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Jeanette Barrowcliffe

Finance Director, Meridian Business Support

Jeanette Barrowcliffe, a qualified accountant who trained with EY, joined Meridian Business Support, one of the largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies in the UK, in June 1997.  She was appointed as FD in 2003 and was part of the MBO team in 2005.  Working closely with the CEO, executive team, operations, and support services she aids the strategic direction and organisation of Meridian and has been integral in its growth over the years.  In addition, Jeanette directly leads all of the Support Service teams which have continued to improve the financial controls and management information for the business.  Her teams are motivated, proactive and award winning.

A natural leader with an incredible skill in recognising the opportunities and drivers that shape recruitment in the UK, she understands what success looks like and more importantly knows what’s needed to be done to achieve it.

In addition to being the FD for Meridian, Jeanette is on the Board of the REC, the largest trade body for the recruitment sector & is a Trustee for Walsingham Support, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities.  Previously, Jeanette was a Parent Governor of a Primary School for eight years.