Our fabulous support team

Alison Beal - Office Manager / PA

What's my background?

Declining a post at the Northern College of Music in Manchester led me down the path of working for the same accountancy firm for the past 29 years! Initially starting as a trainee PA, I found myself working for one of the senior partners six months later. The firm's growth led to my further diversifying into HR around 14 years ago and attaining the CIPD qualification. Around five years ago, I was promoted to HR manager, primarily being responsible for recruiting and supporting a range of trainees (graduates, apprentices and placement students) through their professional accountancy and tax qualifications, as well as assisting wider colleagues and partners with the usual range of employment queries and conundrums.

What do I do at Gradconsult?

As PA/Office Manager I deal with all of the back-office and routine tasks associated with growing a busy thriving company (from financials to diary co-ordination and event management), which frees up my teammates to do even more amazing and awesome client work. This has the added bonus of giving Rebecca time to actually sleep at night!

Life loves

  • Family and friends
  • Wine and cocktails
  • Horses
  • Travel

Pet peeves

  • Poor grammar
  • Bad manners
  • Terrible driving

Get in touch

T: 0114 221 0242

M: 07378 839786

E: alison@gradconsult.co.uk



Ollie Tarrant - Project Coordinator

What’s my background?

I graduated in Law from the University of Sheffield in July 2017. I joined Gradconsult in October 2017, and while it was a slightly unusual route, I am delighted to have found the company and to be working here. At University, I worked as part of the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, helping to investigate claims of innocence from convicted criminals. I have worked in a number of customer service roles both before and after University, and am keen to explore the world of graduate recruitment.

What do I do at Gradconsult?

I am a Project Coordinator, assisting the consultants with a variety of tasks. These include competitor analysis research, data analysis, some delivery work on behalf of clients, presentation design, and internal administrative work, amongst other jobs. I am thoroughly enjoying learning more about our sector and working alongside industry experts every day.

Life loves

  • Cooking (and eating!)
  • Watching sports, particularly American Football, Rugby and Cricket
  • Quoting Gavin and Stacey, The Office & Peep Show
  • Jazzy shirts

Pet peeves

  • Overpriced restaurants
  • People who take themselves seriously
  • The phrase "giving 110%"


Get in touch

T: 0114 221 0242

M: 07429 839 910

E: oliver@gradconsult.co.uk



Ned - Head of Employee Wellbeing

Woof! I’m Ned and I'm responsible for making sure the Gradconsult team are feeling paw-some. I make sure to say a friendly hello to all of my colleagues each morning, and I give them cuddles if they are having a ruff day. 

My background is in training and development – I trained my human to give me chicken whenever I sit down (pretty impressive, I know). I’m now responsible for the important task of faxing and regularly fax Shackleton (Kylie’s cat) about big graduate recruiters like Bark-lays and Purrr-kbox.

Life loves

  • Walkies
  • Gabi, my human
  • Socks
  • Cuddles
  • Growling at Donald Trump on TV

Pet peeves

  • CATS! (apart from Shackleton, he's ok)
  • Dog biscuits
  • Wearing my raincoat