Bow Resources is one of the fastest-growing specialist recruitment companies in the UK. Our vision is to become the market-leading provider to the energy industry, where our specialist knowledge sets us apart from the rest. To ensure we provide an exceptional, tailored service, our consultants each focus on a specific job discipline.
At Bow Resources, our management team have over 30 years’ combined international recruitment experience. From working within the executive search sector, to project-managing large teams of contractors, we operate across remote locations and cultures, and have developed an extensive international network.
We are founded upon principles of delivery, integrity, and professionalism. Our approach is to gain a thorough understanding of our clients' long-term requirements, forming the basis for successful and sustainable relationships. These values are reflected by the high proportion of clients with whom we have repeat business.
Bow Resources was launched in 2018 by Co-Directors Ben Carlisle and Ian Balcomb specialising in oil and gas recruitment, in partnership with recruitment investment specialist, Recruitment Entrepreneur. Having previously worked together in the oil & gas sector, Ben and Ian's decision to launch their own business was the natural result of their broad industry knowledge and extensive global networks, combined with their desire to deliver exceptional talent solutions to market-leading clients.
Meet our team
Our directors and consultants each operate in their own vertical markets to provide specialist workforce solutions.
Founder & Director
Ian has worked in the oil and gas sector for over 15 years. He has held senior positions such as regional director, business development director and country manager; supplying project manpower solutions to some of the world’s largest oil and gas operators.
Founder & Director
Ben has been working with small to large oil and gas operators for more than six years. An expert in the industry, he largely specialises across Africa and has signed commercial terms with clients to assist in the delivery of major international projects.
Alice is responsible for managing our training team. Over the past four years, she has worked globally, sourcing highly skilled trainers and instructors across a variety of subjects for training providers, universities, training centres, colleges, campuses and institutions.
James Caan CBE
James Caan CBE founded Recruitment Entrepreneur in 2014. He invests both equity and expertise in our business.
With CEO experience in over 35 countries, Abid manages and advises on activity across the entire RE portfolio.
Fergus has over 25 years’ experience of finance management in high-tech and fast-growing companies.
Group Marketing Director
With over 20 years' experience, Sam directs our brand development and advises on our marketing strategy.
Head of Operations
Daisy manages our operations, implementing best-practice business strategies and infrastructure.
Angus provides strategic support and management to enhance and sustain our business growth.
Talent Acquisition Manager
With more than 15 years’ international recruitment experience, Jo supports the ongoing growth of our team.
Technical Support & Web Development
With 10 years’ experience in computing, Chesney maintains and develops our ever-changing website and IT equipment.