Karen Silk

Managing Director

Karen is passionate about the recruitment industry and has over 30 years’ experience in our niche markets; engineering and technology. She is particularly interested in encouraging young people to consider a career in engineering. Outside of work every spare moment it spent with her horses, dogs, friends, and family.

Claire Hunter

Managing Consultant

Claire has 15 years recruitment experience, including over 10 years with Capital International. Working as Managing Consultant in the space sector, Claire covers the European market. In her spare time, Claire loves to travel and has been to over 40 countries, spanning 6 continents… only Antarctica remains!

Elle O’Riordan

Recruitment Consultant

Elle discovered her passion for recruitment after graduation and a career in HR recruitment. At Capital Elle is a dedicated Recruitment Consultant, supporting her clients find new talent and helping Space Engineers find roles across Europe. Elle loves travelling and has lived and worked in over 25 countries. She enjoys walking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Olliver Aben

Delivery Consultant

Olli joined Capital early in 2023 following a successful career in car sales. He is excited to have joined the recruitment industry, especially when working in the space sector, and is looking forward to seeing what he can achieve in his role as a Delivery Consultant. Much of his time away from work is spent with his two young sons, or at sea on his kayak.

Jenny Spencer

Finance Manager

Jenny first joined Capital in 2001, and after a brief venture elsewhere in 2005 she returned in 2006 as a Senior Finance Assistant. She primarily looks after Capital’s contractors, making sure they get paid on time. Jenny spends most of her spare time with her family, often being the usual ‘taxi’ driver that most parents are!

Kelly Collett

Finance Assistant

Kelly has been with Capital for over 20 years and has been working in the Finance Department for all that time. She is responsible for maintaining the Purchase Ledger daily, as well as expenses, credit checks and monthly reporting. In her spare time she goes to Zumba and Zumba Strong classes and runs around taking her son to Basketball, she also like to go camping with friends in their campervans!

Sophie Rees

Marketing Manager

Sophie joined the Capital Team in 2017, she is responsible for Capital’s digital presence. Her days are spent managing the Capital website, scheduling posts, and organising marketing campaigns. In her spare time she enjoys working with horses, reading, playing the piano and learning Latin!


Office Dog

Teddy has been a valued member of the Capital Team since June 2017. He spends his days at work chewing toys, playing fetch, sleeping, and having cuddles. In his spare time he enjoys long walks, tennis balls and playing with his much bigger brothers at home.

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