Meet the Team

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Kate Thomas


(BA, Fellow REC, Assoc. CIPD)

Director Kate joined WP in 2003 and took over the company in 2016. As first point of contact for clients and responsible for candidate registrations, Kate is able to establish good relationships with both parties, enabling her to successfully find the right person for the right company. Having grown up on the Island she has excellent local knowledge and is professionally qualified in both recruitment and HR. In her free time Kate enjoys travelling and exploring new places, she loves snorkelling, kayaking and skiing, is an avid Formula One fan and adores her two cats.

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Mel Atherton

Recruitment Administrator

Mel has been with WP Recruitment since 2005 and is responsible for maintaining all administrative systems including maintaining client records and updating candidate information and referencing. When not in the office she loves gardening, walking, cycling and sailing and spends much of her time taking her children around the UK and Europe to compete in sailing events.

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Michele Howard

Accounts Administrator

Michele is a qualified Nurse, she has worked in recruitment since 1996, joining WP in 2011. She is responsible for administering all financial aspects of the business, including temporary workers’ wages, holiday pay and invoicing. Outside of work Michele enjoys a variety of crafts, gardening on her allotment, walking her dog and most importantly spending time with her family.

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Louise Gibson


Louise is the newest member of the team, joining WP in 2019 but has been in HR since 1994 and worked with our agency for most of that time. As well as being professionally qualified, Louise is very much a ‘people person’ and with her HR background in various sectors across the Island is well equipped to focus on client care, communications and networking.

In her spare time Louise loves being with her family, live music and the great outdoors – from walking with her two dogs to being a member of Ryde Harriers running club, she had just completed walking and running two marathons across the Sahara for charity.