About Lee Narraway
Founder & Managing Director
Sectors: Pulp & Paper, Packaging, Petrochemical, Engineering, Commodities, Tax & Finance, General Management.
Lee established ProCore Solutions in 2007 after gaining over 20 years of hands on experience, predominantly within the Pulp & Paper, Mining and Manufacturing Industries. As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer by nature and profession, Lee applied every aspect of knowledge and experience he had gained throughout his fast-paced, successful career - resulting in a strong, engineering disciplined core focus to the business.
Lee joined Bridgewater Paper Mill as an Apprentice in 1987. Through a quick understanding and hard working ethical nature, Lee worked his way up through the ranks to become the Mill Operations Manager/Superintendent in 2002. Less than a year later, Lee's in-depth knowledge of Business Operations, Man Management Skills and Technically Astute background resulted in recording breaking Production reports of best day, week, month and year in 2003. After departing from Bridgewater in 2005, Lee's next venture was as a Mining Operations Manager at the Largest Salt Mine in the UK, after saying his goodbyes in 2007, he then created ProCore Solutions and became a successful Franchise owner within Antal International.
In the present day as the Founder & Managing Director of ProCore Solutions, Lee oversee's his fantastic team of highly trained intellectual Recruitment Professionals. His own primary area of expertise is, of course, in the Engineering Recruitment sector & Lee is always keen to build on our terrific reputation by consulting with new client’s looking for ideal candidates!
Lee's Favorite Things:
My Wife - Kathryn and My 3 Children
The Usual Boy Stuff - Tanks, Plane's, Car's
Partial to a bit of Bird Watching, after a fast paced day in the office!
Structural Design Technician - Packaging
"Lee contacted me with regards to a position that opened up that matched my skill set. After arranging an interview he talked me through every step of the process and gave me all the tools I needed to prepare and was there to help with any queries I had. He kept me informed and up to date throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend Lee to anyone looking for recruitment help."
Corrugated Packaging Specialist
"Lee is the rarest of people amongst recruiters; he is genuinely able to utilise his network to find the right roles for good people.
Lee quickly established what it was I was looking for in a new role and given his fantastic connections through out my industry was able to sit me in front of my target audience. Being an ex-recruiter myself I have seen so many poor to bad recruiters, who make promises they can never deliver on, I know for sure Lee would not do this.
I would have no hesitation recommending Lee, and look forward to working with him developing my own team."
Territory Sales Manager - Renewable's
"I was very fortunate to have been contacted by Lee regarding a role he was handling. Previous experiences with other recruitment agencies led me to believe they were all the same, no communication and certainly not putting me forward for suitable positions. Lee was very different from the start and installed a lost confidence not only securing interviews but by finally having an offer of employment made to me.
All the way through the process Lee was in constant contact, updating me at every opportunity, his attention to detail and professionalism is outstanding, you really feel that you are the only candidate that he is dealing with.
I would thoroughly recommend Lee and ProCore Solutions Ltd if you are looking for a consultant that actually cares about their candidates."
OHS Manager - Paper
"I know Lee from recruitment process to a paper mill in UK. I can tell that no-one has ever gave me as good instructions and support during recruitment process as Lee did. Even though I didn't speak perfect English, he always supported and encouraged me to go on. I can recommend him as a recruiter and coach."
"Lee and his team supported me during the recruitment process for a new job in the UK. He helped my family and I during our relocation to the UK from Spain. I recommend him very highly and I am pleased to have met him."
About Garth AndresenLead Recruiter
Sectors: A former Aircraft Technician and now a Manufacturing Recruitment Consultant.
Garth has been recruiting within Engineering & Manufacturing for 6 years and loves having technical conversations with people, getting to know them, their business, struggles, goals and potential needs.
He loves to help people find new life-changing opportunities and businesses find the best talent out there! Nothing more, nothing less. "Call me the meat in a sandwich :-D"
Additionally, he has recently submitted my application to become a STEM Ambassador, the goal is to help people build a future within the industry. Volunteer, Network, Mentor and anything within my means. He completed an advanced modern apprenticeship myself so understands the value.
Industry Interests & Further Learning:
Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, IoT, Automation, control systems, AI.
Garth's Favourite Things:
Pool (Central region UK Champ)
Brazilian Jiujitsu (Blue belt)
- Competes in all of the above
Experienced Key Account & New BDM:
"Garth worked with me whilst I have been looking for a new career opportunity. I found Garth a pleasure to work with and extremely professional. He was honest and open about any positions and gave me clear and thorough details with regards to any interviews I was attending. He was very encouraging and always gave very good feedback from the interviews, which is very important You certainly didn't feel like just a number. I would highly recommend Garth and wouldn't hesitate to work with him again."