Meet the Bluestones Group team

Steve Pendergast
Steve Pendergast
Group CEO
Steve is a committed entrepreneur that has built and developed numerous businesses over the last two decades. As CEO of the Bluestones Group, Steve identifies new business opportunities, potential joint ventures and provides the guidance and organisational vision for the Group.
Stuart McBride
Stuart McBride
Group MD
Stuart is a recruitment veteran having worked in the industry for over 30 years at blue chip, FTSE listed organisations, international corporations and a wide variety of SMEs. Stuart provides the operational rigour, business management and best practice guidance for the Group.
Marian Butterworth
Marian Butterworth
CEO, Logistics
Marian (Maz) has been working in the recruitment sector for over 30 years, and more specifically within logistics recruitment since 1995. Her experience spans multiple businesses from SMEs to national and international FTSE-listed recruiters. She is now the CEO for the generalist division within Bluestones Group, overseeing the logistics and retail businesses across five UK locations.
Paul Broderick
Paul Broderick
CEO, Technical & specialist
Paul has 20 years’ experience across the full recruitment company life-cycle from start-up to sale, merger and acquisition and held senior executive positions in boutique specialists and plc organisations both in the UK and Internationally. Paul has been involved in supporting recruitment entrepreneurs in over 50 joint ventures since 2012.
Trish Stratford
Trish Stratford
CEO, Professional
Trish has worked across a broad range of sectors within the recruitment industry at both operational and Board level and is now CEO of the Professional Services Division within Bluestones Group with responsibility for introducing new joint venture opportunities to the portfolio and offering support and guidance to existing brands.
David Walker
David Walker
Group Finance Director
David provides financial support to all companies within the Bluestones Group having previously worked for blue-chip FTSE100 companies across Financial Services and Support Services after gaining the FCCA Qualification whilst at KPMG.
Matt Cody
Matt Cody
Group Marketing Director
Matt provides strategic marketing guidance and support to the Bluestones Group and its associated companies. He joined the Group in 2017, having worked for AIM and FTSE listed organisations, has an MBA from Manchester University, a first degree in Retail Marketing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Neil Ivory
Neil Ivory
Chief Information Officer
Neil has worked in the business IT marketplace for some 20 years now specialising in helping businesses get a better return on their investment in IT. This has included good, old fashioned, BPR projects, specification & selection projects and the project management & implementation of systems. He has a very good knowledge of ERP & CRM solutions having worked on both small and large international projects at a number of levels to get the most out of a business’s investment in business systems. Neil joined the Bluestones Group in 2016 as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for all Group and joint venture IT hardware, software and processes.
Tasmin Withey
Tasmin Withey
Head of HR
Tasmin has been with the Bluestones Group for over four years and brings diverse experience of the industry having worked at numerous international recruitment businesses. She is currently in the final (5th) year of her CIPD studies and in her day to day role provides HR support for the Group and its portfolio of brands, as well as providing strategic HR guidance to the Board.

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