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The Futures Family

The Futures family began trading over 25 years ago and we’ve grown to a thriving team of 45. We’re proud of our family culture built on respect, team work and shared goals.

Our diverse team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We’re real, trustworthy, hard-working and dedicated to achieving the best results for you.



Meet the Team

Chris Griffin

Chris is the Divisional Manager for the Manufacturing team. He heads up a team of 10
Consultants and Resourcers specialising in their own niche areas of the manufacturing industry. Outside of that he has a keen interest in all things electronics and still retains billing relationships with electronics related clients.

Hobbies include things that, believe it or not, are even more stereotypical than family, friends, music, football and socialising!

Dan Trifunovic

Joining the team back in 2017, Dan is an Engineering Consultant on the Manufacturing team. Futures is Dan’s first taste of recruitment and he has managed to fit in brilliantly. From starting out sourcing good candidates for others, Dan has now built a portfolio of distinguished clients within the world of manufacturing and is quickly becoming the ‘go to’ guy for engineers across Yorkshire.

Outside of work Dan holds several international DJ residencies including Outlook (Croatia) and Boomtown, as well as having several albums released (Spotify: Danny T & Tradesman. If you like reggae, you’ll like Dan!).

David Christie

Well networked, with relationships going back over forty years since going to university in the 60s, David has worked in manufacturing as HR Manager, MD and for the last thirty years, in recruitment. David still remembers computer-less recruitment when it was all about having a great memory.

David works three days a week and when he’s not here at Futures, you can find him out on the golf course or relaxing in some Spanish sunshine.

Jessica Thompson

Jess is the first point of call for new candidates, handling administration and compliance on behalf of the team. With her primary role as a Resourcer she focuses her time on candidate management.

Jess has been part of the Futures family since 2017 and in that time has bought her first home and renovation project, reserving weekends for decorating, family and friends.

Mike Grossbard

Mike’s our ‘go to guy’ for information on manufacturing, an Engineer by trade with over 30 years’ in Recruitment, working with both Blue chips and SMEs, there isn’t much he doesn’t know about manufacturing or the type of people in it. His specialist areas include, High level Technical staff, Sales Managers in Valves, Pumps and Sealing and High volume Manufacturing. Mike has strong market knowledge and an even stronger network of contacts.

Outside of work you'll find him dressing up to attend 40's weekends or chilling to an eclectic mix of tunes from Swing to Heavy Metal. He also likes to dance too only these days the slower the better!

Alex Myers

Alex joined Futures in 2018 after graduating from University with a 2:1 in Business Management. As a Resourcer, predominantly within the electronics industry, you’ll find him networking with a wide range of candidates throughout Yorkshire in order to match the perfect candidate with the position in hand.

In his spare time Alex plays a lot of sport including cricket, football and golf. When he’s not playing cricket he can be found following Leeds United through their ups and downs.

Charlie Rigg

Charlie started with the business in March 2018, after completing an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering. The experience gained through this has been invaluable in helping him build a thorough understanding of client’s recruitment needs. His role involves predominantly assisting Precision Engineering companies with Technical Hires throughout Yorkshire.

Outside of work Charlie enjoys following Liverpool FC and planning his next holiday to visit new places across the world.

Becky Blayney

A part of the Futures team since 2015, Becky is a Resourcer for the Manufacturing team. Her role involves sourcing and selecting candidates for a number of engineering roles within the industry from sales to quality right through to maintenance and all sorts in between. Becky started with Futures as a Consultant, and after leaving on maternity in 2017, has now returned to the team part time after becoming a mum of twin boys which certainly keep her busy on those extra days off!

Connor O’Grady

Joining the team in 2018, Connor is a Resourcer for a variety of industries and roles within the engineering sector. He works with companies at the leading edge of technology in a vast array of markets. As a Law Student about to begin his studies at University, Connor is resourcing with us two days a week.

In his spare time he enjoys playing 5 a side football with his friends and watching the office (US version of course).

Tom Ryan

Graduated with 2:1 in Business in 2003, Tom has 15 years’ experience in providing recruitment and resourcing solutions to the public sector. Tom specialises in social care systems and transformation programmes across adults and children’s services, and currently leads Futures public sector team comprising of 16 Consultants and Resourcers across social care transformation, education leadership and digital transformation. Following rapid success Tom moved from consultant to Director level and has been with Futures 15 years, 12 of which as a Director.

Tom Liptrot

A highly skilled strategist, business leader and expert in his field, Tom took his previous venture, Esprit People, from a two million pound turnover business to seventeen million in just 13 years. At its height Esprit People had fourteen offices across the UK each run by expert recruiters. Following major success of his work at Esprit People, in 2003 Tom moved on to set up Permanent Futures, a specialist recruitment agency with four niche areas of expertise. Tom is responsible for overall strategy, operations and project/contract management and a strong team of 47 highly skilled staff.

Join the Futures Family

Futures is a friendly, forward-thinking and growing recruitment company that’s been around for 25 years. We recognise that it’s our people that make us successful. We’ve created a working environment which celebrates different individual personalities, rewards success, and allows you to make a real difference.