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Meet The Team


We are the people behind Brite Recruitment. We spend every day working hard to find you your perfect job/candidate.

Name: Karen Pollard 

Job Title: Director

Background: Karen has worked within the Recruitment industry for pretty much the entirety of her career. Initially working in Consultancy and Managerial roles for a commercial high street agency before setting up her own business in the year 2000, and subsequently founded Brite Recruitment in 2006.

With 27 years experience (where has the time gone), Karen takes an active role in running and working in the business.  She is passionate about giving great service, seeing her fabulous team grow and develop and still gets a real buzz out of what she does even after all these years! 

Passions: An avid runner Karen is a member of 3 running clubs, has completed many marathons in the UK and abroad as well as half marathons and Ultra’s.  It is fair to say Karen likes running rather a lot. When not running she also cycles and has completed a number of long distance races in the alps.  When not exercising Karen can be found working on her property project or trying to keep her 3 Beagles under control!

Contact Karen: 07795 661833 or

Name: Rhia Leitch

Job Title: Account Director

Background: As a Psychology graduate, Rhia joined Brite in a trainee position towards the end of 2011. She advanced to Account Manager status and was then promoted to Senior Account Manager within 18 months. Now an Account Director, Rhia is responsible for vacancies across the board; including sales, customer service and senior management roles within key accounts as well as leading and developing the Brite team daily. She has completed a course in headhunting and is passionate about providing the best service possible to both clients and candidates alike. 

Passions: Before Rhia began her career in recruitment she worked within Managerial roles in Fashion Retail and retains a great interest in current trends/styles. Aside from this, Rhia enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is a not so secret Harry Potter fan!

Contact Rhia: 07990 834987 or email

Name: Sophie Harris

Job Title: Senior Account Manager

Background: Sophie started at Brite in a Junior Administrator role in 2011, having just completed her A-Levels. She soon progressed to Office Manager and from July 2016 she turned her hand to Account Management. Since then Sophie has continued to progress and from July 2018, she was promoted to Senior Account Manager. Sophie is responsible for the whole recruitment process; conducting interviews and liaising with both candidates and clients on a daily basis. Sophie recruits for vacancies across the board including; Customer Service, Administration, Languages, IT and Management. 

Sophie still continues to help run the office and completes the Payroll of Temporary staff as well as wages and accounting duties. 

Passions: Sophie is passionate about exercise and is currently a member of DW Cheltenham and has a Personal Training session once a week. She also enjoys watching football (supporting Chelsea Football Club) and spending time with friends and family.


Contact Sophie: 07766728922 or

Name: Elly Holliday 

Job Title: Marketing and Resourcing Administrator

Background: Elly started at Brite in summer 2017, having graduated in English Literature. During her time at University she played Netball and Women’s rugby and played in their annual Varsity game every year of her studies. She was the team’s social-secretary and was in control of the club’s social media pages, these skills she has transferred to her time at Brite whilst managing the social media here. She helps the team with administrative duties and resourcing candidates for clients and potential roles. 

Passions: Elly enjoys doing sports, primarily playing Rugby which she started during her time at University. She is lucky to have been able to play at the Millennium stadium with her Uni team and is now captain of a local Women’s rugby team in Cheltenham. As well spending time in Cheltenham, she often travels to Oxford where she grew up to catch up with friends and family members. Having attended a University near the beach, she enjoys body boarding and numerous (failed) attempts to surf!

Contact Elly:

Name: Bethany Hamilton

Job Title: Account Manager

Background: Bethany started at Brite in June 2018, having graduated in Law.  Bethany enjoyed the commercial focus of her degree and wanted to explore  this in practice. Rather than following the traditional route, Bethany decided to build on her sales experience and start a career in recruitment.  Bethany  recruits for vacancies across the board including; Legal Sector, Administration, Customer Service, Sales, IT and Management.  

Passions: Bethany enjoys going to the gym (occasionally) and particularly enjoys Zumba.  She has a keen interest in beauty and likes to keep up to date    with current trends. Aside from this, Bethany enjoys spending time with her family, friends and cats.

Contact Bethany: Call 01242228200 or email 

Name: Sophie Evans

Job Title: Account Manager

Background: Sophie started at Brite in July 2018, having graduated in Biology. She enjoyed the fieldwork aspect of her degree but decided she couldn’t spend her whole life swimming around in the Bahamas. Sophie now recruits for all roles at Brite and is excited for the future.

Passions: Sophie enjoys kickboxing and going to the gym, in order to try and counter-act the impacts of having a great passion for food. She loves spending time with her friends, family and dog. Alongside university, Sophie volunteered for many charities and aims to continue this in Cheltenham.

Contact Sophie: Call 01242228200 or email