An expert panel of judges will select a shortlist for the s1jobs Recruitment Awards, which will take place on Thursday, 9th April, 2020.


Gavin Mochan

Managing Director, s1


A highly experienced business leader fixated on creating customer and shareholder value. With over 20 years’ experience in the online recruitment advertising industry Gavin is renowned for his unwavering passion and dogged determination to continually innovate. Alongside his teams, Gavin has been a credible advisor to Enterprise & SME firms both locally and internationally. Since joining s1 he has accelerated growth and has the responsibility of planning and implementing the business strategy. Above all he is passionate about all things recruitment.


Matt Alder

Recruiting Futures


Matt Alder is a strategic consultant focusing on innovation and technology in HR and Talent Acquisition. He is the host of Recruiting Future, one of the world's most popular talent acquisition podcasts; and, over the last 20 years, has built a reputation as a global thought leader, working with employers to optimize their digital strategies. He is the author of two books ‘Exceptional Talent’ (Kogan Page, 2017) and ‘Digital Talent’ (Kogan Page, 2022) and has delivered keynote speeches at industry events in 17 countries.

Steve Haggerty

Viz Career Digital


Steve is an experienced Chairperson with a demonstrable history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. He is currently the Chairman of Munro Consulting and an NED with VizCareer Digital Ltd. He is skilled in Recruitment Technology, HR Consulting, Coaching, Executive Search, and Culture Change. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Glasgow, is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Chris Peace

Peace Recruitment Group


Owner and Managing Director of the Peace Recruitment Group for over 13 years and a 'well kent face' in the Scottish construction, property and engineering sector.

Scott Miller

Badenoch + Clark


Scott is the leader of the Scotland Badenoch + Clark team and a member of the Badenoch + Clark UK Board.  He has over 20 years' recruitment experience and acts as a consultant and project manager for many high-profile public and private sector campaigns from senior management to board level. Scott prides himself on using creative tools to deliver a bespoke recruitment service in the UK market. He is confident that his approach can reach across many sectors and technical disciplines and he has a large network in the UK and globally.  Scott is regularly invited to comment on executive employment trends and speak at executive events, advising candidates and clients on best practice.

Simone Lockhart

Taranata Group


Simone is currently the Group Commercial Director for the Taranata Group, a group of professional services firms including companies Change Recruitment, Head Resourcing, Head Medical, Rawmarsh and Hanya Partners. With over 30 years’ experience of working in recruitment, Simone has worked with a large number of employer organisations to help develop their talent strategies and has built expert teams across a broad range of skills, sectors and geographies to deliver some of the most high-profile recruitment campaigns in the country. Hugely passionate about our industry, Simone loves nothing more than bringing people together to collaborate and to share their ideas, knowledge and expertise with all within her network. Currently a columnist for The Herald on all things recruitment and people related, Simone has also been recognised with numerous awards for her involvement in helping build careers across both the corporate and 3rd sectors. Simone was previously the Managing Director – Scotland for Search Consultancy and also worked in-house as Director of Resourcing for Barclays, based in Glasgow. She is also currently Chair of the Local Employer Board of Career Ready in Glasgow & the West and sits as part of their Scottish Authority Board supporting Scottish Young People into the World of Work.

Steve White

Calgary Communications


Steve cut his advertising and marketing teeth in four big agencies before starting Calgary with his business partner Jennifer Millar, and has seen attraction technology develop from hot metal to digital and iPhones. And been at the front end of that transformation. As a student of behaviour and what creates it, Steve has a core belief in the power of brand to inspire and influence people. Applying that equally to people and businesses has been a career mission. And he's still curious - you should see his collection of books and articles. When he's not thinking about clients you'll find him in his workshop or his garden.

Stephen O'Donnell



Stephen O’Donnell has been in the recruitment sector since 1987, initially owning and running recruitment firms in Glasgow, and working specifically in the online field since 2000 when he founded the National Online Recruitment Awards. Stephen has helped launch a number of recruiting technology start-ups launch into the UK and Europe, and has always been an advocate for better candidate experience, and greater transparency in the hiring process.

Jacqui Hepburn

NHS 24


Jacqueline Hepburn joined NHS 24 as Director of Workforce in September 2021 and is responsible for developing effective Workforce strategies in a national organisation to meet the distinct needs of the NHS Board. As the Strategic Lead, Jacqueline is responsible for all workforce related matters, developing, shaping, driving and supporting all aspects of the NHS 24 Board and Executive Management Team Corporate Organisational Development and Workforce Strategies. Jacqueline had previously worked at ScotRail as Head of Organisational Development and became Human Resources Director before being seconded to Abellio Transport Holdings Ltd as UK Head of Organisational Effectiveness in July 2019 where she was responsible for strategy and the delivery of strategic programmes across six Operating Companies and 17,500 employees. Jacqueline has more than 20 years’ experience leading HR and learning and development teams across the UK and Europe. Prior to joining NHS 24 Jacqueline worked across the private, public and third sectors. She was a Director at Flybe, UK Director for the Alliance of Sector Skills Councils, and Deputy Chief Executive of the Wise Group.

Wendy McDougall

Chief Fish


Listed as one of the UK’s topmost innovative women by recruiter magazine 2021. Wendy has been making waves and influencing the recruitment technology space for almost two decades. Once a top-performing recruiter and recruitment business owner, Wendy moved into the tech space over ten years ago. Her company, Firefish Software, is a high growth recruitment software that combines your recruitment CRM and marketing activities enabling recruitment teams to change the way they recruit forever.