Meet The Team


Embark Recruitment was developed in response to an industry wide lack of resourcing opportunities for the multitude of excellent, skilled, hard working individuals who have developed their careers in the Plant and Tool Hire sector. Generalist recruiters lacked the knowledge and precision required to place the right candidate in front of the appropriate employer meaning both client and candidate were faced with lengthy recruitment processes or long lists of unsuitable clients.

Focused on finding the right person with the right skills in the right place, Embark Recruitment work tirelessly to ensure that we help you to find, recruit and retain the very best people for your business.

Below you will find a brief introduction to the members of the team. For more information, please click the LinkedIn buttons at the bottom of the page

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Dave Irons


As an experienced people manager, Dave spent most of his career developing highly successful teams to deliver great results within the Plant and Tool Hire Industry. Launching Embark Group and then Embark Recruitment in 2007 out of a frustration with the recruitment process for finding good, reliable staff, Dave has been fundamental in positioning Embark Recruitment as the leading provider of great people and business support services specifically to the Plant and Tool Hire Industry.

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Deborah Irons


Heavily involved in the back office and IT side of Embark Recruitment, Deborah’s passion for recruitment developed following a motivation to help employees realise their future career ambitions. She is focused on ensuring that Embark Recruitment answers the staffing needs of clients and candidates alike. Concentrating on digital engagement, website management, networking, resourcing and communications, Deborah also manages the financial side of the business with responsibility for general accounts, credit control and bought ledger. 

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Emma Irons

Recruitment Manager

Having joined Embark Recruitment on an Apprenticeship in 2011, I have come to know my way around the Plant and Tool Hire Industry. I have developed my contact network and have honed the skills involved with aligning the right employer with their perfect candidate.

Working my way up from Recruitment Consultant to Recruitment Manager, I believe I am particularly skilled in really getting to know candidates and seeing what skills they have to offer. This allows me to ensure no time is wasted with inappropriate reviews of CVs or interviews for either the candidate or client. We focus on finding the right people so that employers can recruit and retain the very best people for their business.