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Sales Recruitment Team

At Certus Sales our people are our greatest asset. We believe a coherent and motivated team of passionate people will always achieve more than a collection of individuals.

The ongoing success and growth of our business is determined by our behaviour as sales recruitment professionals. We have defined these behaviours as:

  • PASSION - Our passion differentiates us from our competition.   
  • ENERGY - We use our natural energy to deliver first-class service .
  • COMMITMENT - We are committed to delivering exceptional results.
  • INTEGRITY - Our ethical approach ensures that we do what we say we are going to do, when we say we are going to do it.
  • FUN - We love what we do.

We are always looking to speak with people who share our beliefs and are looking to join a fast paced, results focused sales recruitment environment.


Justin Byrne - CEO

Justin arrived from Australia in 1994 and quickly found his niche in Sales & Recruitment. He established Certus in January 2001 and remains responsible for the growth and development of the business. Outside work, Justin has a passion for water sports and grabs any opportunity he can to get to his family's holiday home in North Cornwall or to get on a boat and go sailing. Justin is married with three children.

Couldn't do without: Boardshorts
Favourite Holiday Destination: North Cornwall & Greece
Favourite Book: High Fidelity
Favourite Band: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

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James Tompsett - Business Development Director

James joined Certus in June 2004. After several years as the company's top performing recruiter, James has held a number of more strategic positions where he has helped grow the business into the major sales & marketing recruiter it is today. James now holds the position of Business Development Director where he is tasked with winning, retaining and growing key clients across all markets. Outside of work James enjoys Cooking, Wine, Rugby and badly played Golf.

Couldn't do without: Wellies & Mabel the Spaniel
Favourite holiday destination: The Amalfi Coast, Italy
Favourite book: Keith Richards, Life
Favourite band: The Foo Fighters

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Lloyd Stokes - Sales Manager, London

Lloyd has been with Certus for 3 and a half years in total and since returning to the business in 2010 is responsible for heading up the commercial team. Lloyd begun his business to business sales career in 2005 within corporate training before moving into sales recruitment in 2007. Outside of work, when not on the rugby pitch, Lloyd can usually be found in the kitchen whipping up an eight course taster menu for his friends!


Couldn't do without: Rugby
Favourite Holiday Destination: Cornwall
Favourite Book: Any Autobiography
Favourite Band: The Jackson Five

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Martin Evans - Sales Manager, Twyford

Martin has worked at Certus for 4 years, now managing the Twyford Office. Classically French trained, his passion in life is food (with a glass of full bodied red!). He also enjoys numerous competitive sporting and social activities including being a single figure golfer, triathlon and marathon runner. He is also a keen specimen carp angler.

Couldn't do without: IPod
Favourite Holiday Destination: Thailand (Islands)
Favourite Book: The Girl with the dragon tattoo
Favourite Band: Elvis

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Ian Piper - Resource & Operations Manager

After 13 years on the London Recruitment Scene, Ian opted for a change in lifestyle and emigrated to Canada in 2004 - only to realise that there was a still a market in London for his talents. Through the miracles of technology and remote working, Ian remains a key part of the Certus team, overseeing operations and managing online activities.

Couldn't do without: The Internet
Favourite Holiday Destination: Lake Tahoe
Favourite Book: Real Money (James Cramer)
Favourite Band: Cold Play

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