she feels is a rewarding way to “give a young person a chance and make sure they get the best support to start their career.” She also enjoys the fact that her role allows her to get involved in all aspects of how a recruitment agency runs, from marketing to new business proposals.

A native of bonny Scotland, Mel has worked in recruitment since 2000, with roles at Adecco, Rullion IT and an RPO which specialised in IT recruitment.  More recently, she’s developed an interest in football – with a football mad son, it was a case of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them!’

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