Rebecca Simkiss is co-founder and joint managing director of multi-award winning SimkissGuy Recruitment and has spent the last 15 years working in the city as an office support and graduate recruitment specialist.
Rebecca has developed an outstanding reputation across the region as a recruitment expert, supporting countless PLCs, SMEs, growing enterprises, and public and third sector organisations. Rebecca’s extensive portfolio of clients and thousands of candidates verify her drive and passion to offer nothing less than exceptional service to all, and to raise standards in the recruitment industry.
Rebecca is incredibly passionate about promoting Birmingham as a fantastic place to live and work and is a big believer in doing all you can to give back to the city. She is Vice-Chair and Trustee of local charity LoveBrum, Chair of the Regional Advisory Board for The Access Project, a founding board member of West Midlands Women’s Voice and former Chair of BPS Birmingham Future – where during her tenure she created the Future Leadership Development Programme in partnership with Aston Business School. Alongside this Rebecca is a trained Thomas International Personality Profiler, TEDx host, UK Corporate Governance practitioner, and a mentor to a number of young professionals across the city.
Keen to retain talented up and coming professionals in the region, Rebecca regularly delivers talks on aspiration, personal brand and leadership, as well as hosting sessions on CV presentation, effective applications and interview skills for 6th Form, College and University students around the West Midlands.
Rebecca’s awards to date include a Fellowship from Birmingham Metropolitan College in acknowledgment of her contribution to mentoring and 2017 Businesswoman of the Year at the Birmingham Awards. In 2018, Rebecca was a finalist at the IOD Director of the Year Awards in recognition of her commitment to CSR, and in November 2018 was awarded Woman of the Year at the City of Birmingham Business Awards.
A big believer in the value that can be gained from creating positive business connections, Rebecca is the founder of seven successful networking events in the region; including the incredibly popular Colmore Curry Club.