Meet the team


Laura O’Driscoll

Founder and Managing Director

After years working within in-house recruitment teams for large International Organisations, SMEs and Private Sector Projects, Laura set up OD Talent Solutions.

Laura is a dynamic and creative Head of Recruitment who can support you with Recruitment Projects, Growth Plans, Candidate Management, Employer Branding, Recruiter Coaching, Hiring Manager Coaching and Recruitment Strategy

The business was born from Laura’s vision for a better Recruitment Industry and Service Offering.

Fun fact: Laura is fuelled on Yorkshire Tea and doughnuts and is typically the office feeder!

Sarah Taylor

Recruitment Operations Lead

Let us introduce you to the newest member of our team. Joining us with over 15 years recruitment experience, Sarah has come onboard as our Recruitment Operations Lead.

Sarah’s not-so-hidden skills in talent attraction and her passion for all things recruitment, talent management and resourcing means that she is a perfect fit for us, our clients and our candidates. Sarah’s previous role saw her exploring the Technology space and she admits there is no bigger challenge than sourcing Software Engineers, but she’s proven time and time again that she is up to that challenge.

Fun fact: There is nothing Sarah like more than her downtime listening to her vinyl collection with her husband and crazy Sprocker, Tilly!

Kim Draper

Employer Brand and Content Specialist

We’re continuously advocating for companies to keep their employer brand at the top of their priority list. Kim, as our Employer Brand and Content Specialist, is here to help our clients do just that!

Bringing her wealth of marketing and social media knowledge to the world of recruitment, Kim works closely with our clients and recruiters to build strategic campaigns and employer brand strategies to ensure we can help clients find top talent for their businesses.

Fun fact: Keep Kim in mind as your lucky charm, in her spare time Kim enters competitions and has won some amazing prizes, including a PlayStation 3, hotel stays, a camera, vouchers for restaurants and retailers and so much more.

Laura-Beth Mackay

Senior Recruiter

Laura-Beth is our Senior Recruiter and has experience in both agency and internal recruitment. Before joining us, her previous roles were in high volume recruitment projects for private and public organisations.

With an undeniable passion for people, whether she is identifying the right person for your job or finding the right job for you, she will ensure the process is as clear and easy as possible.

Fun fact: Laura-Beth lives next to the Peak District so can often be found looking for beauty spots with her Akita x Husky, Simba.

Fran James


Fran joined our team in August 2022 as a Resourcer, seeking out those that are hard to find to fill our clients’ recruitment needs.

Fran’s hard work paid off quickly, with her being promoted to Recruiter in March 2023.

After leaving school, Fran went straight into the care industry, looking after dementia patients for years before working for more than 4 years in recruitment within the healthcare sector. She loves matching up candidates to clients and being able to speak with a variety of people on a daily basis!

Fun fact: Our karaoke queen, Fran is somewhat of a karaoke-holic and once refused to give up the microphone – hosting her own 4-hour marathon!

Ellie Roach

Trainee Recruiter

Ellie joined our team as an Administrator in 2022 and quickly demonstrated how keen she was to progress and learn new skills. She began working on one of our largest client contracts and was soon taking on extra responsibility and putting all her new knowledge into practice. In June 2023 Ellie was promoted to Trainee Recruiter.

If you’re lucky enough to speak with Ellie then you’ll understand why she receives such excellent feedback from the clients and candidates she works with. Customer service is incredibly high on Ellie’s agenda and she demonstrates it in all that she does.

Fun fact: Ellie has often been known to dress up as a carrot for parties and work events!

Nell Edmonds

Recruitment Coordinator

Nell joined our team as Trainee Recruitment Coordinator in 2022 and was quickly promoted to Recruitment Coordinator in June 2023. Nell loves getting stuck in at work and embraces all new tasks and challenges thrown her way. Her role involves supporting the Recruiters, who really appreciate Nell’s proactive and positive approach.

Nell is quick off the mark and never leaves a phone ringing for long, if you’ve called our office recently – it’s likely you were greeted by Nell. With a passion to learn more about the recruitment industry, we’re excited to see how she continues to progress her skills and knowledge.

Fun fact: Nell performed for Queen Elizabeth II at her Platinum Jubilee Parade in London as part of the Renegades Carnival Club.

Jayne McDonald

Office Manager

Jayne is our Office Manager and queen of all things admin and process related.

Working within the team on our internal processes and embedding in with clients to get them shipshape. Jayne has supported us on major client projects and brings her wealth of experience as a bookkeeper to the team.

Fun Fact: Jayne’s other superpower is that she makes THE best cakes of all time. If you haven’t tried her mint choc chip cupcakes, then I’m afraid you haven’t lived!


Chief Happiness Officer

Sully came all the way from Romania to join OD Talent Solutions! Bringing with him, from High Hopes Rescue, the most adorable face – Sully has taken his role as Chief Happiness Officer very seriously. Boosting employee positivity and office morale in just his first visit, he’s settled in quickly and made a number of friends.

Fun fact: Sully loves treats (especially chicken and reams of paper), long walks where he can explore the countryside and snoozing!

Get in touch today

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