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

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 and marketing 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 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.
Taken, Man on Fire and Equalizer.
Indian although I will try anything!
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.
Gym. My kid's playing football or trampolining.

Maria Cadwallader

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Maria has worked at Mana since 2016 and has over 25 years worth of recruitment experience as well as senior operational management based experience too. Maria puts pride in her work, stating that she still gets a thrill from finding the right candidate for the right role.

Favourite things:

Book: Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens.
The Money Pit
Food: Curry
Song: The Snake - Al Wilson
TV Programme: Luther
Word: Discombobulate; not really, they won't allow me to put swear words on here :-)
Colour: Green.
Place in the World: Home
Sport: There is more sport in a table than me, but I do love theatre darling!