About Us

Cameron James was founded in 2010 by 2 Directors, with the aim of providing a professional, knowledgeable and a personal recruitment service to both clients and candidates. The company is still privately owned and operates across the UK from 3 offices; Leeds (Head Office), London and Manchester . We are able to offer clients a national service, but still have the boutique feel; offering a fully bespoke package tailored to individual requirements.

We love what we do and it shows!

We are proud to be independent and we have built our reputation on the quality of the service we provide. We are truly passionate about recruitment and the positive impact it can have on people’s lives and businesses. Our success has been achieved due to the great team we have assembled.

The Cameron James Management Team

  • Terry Pallister

    Terri Palliser - Recruitment Director

    Terri is one of the co-founders of the business and has been working in recruitment since 2003. Setting up the business in a very tough market and in the midst of the recession, her passion and determination has been the driver in building the business from just a small team starting out, to national coverage and one of the leading recruiters in the UK across professional fields. She has extensive recruitment experience and has in-depth knowledge and past success in various sectors - Accountancy, Insurance, Financial Services, HR and Senior Appointments. Always being a top performer in past organisations, Terri now works a split role of strategic management, general operations and also still working in a billing role recruiting within the HR market.

  • Michael Lill

    Michael Lill - Director

    Michael is co-founder of the business and has worked within recruitment since 2002. Having worked in a number of recruitment industries including Human Resources and Qualified Finance, he has worked in a number of Management roles and also as a top billing consultant. Mike is mainly involved with the operations of the business and focuses on business initiatives and general running of the organisation.

  • Jen MacDougall

    Jen MacDougall - Business Director

    Jen is the Business Director and her role is focused around managing all aspects of day to day business activities, growth plans and managing performance across the organisation. She has been working in recruitment since 2002 and has a proven track record recruiting and managing successful teams across HR, Commercial, Insurance and Financial Services. Jen has worked with a range of SME's and also been responsible for managing large corporate accounts from the initial win, through the implementation process and then account management.

  • Matthew Barber

    Matthew Barber - Branch Manager London

    Matthew is the Branch Manager for Cameron James's London office and is responsible for managing all day to day operational activities. This includes leading and developing the team of consultants, recruitment and talent attraction for the branch and managing overall performance. He is also responsible for managing his own desk; recruiting for Accountancy Practices in London City and Southern Region. He has been in recruitment since 2013 and has specialised in both Legal and Accountancy recruitment for practices across the UK, predominantly in the South. He has worked with a range of firms from the "The Big 4" and Legal 500 firms to smaller local businesses and prides himself on his ability to offer a tailored recruitment service to both his clients and candidates.