Meet The Team

  • Lee Dempster

    Chief Executive Officer

    "Keeper of the peace"

    Lee has stacks of recruitment industry experience, but would rather talk about his passion for us “soaring like recruitment eagles”. He is twice winner of the Just IT 'Heartbreaker' award – a prize he's convinced has nothing to do with him being the boss.
    020 7655 4605
  • Lewis Fraser

    Managing Director

    “Gladiators, Ready!”

    If JITR was 1990s ITV Show Gladiators - and we like to imagine it is - then Lewis is a cross between Ulrika Jonsson and referee John Anderson. Like Ulrika, enthusiastically shouting encouragement and advice from the side-lines, but like John not afraid to sound his whistle and get involved at the first sign of any unfair play.
    020 7426 9833
  • Joel Needlestone


    "Danger is not my middle name"

    The half-Faroese half-Viking Joel prefers green tea to adventure, but this hasn't stopped him living life to the full. The former junior tennis pro, ex-Volleyball champion (at 5' 10”), and now super-successful team leader, will be retiring at 40.
    020 7426 9831
  • Ben Domican

    Talent Partner

    “Talent Seeker”

    New father Ben is JITR’s talent hunter. He claims a Celtish heritage yet is a West Ham fan whose first ever job was selling fruit and veg outside Stockwell tube station! However he sounds nothing like Danny Dyer. Not at all. Not even a bit.
    020 7426 9819
  • Alex Porter

    Senior Research Consultant

    "Charity bake-off champion"

    Small but mighty Alex grew up on a farm and is handy with a shotgun – just so you know. She thrives on making people happy; sometimes by sourcing top candidates, and sometimes by baking unbelievable cakes. White chocolate pancake-stack cake anyone?
    020 3540 9425
  • Rylan Blackmore

    Recruitment Consultant

    "I'll have a 'P' please Bob!"

    Rylan's first contact with Just IT Recruitment was as an IT candidate. He enjoyed the experience so much that he left IT and joined our recruitment team. Rylan's claim to fame is a good one. He's the grandson of Blockbuster's host Bob Holness.
    020 7426 9816
  • Sonia Bhambra

    Senior Recruitment Consultant

    "The unbreakable smile"

    Sonia has an upbeat way of getting things done. Just ask her husband. She met, got engaged, married, and become pregnant all within the year. So just imagine what she could do for your recruitment requirements.
    020 7426 9844
  • Emman Ntombura

    Senior Recruitment Consultant

    "Don't make me laugh"

    Emmanuel is the life and soul of Just IT. He also has the honour of being the most squat-lifted member of the team (current record 48). Just please – don't make him laugh.
    020 7426 9817
  • James Davis

    Team Leader

    “The poodle”

    James is known as “The Poodle” for his curly locks and french connection. Although his ability to hunt out brilliant candidates makes us think he is perhaps closer to a ‘Labradoodle’ or maybe a ‘Cockapoo’
    020 7426 9813
  • Daniel Oldfield

    Senior Recruitment Consultant


    From his complexion you may think we keep Dan locked in the office. He’s allowed out – we promise. As former Essex basketball champion, we could create a link between shooting hoops and being brilliant at junior level recruitment – but we can’t think of one.
    020 3540 9429
  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Group Financial Manager

    “Let me know by close of business”

    Becky is the controller of the Just IT Recruitment finances. 5 years ago she went around the world to find herself, and shortly after found us. She hasn’t moved since. Her favourite number is seven.
    020 7426 9838
  • Sophie Socrates

    Research Consultant

    "Tea please"

    Tea and food enthusiast Sophie is a wonderful blend of Malaysian and North Devon with a true talent for finding great candidates. With a degree in English literature and creative writing, we are pretty sure that this write-up would have been much better if she had done it.
    020 3096 6763
  • Rebecca Hooker

    Team Leader

    "Watch your language"

    Rebecca knows how to really look after important candidates. Before joining Just IT, she spent six years recruiting speech and language therapists for the NHS. When we are looking for the best new people to join Just IT, Rebecca is our first port of call.
    020 3750 2147
  • Rae MacKenzie

    Research Consultant

    "DM Me"

    If you really want to know about Rae and her skill for sourcing great developers, then don’t read this. Jump onto Instagram, or Twitter, or Facebook, or LinkedIn, or even Google Plus and you’ll find a network of tech talent larger than the Matrix. You’ll also find photos of a wide variety of cocktails, some of them actually in focus.
    0207 655 4613
  • Rob Smith

    Recruitment Consultant


    There are many different sides to Rob. At work, he is the smooth and smartly suited business professional with years of Recruitment experience. At home, he is a Starwars and Marvel loving, guitar-thumping rock enthusiastic and mean hockey player. Dress-down Friday is when worlds’ collide.
    0207 655 4611
  • Kevin Hunter

    Team Leader

    "The Gentle Giant"

    Kevin likes the finer things in life – which is why he joined JITR! The well-travelled Canadian lived the millionaire lifestyle in Dubai for 3 years before coming back to London and walking through our doors. When we found out that he was once a chef of course we welcomed him with open arms!
    020 3750 2146
  • Connor Mercer

    Recruitment Consultant

    "The Charmer"

    The baby and notorious charmer of JITR came as an Apprentice from Just IT but we poached him for our own! Connor is always up for a laugh and even has the odd funny joke himself. His main passion is football but sadly he supports Brighton and Hove Albion - the less said about that the better.
    020 3146 4313
  • Su-Lyn Chow-Seegoolam

    Research Consultant

    "Yorkshire Bred"

    Originally from Scarborough, Su – Lyn is half-Malaysian, half-Mauritian and brings Northern soul to the office. Su-Lyn wanted to kick-start her recruiting career and came to us to pursue her dream. With a brown belt in Wing Chun Kung Fu, she is not a woman to be messed with!
    020 7426 9848
  • Richa Patel

    Research Consultant

    "Girl racer"

    If you’re looking to steer your career in a new direction, you’ll find Richa infinitely patient, kind and professional. However when responsible for steering a car, it’s a very different story. Friends, family and co-workers all refuse to be passengers and not just because of the music selection . . . or the singing.
    0203 540 9439
  • Meena Kingra

    Recruitment Consultant

    "The Glamour Queen"

    Meena is a woman of many talents, with a background specialising in IT recruitment as well as being a qualified make-up artist. The pages of her passport are filling up fast as she loves to travel. Meena brings her fun personality to the team, but more importantly her talent to make us all look aesthetically pleasing!
    0207 655 4609
  • Simon Perriton

    Founder and Chairman

    “Because it’s all about being Happy!”

    Simon is obsessional about helping people and businesses reach their full potential. He is a firm believer that happy people lead to happy customers and make successful businesses – and we are all delighted to help prove him right!
    020 7426 9839
  • Rhianna Beckett

    Operations & Finance Executive

    "Dot the 'i's, cross the 't's"

    Rhianna makes sure we always dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s - very useful when you’re called jitr. With a lifelong passion for music, she’s met many famous singers and had Gabrielle as a babysitter; clearly Dreams Can Come True. Even though the jokes have worn thin over the last 10 years, we still made her hold this umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh.
    0207 426 9827
  • Abigail Atta-Panin

    Operations & Finance Executive

    “Law and Order”

    ‘Loud and lively’ Abi has 5 years experience working at the London Court of International Arbitration so is the queen of compliance and organisation. Don’t believe us? Just ask her three sons - DJ, CJ and PJ. Rumours she recently replaced their toy boxes with bright blue filing cabinets are apparently completely unfounded.
    020 3096 6762
  • Ecaterina Axintoi

    Research Consultant

    "Stay Curious"

    Some of us like to watch Netflix in our spare time. Kate prefers reading - a lot. Her favourite topics include human psychology, body language and brain science so it is very possible that working at JITR is just part of a giant social study or research to achieve her greatest ambition - 15 minutes on the TEDx stage.
    020 7655 4675
  • Walter Holder

    Recruitment Consultant


    Cool-headed Walter has years of experience helping people find their amazing in every corner of the world - from South Africa to Alaska, the Caribbean, Poland and London. However as an avid sci-fi fan, we all know he won’t truly be happy until he places his first Starfleet officer.
    020 7655 4604

Our relationship with Just IT Training and Apprenticeships provides us with exclusive access to a skilled pool of candidates ranging from entry level, through to £80k +. These are candidates we have personally sourced, trained and built lasting relationships with, often over many years.

Alongside this exclusive talent pool, our reputation and skills as a leading London IT specialist allows us to attract and engage the very best candidates from the open market through proactive sourcing, referrals and recommendations.

The overall result is access to an unrivalled selection of high quality, motivated candidates for our clients and their senior, contract or entry-Level IT positions.