Meet the Team

At Eyespy we’re a friendly, down-to-earth team. We believe in forging strong relationships with both candidates and clients. The better we know you, the more effective we are. Our expert team of recruiters possess extensive experience across iGaming, Digital, Finance and Legal. Find out more about these marvellous EyeSpyers and what makes them so marvellous…

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Emma Clayton-Wright
Founder, Managing Director
Jo Sykes
Founder, Director of Talent Acquisition
Emily Bridger
Associate Director
Rachael Glover
Operations Manager
Jacques Abeng-Essamba
Language Recruitment Lead
Jo Sykes
Founder, Director of Talent Acquisition
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Born in Leamington Spa and a former journalist, Jo is one of the founding partners. She graduated with BA Hons in Journalism from Lincoln University in 2004 and began a career as a trainee journalist for a regional UK newspaper group; progressing quickly to become a Deputy Editor. Her stint in journalism was varied and challenging, honing her communication skills and ability to engage with all kinds of people. She has a lot of interesting stories to tell as a result!

In 2008,she left journalism to found a successful PR consultancy, EyeSpy Media, and ran a small team securing national and regional press coverage on behalf of blue chip companies and the private health sector.

In January 2010, Jo sold her media business and joined forces with her sister, Emma Clayton-Wright to found EyeSpy Recruitment. Since then, Jo has been dedicated to realising their joint vision of building aninternational boutique agency based on their founding principles: honesty, integrity and trust.

She leads targeted headhunting services for senior and executive hires for FTSE businesses, SMEs and high-growth start-ups in the UK, across Europe and in the US. Jo has an exceptional ability to understand a client’s requirements and deliver senior candidates who go on to become catalysts of change within a department or organisation.

When she’s not working hard, Jo loves to travel whenever possible and hang out with her  small herd of animals!

Likes:

A sea view
Literature
Wine
Laughter
Calamari

Dislikes:

Pessimism
Rum
Failure
White chocolate
Mould

We continually demonstrate our dedication by exceeding our clients’ expectations each and every time we work together.