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Senior Management Team

Meet our Senior Management Team

Our expertise in numerous commercial/operational settings is a given. What makes us unique and sets us apart from our competition is our people and our culture.

We have engineered a culture of ownership and passion, which in turn provides great personal satisfaction, individual growth and a positive work-life balance.

Our company’s success is a result of the environment we have created. Freedom, Fairness, Creativity and Integrity. Basically, we give it our all!

Team OutThere

Our core values which define us

Be Creative

We will always be experts in our field, embrace change and innovate.

Be Positive

Every task is delivered with integrity and the very best intentions.

Be Passionate

Each day is Transformational not just Transactional.

Love for our Team

As individuals we stand strong. Collectively we are extraordinary.

Love for our Customers

Together we are unified, we manage and exceed expectations.

Love for Everyone

We’re all people, all equal, be selfless, authentic and pay it forward.

Meet our team of experts

Sarah Close

Founder & Director

During my career I have covered many aspects of HR, Recruitment and Operations from being a Recruitment Consultant to a Recruitment Agency Director and as a HR Advisor through to Strategic Business Partnering and now I’m a Business Owner.

I have consulted on various organisation restructures and high-growth business start ups. I have a particular interest in people and personality profiling. I’m a firm believer that specific personality traits align with specific career paths.

So why do companies waste so much time and money hiring badly, disciplining employees who are in a job they despise, or promoting leaders that can’t lead?

If individuals and businesses invested in profiling and understanding their true selves and each other. Then time and money would not be wasted, and a fraction of 'work based' Mental Health issues eliminated. A square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole after all!

Sarah Close Founder
In my spare time I… play lots of tennis, have a slight online shopping obsession and love discovering new Sour Beers (any recommendations gratefully received).
In 2020 I longed for… a party, a festival, a gig! Dancing in a crowd and having a lovely time!

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Teresa Riekert


Teresa develops strong partnerships and is at ease communicating with CEO’s, Business Owners and Management Teams from multiple Industry Sectors. Teresa is an effective HR Business Partner, a master at juggling multiple tasks, working under pressure and is relentless at providing robust HR Strategies and seeing any project through to completion.

Her work history includes Human Resources, Executive Search and Specialist Recruitment which is complimented by her study/education path being CIPD Level 3, CIPD Level 5 and a Psychology degree obtained at Cardiff University.

An absolute bonus for us all is her ability to balance professionalism with a fun and ridiculous sense of humour.

Teresa Riekert
In my spare time I… like hiding from my 2 children with a large glass of red wine.
In 2020 I longed for… a beach holiday that wasn’t cancelled.

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Leanne Simpson

Associate Director

Leanne wears many a hat at OutThere HQ. Not only does she head up the Outsourced Recruitment & Resourcing team; she has also set up the Employee Wellbeing Operation. This is testament in itself to our “Core Values” of embracing change, being innovative and delivering the extraordinary. Leanne is super passionate and extremely committed. She is qualified as a Mental Health First Aider and has completed further study with an IOSH Occupational Health & Wellbeing qualification.

Leanne is very creative in her teams approach to searching, sourcing and screening candidates and is relentless at protecting her 100% hit rate on candidates submitted to interview invitation and enjoys the full recruitment lifecycle.

Leanne Simpson
In my spare time I… become a taxi service for my daughter’s many social activities! When my duties are over I kick back with an ice cold G&T. In 2020 I longed for… my freedom, making plans that stuck and hugs.

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