We are delighted to announce that Karen Ovenden has been officially appointed as Joint Managing Director at Hireserve.

Hireserve was established in 1997 by co-founders Jeremy and Karen Ovenden. It was ten years later, with a strong range of clients and a growing reputation, that Karen and Jeremy hired their first members of staff and moved into office premises.

Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength, developing valuable partnerships, expanding into new territories and producing impressive results year-on-year. Fundamental to this success has been Karen. Initially stepping in to support Jeremy with some of the operational aspects, her role has expanded inordinately over the last few years. Previously Operations Director, Karen oversees all elements of the day-to-day running of the business and sets the strategic direction and longer-term objectives. Her role encompasses everything from HR, Finance and Marketing, to partnerships and business development.

“This business would not be where it is today without Karen. It is she who has the vision, the drive and the ideas to continue building Hireserve – developing new relationships, recruiting new team members and exploring new opportunities. We are a real partnership and I am exceptionally proud to announce her rightful position as Joint MD today.”

-Jeremy Ovenden, Joint Managing Director

“Jeremy and I are such a strong team; we complement each other’s strengths and together I am so proud of what we have achieved with Hireserve. On both a personal and professional level I am delighted to be recognised as Joint MD, and look forward to continuing to strengthen and drive forward this business of ours.

-Karen Ovenden, Joint Managing Director

Hireserve started life as an idea at the kitchen table. Fast-forward 22 years and it is now a thriving Applicant Tracking Software provider, working with a diverse range of clients across the globe.

To find out more about our story, click here, or to meet the rest of our fantastic team, head over to Say Hello to the Team.

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Tristan Potter

From recruitment into central government, to financial services and the charitable sector, Leah has worked across many industries in her wide ranging career! Now working as Hireserve's Senior Marketing Executive, Leah covers all things marketing - from maintaining our social media channels to managing logistics for events across the country.