Smile, you’ve found us!

The CLD Recruitment (Leeds) Ltd, Recruitment Agency / Business, Yorkshire team has a combined 35 years’ experience as recruiters. We have established relationships with some of the region’s biggest professional services and legal services firms, and are trusted by the likes of DAC Beachcroft, Walker Morris, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Manning Stainton and Capita to manage their recruitment needs.

Clare Miles


After working for a leading law firm in Leeds within HR, Clare joined the Recruitment Agency industry in 1998 and in 2002 established CLD Recruitment. As well as running the business Clare also has a hands on approach and still runs a desk. She mainly focuses on recruiting for a wide range of roles within the legal industry, dealing with the same clients and candidates for over 20 years! Clare’s passion and drive, along with the help of her brilliant team, have enabled CLD Recruitment to go from strength to strength. Did you know? Clare turned down several interview requests from the BBC 1 programme, The Apprentice!

Nicola Yule

Associate Director

Nicola has been with CLD Recruitment since April 2014, when she relocated from Scarborough to Leeds. In 2024 Nicola was promoted to Associate Director where she plays a pivotal role in the business, working closely with our Director to grow the CLD brand and leading our experienced team of consultants. Alongside the day to day running of the branch Nicola partners with key clients providing comprehensive recruitment solutions for all senior level appointments. Did you know? Nicola was born on Christmas Eve and her full name is Nicola Carol Yule.

Bethany Appleby

Recruitment Consultant

Having gained excellent experience working within the legal sector, Beth took the decision to change her career path and join CLD, an independent professional services recruitment agency. Beth will be developing the legal division alongside Clare and excitingly bringing her specific conveyancing knowledge to the branch. As well as her professional skill set Beth has discovered that she can catch objects falling from a great height, especially pizza!

Kim England

Recruitment Consultant

Meet our dedicated team member, Kim England, who has been an integral part of CLD Recruitment for nearly 5 years. Kim oversees the property division in its entirety. Known for an exceptional ability to grasp clients' needs, she excels in fostering strong relationships. Whether it's managing temporary positions or facilitating permanent placements, Kim is committed to delivering top-notch recruitment solutions with a focus on client & candidate satisfaction and long-term success. Did you know? Following an audition Kim was offered to be a Disney Princess in Disney Land Paris but had to decline due to university.

Philippa Priestley

Recruitment Consultant

Philippa joined the CLD team in November 2019 to run the Accounts & Finance division handling specialist and high volume vacancies. Prior to joining CLD Recruitment, Philippa spent two years loving life in Canada running a number of food outlets within one of the largest tourism attraction in North America. Outside the office you will find Philippa outdoors exploring new places and not taking life too serious.

Shelley Rezaei

Recruitment Consultant

Shelley originally joined the CLD team in 2021 as our Recruitment Resourcer and quickly progressed into a Recruitment Consultant role heading up our Logistics, Transport, Manufacturing & Supply Chain department. Having gained over 20 years’ experience working within the legal & insurance industry, Shelley took a career change into the amazing world of recruitment and aims to find great people great careers! As well as her passion for people, Shelley has a husband & 2 children who are her whole world along with her pooch – Disney. To relax and unwind outside of work Shelley loves spending quality family time, going for long walks and sunny holidays.

Tyler Kelly

Office Coordinator

Tyler joined the CLD team as the Office Coordinator, handling our temporary payroll, accounts, facilities management, social media and providing administrative support to the team. Tyler has over 22 years in various PA, reception and administration roles. Outside the office Tyler spends her not so free time being a mummy to her two boys and likes relaxing whenever possible on holiday and weekend breaks.

Visit our office


CLD Recruitment (Leeds) Ltd
Unit 10
Pavilion Business Park
Royds Hall Road
LS12 6AJ
0113 829 3380