Our history

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.


James Caan CBE

Group Chairman

James Caan CBE founded Recruitment Entrepreneur in 2014. He invests both equity and expertise in our business.

Abid Hamid

Group CEO

With CEO experience in over 35 countries, Abid manages and advises on activity across the entire RE portfolio.

Angus McDowell

Investment Manager

Angus provides strategic support and management to enhance and sustain our business growth.


Sam Proctor

Group Marketing Director

With over 20 years' experience, Sam directs our brand development and advises on our marketing strategy.

Daisy Betteridge

Head of Operations

Daisy manages our operations, implementing best-practice business strategies and infrastructure.

Chesney Jennings

Technical Support & Web Development

With 10 years’ experience in computing, Chesney maintains and develops our ever-changing website and IT equipment.

Interested in joining the team? Get in touch.