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Meet the team

Tom Bilborough

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Tom began his career in London at a young age, jumping straight into the IT and SaaS world. Starting at the bottom for inside-sales, he hit the ground running and soon became a valued employee for Alternative Networks Plc due to his knowledge of the service and product. Fast forward a few years, Tom was headhunted by a tech start-up to join the sales team. YouWrk was born when Tom decided that he wanted to tackle the recruitment industry in the UK and make it more accessible for everyone. His aim for YouWrk is to completely disrupt the recruitment industry by streamlining businesses' access to the best possible candidates in their local area.

Ayesha Pakravan-Ovey

Associate Director

Ayesha joins YouWrk with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience. Having started her career working in Property, Ayesha quickly grew to running her own successful catering business, The Plattery. As a qualified Chef, she cooked for some big household names including Facebook, London Fashion week and Virgin. In March 2020, Ayesha saw the need to help throughout the pandemic and made the decision to pivot from business to charity, pivoting The Plattery into the food charity, Vital Meals. Over the worst year of the pandemic, the Vital Meals team cooked and delivered 26,000 free meals to those unable to feed themselves across London. For this venture, Ayesha was selected as a British Empire Medalist on the Queens 2020 honours list, as Richard Branson's Startup of the Year and as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021.

Gezim Avdullahu

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Having lived in Chelsea all his life but originally from Kosovo, Gezim has strong Albanian roots. During Gezim’s Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, he worked for a private gym owned company called ‘The Fort Gym’ as a reception and gym instructor, talking to members on the phone and setting up Personal Training Programmes with the inhouse PT Team. This role has meant Gezim has established great communication skills benefitting him at YouWrk whilst connecting with a range of companies.

Aidan Jackson

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Aidan has 30 years' experience working in agency and in-house roles throughout the UK and internationally for a wide range of B2B and consumer companies. Most recently, Aidan was group marketing director for the UK's leading home improvement component distributor, PWS. Aidan specialises in brand development and marketing communications strategies.

Chris Ingram

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Chris has over 30 years of experience in the industry, during which time he has been co-founder of several successful businesses and more latterly co-created and built the printing company YMGroup Ltd. He was responsible for the merger and acquisition strategy which has made YM Group one of the largest printing businesses in the UK. Chris is also a shareholder/investor in a number of other businesses, ranging from tech fledgling companies to property developers.

Mark Hunter

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Mark founded his own accountancy practice, Murray Harcourt, in 2011 and has grown it to become a recognised quality alternative to the top 20 national firms in Leeds and Yorkshire. Murray Harcourt currently employs 40 fee earners and has a turnover of £3.2m. Mark provides hands-on financial guidance for a number of his clients and is regarded and seen as a trusted advisor and sounding board. He is a chartered accountant and Registered Auditor. Mark will ensure that all standard financial operating procedures are in place at YouWrk, as well as preparing regular financial updates for the board and the wider investor group.

Chris Bilborough

DIRECTOR

Chris has over 35 years experience in the property sector. At Johnson Fry property, he successfully negotiated the purchase of over one hundred millions pounds of residential property for BES funds nationwide. He formed BMB Investments limited in London and raised money through Private Equity and combined with senior debt to purchase and develop distressed property all over the country.

Testimonials

“I'm so glad I found YouWrk at such a difficult time for our recruitment. We received great quality candidates in no time at all which was exactly what we needed!”

Lucy Hicklin

Operations Manager at Amazon

“The YouWrk platform made this very easy to apply and get jobs in different industries. I love the outdoors and I was very keen to take on a new challenge so working on a farm was my preferred option. I ended up making some good money and found it very rewarding."

Zoe Allport

Farm Worker

"Signing up to YouWrk has meant that we’ve easily been able to deal with the increase in demand for our products through a quick employment process which has provided us with efficient and suitable employees."

Sam Edwards

Founder at Here and Now

“YouWrk allowed me to have complete control of my career and have the option to explore different industries with the pandemic disrupting the market. I managed to find the perfect job on YouWrk.”

Roni Anderson

Worker