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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.

Sophie Newton

Recruitment Consultant

Sophie joined the Team as an PA / Office Coordinator in May 2017, working closely with Clare during her first year where she developed excellent skills in resourcing for a wide range of vacancies across the board. In 2018 Sophie set up our niche PA, Secretarial and Office Management division covering all manner of associated senior support roles across Yorkshire. Did you know? Sophie made it around Thailand for 1 month without access to social media after losing her phone on the 1st night.

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 skillset Beth has discovered that she can catch objects falling from a great height, especially pizza!

Georgia Rae

Talent Specialist

Georgia “dipped her toe” in the recruitment waters in 2018 when she took on the role of recruiting volume sales staff for a well-known UK fundraiser. In January 2019 Georgia decided to take the plunge fully into recruitment and became a key part of the CLD Family when she came on board to strengthen our Contact Centre and Volume Division in the role of Talent Resourcing Specialist. Within Georgia’s first week she sourced and placed her first candidate and has been filling roles left, right and centre since then! Did you know? Georgia speaks conversational Urdu and Punjabi!

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