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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!

Melanie Dean

Branch Manager

After working as a PA for many years within the Property sector, Melanie began her career in the Recruitment Industry in 2002 and over the last 17 years has specialised in Contact Centre and Volume recruitment, Office Support and Business Operations, Logistics & Supply Chain and Business Support and Operations within Education. Melanie joined CLD as Branch Manager in 2018 with the vision to develop and grow the business and strengthen the team whilst also covering the Logistics and Supply Chain sector across Yorkshire. Melanie brings with her a wealth of experience and contacts from her extensive recruitment career, and now takes great pride that a number of her longstanding candidates have now become regular clients and firm friends. Did you know? Melanie has played violin at the Leeds Civic Hall for HRH Princess Anne.

Nicola Yule

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Nicola has been with CLD Recruitment since April 2014, when she relocated from Scarborough to Leeds. Nicola has a strong B2B & B2C sales background, so she’s brilliant at understanding client needs and quickly building strong relationships. Nicola specialises in property recruitment in its entirety, ranging from estate agent recruitment and investment property right through to architects, facilities management and block management. Nicola also looks after the wealth management sector here at CLD Recruitment (including wealth management assistant jobs, manager and director jobs) and any commercial roles (including commercial assistant jobs and commercial manager jobs), both temporary and permanent. 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 Parry

Recruitment Consultant

Kim joins the CLD Family in October 2019 as a Trainee Consultant to support and work alongside our High Volume Division covering all manner of Customer Support, Administration and Analytical roles across West Yorkshire. When Kim’s not working hard to fill assessment centres and urgent temporary requirements you’ll find her in the gym.

Philippa Priestley

Recruitment Consultant

Philippa joined the CLD team in November 2019 working within our permanent division, running the Supply Chain/ Manufacturing Division and also supporting High Volume Financial Services Clients. 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.

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