We’ve come a long way since Star began in 2002, yet whilst our breadth of services has grown, we’ve worked hard to maintain our unique, passionate, friendly culture and client-driven focus. Our 'Listen, Tailor, Deliver' ethos is as relevant today as it was back then.
We pride ourselves on being approachable, easy to work with, and we treat client challenges as our own. There’s no ‘secret recipe’ in what we do at Star, just an unrelenting focus on developing bespoke solutions, delivered by the best people, and managed in the best possible way.
We continually invest in developing our services to support our clients make an impact – no matter the brand challenge. We underpin our projects with cutting-edge data, analytics, and technology that enables teams to be the best they can be. Whether video interviewing candidates or delivering multi-channel calls to payers, this approach is central in helping our clients master the art of NHS engagement and make an impact in an increasingly competitive environment.
For our candidates, we know how important it is that we offer the very best support in helping you find that perfect role. Our experienced and friendly consultants will dedicate the time to really get to know you; what you want and don’t want, and your motivations. When you put your faith in Star’s ability to find the perfect role working for a company you’ll love – we will deliver for you!
In 2015 Star was acquired by Uniphar PLC, a €1 billion company offering end-to-end product support through three divisions – Supply Chain, Life Cycle Management, and Clinical Commercial. So while we’re not quite the corporate behemoth, we do benefit from significant infrastructure, investment and access to group services that help us make a genuine impact for our clients.
Dave is a real advocate for what we stand for at Star. He believes that if you can get the best people, give them great support and make them accountable, then you’ll deliver better sales.
After gaining a degree in Law while enjoying life to the max, Dave has now spent over 25 years in the industry developing people to be the best they can be and achieving results for clients.
For Dave, a great day is when a Star team makes a sales impact for a client, when a Star recruiter places the perfect candidate in a fantastic position, and when a horse tip he has been given wins!
After obtaining a Management Science Degree from Keele University, Ryan worked in a number of commercial Pharma roles for over 20 years. He joined Star in 2016 after jumping at the chance to help build a commercial outsourcing business that is both enjoyable to work with, and delivers genuine commercial impact.
Ryan loves to navigate complexity, reduce ambiguity and help to deliver growth for our clients, all underpinned by recognising the changing healthcare landscape. When he's not working, he makes the most of his coastal location by surfing most weekends, and has developed a thick skin in his role as a rugby referee.
As Operations Director, Mark is driven to deliver excellence, and puts positive and rewarding client relationships at the forefront of everything he does. He recognises that Star's people and their development is at the core of what makes us unique and works to harness this talent every day, whilst maintaining process and building frameworks that allow the business to go from strength to strength.
Mark built his commercial expertise within the telecommunications industry and brings his organisational flair and attention to detail to help Star's teams achieve their goals. Outside of the office, he has a new-found love of running and the perspective it gives to everyday life.
Rachel has over 18 years’ experience working in pharma and healthcare recruitment, with a history of setting up and managing entire recruitment functions as well as working as a First Line Manager for contract teams.
She has successfully project-managed some of the largest recruitment team builds in the industry and is proud of how these teams have performed and developed to ensure patients receive the best treatment and care.
In her spare time, Rachel is a member of Rock Choir and has performed in some of the UK’s most famous venues, including the O2 Arena and the Globe Theatre, to raise money for charity. Rachel also volunteers as a Business Mentor at Dove House Post 16, working with autistic teenagers to help them transition into paid employment.
Having joined Star in 2005, Kate has seen the business grow from eight to over 300 employees. She works with her team to support Head Office and all of our teams out on the road, and is one the key reasons behind why Star is such a fantastic place to work.
Kate has not only introduced a number of work-life balance initiatives, but she also helped Star achieve Gold standard in 'Investors In People', and is currently working hard towards the company achieving the Platinum standard.
A graduate in Law, she is a lover of lists and making plans, and since joining Star has completed her CIM, CIPID Level 5, and MCIPD qualifications. When she isn’t working, Kate can usually be found planning her next adventures with her family in their 1970s campervan.
Lucy is one of Star's co-founders and specialises in strategic direction, new business development, and customer focus. She works closely with clients to understand their challenges, and then energises the management team to create bespoke solutions that make an impact.
A Business graduate of Sheffield University, Lucy worked her way up at Procter & Gamble before winning the National Sales Manager role in Ireland. She met Tim Webster in the early noughties and returned to the UK to found Star with him, never looking back.
Lucy is fascinated by personal development and is qualified in various personal insight techniques, using her knowledge to optimise Star and client performance.
Star is part of the Uniphar Group, a leading wholesaler and service provider for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in Ireland, with a turnover in excess of €1.2bn.