Meet the Team


Andrew Townsin 

Technical - Sales & Operations Senior Consultant

Andrew is a vastly experienced consultant who began his Recruitment career in 2000.  Specialising in servicing technical industries (engineering, manufacturing, construction, IT, electronics, electrical, oil & gas, OEM’s, etc.)

Andrew is committed to understanding Client’s and their requirements providing them with a full array of staff from Director to shop-floor level.  He is a self-confessed luddite but his honest approach and phobia for letting people down means that he continues to be a successful and passionate recruiter who we are proud to have as a member of our team.

Favourite things:

Book: Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag, Robin Hobb’s Farseer series, The Poet by Michael Connelly, The Aftermath by Peter Robinson, Linseed Oil and Fish Paste by Mark Bussell BUT the best book ever written is Playground of the Gods by Ian Stafford
Film: Tequila Sunrise
Food: Tapas, or my friend in Canada Dave’s BBQ ribs
Song: The Saturday Boy by Billy Bragg
TV Programme: West Wing
Word: Transubstantiation
Colour: Navy Blue
Place in the World: British Columbia
Sport: Cricket of course.  Any other answer is simply wrong


Stephen Melvin

H&S, Compliance & Construction Senior Consultant

Stephen has a wealth of knowledge in Safety in compliance. Before entering the recruitment industry, Stephen worked in safety management roles for Joules, Matalan and Asda.  Holding his NEBOSH General and Fire Certificates, Stephen knows this  sector very well and will work with you to understand your needs and any special requirements your company or industry needs.

Since moving into Recruitment, Stephen has worked in both technical and general markets and now he heads up our Compliance and Construction desk, using his knowledge and experience when assessing candidate suitability and will only put forward applicants who have the skills required to make them an asset to your company.

Favourite things:

Book: Anything by Roald Dahl
Film: This Is Spinal Tap
Food: Roast beef dinner
Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
TV Programme: The Office
Word: Superfluous
Colour: White
Place in the World: Las Vegas
Sport: Football


Calum Thomson

Managing Director

Calum has been the Co-Owner of Mana Resourcing since 2007. Previously, Calum had worked at Yell as an Account Executive for almost four years.  He is a very hands-on Director, leading the Mana Resourcing team in addition to looking after commercial sales, office, and IT positions for clients.

Favourite things:

Book: Dreams of Leaving by Rupert Thomson
Film: The Godfather Part 2
Food: Curry
Song: She Bangs The Drum – The Stone Roses
TV Programme: Cheers
Word: Yes
Colour: Red
Place in the World: Northumberland
Sport: Tennis


Alistair Nottingham

Managing Director

Alistair's experience has always been in sales, from his first role selling mobile phones, working through advertising sales at EMAP (now Bauer Media) and then setting up with his own business as an agency selling Outdoor and Ski goods to the trade.  Alistair returned to media sales with Yell.com where he met his current co-owner Calum (above).  Alistair's role at Mana has developed from being a hands-on Consultant to taking responsibility of accounts, budgets, marketing, buying, trouble-shooting and running the Education Team.

Favourite things:

Book: Tycoon by Peter Jones.
Film:
Taken, Man on Fire and Equalizer.
Food:
Indian although I will try anything!
Song:
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Levellers.
TV Programme:
Odyssey - highly recommend watching.
Word: Ethereal.
Colour: Purple.
Place in the World: 
Dubai. UK - York and Edinburgh.
Sport:
Gym. My kid's playing football or trampolining.