The value of specialist experience

Our directors are well educated, professional, career recruiters with vast experience in their respective markets. They are hands on consultants, involved in every appointment our business makes, ensuring we deliver to the highest standards. We are truly professional consultants in executive recruitment and differentiate ourselves through the quality of the advice we offer our clients.

Andrew Daley Director

Andrew Daley - Director

Andrew is the leader of the procurement practice. His core strength is mid to senior level appointments in the procurement profession and he is particularly active in the growing Procurement Technology market.

His clients include the leading solution providers, their corporate customers and consultancies specialising in procurement led transformation programmes and the deployment of spend management and data analytics tools.

Andrew’s career in Executive Recruitment started when he joined The PSD Group in 1995. In 1998 he was asked to take responsibility for launching the new Purchasing & Supply Chain division and has specialised in procurement ever since. Andrew was educated at William Hulme’s Grammar School in Manchester before graduating from the University of Sheffield with an honours degree in Economics in 1993. Outside of work he is a devoted father to his two daughters and a keen golfer.

Simon Edbury Director

Simon Edbury - Director

A graduate of London University, Simon has been in the recruitment industry since 1996 when he joined PSD. After six years, he joined Ajilon Executive to start a new executive recruitment team in the North West. Here he broadened his industry contacts and knowledge by working with a greater variety of clients on senior recruitment projects.

After great success within corporate recruiters, January 2005 saw Simon and Andrew establish Edbury Daley which has provided a specialist and dedicated senior level recruitment service to an ever increasing client list.

Simon is renowned for his professional, reliable, direct approach to both clients and candidates. His no nonsense approach combined with deep industry knowledge has earned him an outstanding reputation. Outside of work he enjoys family life, playing golf and following the NFL.

Peter Brophy Associate Director

Peter Brophy - Associate Director

Peter specialises in procurement following five years leading recruitment at Proxima. His in-house recruitment background gives him a unique approach to talent attraction, blending expertise in best practice recruitment techniques and methodologies with a full understanding of the latest practices in talent identification and sourcing.

He has more than 18 years’ experience spanning a number of sectors including aerospace engineering, manufacturing, professional services and corporate functions such as HR, finance and procurement. He began his recruitment career in MRI / Humana, a niche executive search specialist, in 1996. In 2000 he moved in-house to head-hunt a new management team for Manpower, and then led a complete transformation of the recruitment process at Rolls-Royce plc. He then joined BDO Stoy Hayward to head up its Resourcing team, before moving to Proxima in 2009.

Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, as well as a degree in Geography. Outside of work he has two teenage sons, is a long-suffering Newcastle United supporter and is a keen walker.

Sharmina August Research Consultant

Sharmina August - Research Consultant

Sharmina graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc in Sociology with Quantitative Methods, before pursuing an MSc in Applied Quantitative Methods. Such was her success, she was subsequently asked to join the MMU staff as an Associate Lecturer for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

Sharmina has an extensive experience of work at both junior and senior levels which has given her a profound understanding of precisely what clients are looking for in prospective candidates, both on a personal and a professional level. This, combined with her knowledge of data analysis and research processes has enabled her to bring a fresh perspective to the company’s already formidable industry capacities. Outside of the workplace, Sharmina enjoys science fiction and cats.