Our Team
Our Team

Over 30 years of recruitment experience, finding amazing companies, fantastic people

David Rowlands Platform Resourcing

David Rowlands – Managing Director & Founder

David started his working within website sales within the leisure sector across the UK. Although this gave David his first taste of managing a team of people, selling a physical product didn’t really give him what he was longing for, which was to help people. David then moved into recruitment and has since worked within a wide range of sectors. Over his during his career David has gained vital sector knowledge understanding how businesses operate and how best to support their recruitment campaigns. David set up Platform Resourcing with one thing in mind; to supply a superior level of customer service to candidates and clients. David is always keen to work with those who share his passion for people, and this is where the Platform mantra came from; ‘We find fantastic people amazing jobs and amazing companies fantastic people.  

Top Tip for Job Seekers –  In a competitive jobs market it’s important to stand out. Your CV needs to be punchy and easy to read. Drop the fancy graphics and make it stand out but still be professional. Engagement is the key, when a potential employer picks up your CV it should create an emotional connection to the job your applying for.

Top Tip for interviews – do your research on the company! Not just their website, but look for news articles and delve into the history of what they do. Also get a job spec of the role that you are applying for and read, highlight and consider how you fit into the role they are recruiting for. At the point of interview they aren’t there to catch you out, they want you to do well. 

Platform Power Fact – David is a Father of two (Lilah 11 and Jack 8). He has a passion for travel and sport especially Rugby Union and F1. Dave also loves running and walking and loves to explore. David’s proudest moment in business was being nominated for Welsh Business Start up of the year in 2020.   
Nat at Platform Resourcing

Natalie Poynton – Business Manager

Natalie spent the first few years of her working life in various Customer Service positions and administration, never quite feeling like she was used to the best of her ability. After a gap year travelling, Natalie returned to the UK temping through an agency, Natalie got on so well with the team, that they asked if she wanted to take the plunge into the world of recruitment and she have never regretted it since! After being in recruitment for 7 years, Natalie has realised how important it is to love your job and she feel lucky that she is able to still enjoy her role all of these years later. Natalie’s passion is people, and is a total people pleaser which used to be a flaw, but in recruitment, it is an essential! Natalie likes to feel confident and has a strong relationship and trust with both her candidates and clients. Some of them have become great friends and have inspired her throughout my career!

Top Tip for Job Seekers – Apply for a role that genuinely appeals to you, don’t apply for just anything online if you want to be taken seriously by the people opening your CV. Ensure you have the majority of the essential skills listed before sending your CV.

Top Tip for interviews – always accept a drink if offered, it shows confidence, shows the Interviewer you are not in a hurry to leave and gives you extra thinking time if you time your sips correctly when a question is asked!

Platform Power Fact – Nat travelled to Australia for a year. Outside of work, Nat describes herself as a social butterfly, she loves to be around my nearest and dearest, she loves her animals, holidays and anything that keeps her young!!
Vix at Platform Resourcing

Vicky Curran – Resourcing Team Leader

Vicky achieved a first class degree in Events Management before she began working as an Office Administrator for a Manufacturer before moving into the supply chain and logistics sector. Vicky carved out her early career as a Export Customer Service Advisor where she organised the shipment of goods internationally. Vicky was spotted by our Managing Director and he instantly took to her and offered her opportunity to work at Platform. Since joining Platform, Vicky has become an integral part of the team, involved in legal compliance, candidate resourcing, payroll, invoicing and bringing together the candidate into a client contact chain. Vicky always has a smile on her face and enthusiasm is matched by her high level of patients and skill.

Top Tip for Job Seekers – Vix reviews a LOT of CV’s every day, and surprisingly see a lot with no phone number or contact details on.. always make sure your contact details are available for recruiters. Also, make sure you have tailored your CV for the job you have applied for, being as thorough as possible when describing your current duties and responsibilities. Don’t cut anything important or relevant out! 

Top Tip for interviews – Don’t underestimate the importance of preparation. Plan out your answer of those ‘almost certain’ questions that will come up; like what are your strengths and weakensses. Also prepare 3 relevant questions for you to ask the interviewer

Platform Power Fact – Vix loves playing netball and has played competitively since school, currently playing for Abergavenny A team where she’s met some amazing friends. Vicky is also a massive animal lover and I used to do local dog sitting and walking where I live. I love the countryside and walking my own dog, Bella. 
Hels at Platform Resourcing

Helen Way – Business Development Manager

Helen has worked in the Recruitment Sector for over 9 years, starting with well known high street agencies as a Recruitment Consultant. This was a stepping stone for her to gain the knowledge, and confidence to work within a sales environment. Throughout her career it has become evident that with her strong relationship and rapport building with clients, this led Helen into numerous positions within Business Development working throughout South Wales and South West predominantly in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors. This enabled Helen to continually have a successful proven track record with client requirements and service delivery. Vast experience, knowledge and understanding within the recruitment industry, working within Temporary, Permanent and Contract Markets.

Top Tip for Job Seekers – Make sure that your CV is relevant to the position you are applying for. Look at the key skills and competencies the company is looking for and tailor your CV accordingly. 

Top Tip for interviews – It is so important to do your research on the company and prepare notes that you have an interview with. Understand what they do, research any accolades / awards that the company has won – this is usually a good ice breaker. And always have a few questions to ask them at the end of your interview. 

Platform Power Fact – Helen has always been into health and fitness – athletics has always been one of her hobbies – She enjoys competing and winning. On average Helen run at least 30k each week and also trains in the gym.