About us

Meet The Team

We are a bunch of likeminded recruitment professionals with a passion for the Catering and Hospitality industry.


Itk - jobs - image

Simon Bottomley


Simon started itk Recruitment in 2009 and has never looked back. After a career spent working in restaurants and recruitment, he prides himself on being the man “in the know” keeping up to date with the latest hospitality trends. Simon heads up itk but also keeps his finger on the pulse recruiting mainly in the South West and Midlands for various clients and senior appointments. Outside of work Simon is a passionate football fan, enthusiastic cook and foodie and Dad to 3 beautiful girls. His weekends are mainly spent in soft plays or at numerous kids parties!

Itk - jobs - image

Anouska Cohen

Recruitment Manager London

Anouska (Nush) met Simon whilst working as General Manager for Loch Fyne Restaurants. In 2011 they re-joined forces and Nush became the first itk employee. Nush took to recruitment like a duck to water and continues to go from strength to strength. Working with some of the best companies in the industry she is the go to person for many clients in London  and the South East. Outside of work you will find Nush generally with a cocktail or G+T in hand, spending time with her 2 kids and meeting up with the yummy mummy’s for lunch!

Itk - jobs - image

Dawn Haldane

Recruitment Manager Scotland

Dawn Looks after our Glasgow office and covers the North of England and the ever emerging Scottish hospitality scene. Dawn has an infectious, cheeky way about her which clients and candidates love. She will always have a bit of fun with you but you are in very safe, professional hands at the same time. Having worked in Sales and recruitment for most of her life, Dawn recently took time out to raise the lovely Maisie but is now back and hungrier than ever. Outside of work you will find Dawn sipping on a G+T (or two), trying out Glasgow’s latest hot spots and generally facebooking everything!

Itk - jobs - image

Leon Sheppard

Chef Recruitment Consultant

After 17 years working in some of the best Kitchens in the South West, Leon hung up his whites and entered the world of Recruitment. Leon looks after the Chef division at itk. With his kitchen background he understands and can connect with chefs and builds excellent client and candidate relationships. Outside of work you will find Leon watching  and coaching rugby, eating burgers and wondering what to do with his weekends off.