Barrington James is proud and excited to announce the appointment of Oliver Cole as the Director of our brand-new office opening in MANCHESTER! Oliver has been involved and leading Life Science recruitment business since 2008 covering hiring needs across the full Drug and Device Development Life Cycles from Concept to Post Marketing including Commercialisation. Oliver has primarily focused in contract manpower solutions, but in recent years looked after the permanent space too providing full 360 recruitment solutions to his clients.

We sat down with Oliver to delve into why he joined Barrington James and to discuss his plans for Manchester!

Why are you joining Barrington James?
Simple! CULTURE… a highly exciting, fun culture built on high performance. From a business perspective Barrington James offers Quality vs QuantityInch Wide, Mile Deep Knowledge. Not only this but they are Quicker, Faster, Better than the rest!

What do you bring to Barrington James?
I am a dedicated Life Science Specialist with over a decade’s worth of experience. Not only this, but I am extremely people driven, I pride myself as someone that will always go above and beyond for anyone in my team. My approach is to start each day with hunger and desire like it’s day one!

What are some interesting facts about yourself?
I was in Hollyoaks (glorified extra, sssh) – I wasn’t allowed to say more than 13 words in an episode or else I’d get onto the credits. My cousin is Steven Gerrard’s Driver…my best claim to fame! And I am a big Liverpool supporter (controversial?) as well as a great, bad golfer!

What are your future plans for Barrington James?
PROJECT BULLSEYE! In the next few years I aspire to hire a team of 50 specialist recruiters for the Manchester office. I want to replicate the same environment that the London Gatwick HQ offers and bring this to Manchester.


Oliver is now looking to hire into his Manchester team! If you are an experienced consultant specialising in Medical Technology & Diagnostics or Engineering or someone that feels as though your current market focus could transfer into the lucrative market of Life Sciences then we want to hear from you… can you add even more value to our existing customer base built over the past 20 years? Reach out to Oliver Cole or Lauren Tait, Head of Talent Acquisition ASAP!

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