In the world of recruitment agencies, where large brands dominate the corporate landscape, Amdas is a partnership of individuals who will treat you as a person whether you are a looking to fill a vacancy or find a job. We are not here to sell you a corporate, end to end solution but can offer our broad and extensive recruitment experience to solve whatever your requirement is, in an efficient, and above all personal manner.

As seasoned recruitment professionals, our wealth of experience covers the fields of accountancy & finance, marketing, project management, human resources, admin & secretarial, plus a dedicated Education division.  We offer a standard, contingent recruitment service or we can discuss specialist resourcing services, tailored to your budget.  You are the client and as such we are happy to transparently break down the recruitment process and price it accordingly, designed to complement your existing internal resource.

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About Amdas 

The background and our future 


Amdas Consultancy Ltd was formed at the height of the last recession by Alex Hillman, Mark Edwards and Daniel Malkoun, the 3 current Directors of the business.  Having worked together previously for many years and armed with their extremely broad knowledge of the recruitment market, extensive database of contacts and a common work ethic, they were confident the business would become a success.  Focusing initially on their key disciplines of Finance, Operations, Support Services and Human Resources, their established clients would offer assignments  away from the normal brief, acknowledging that it was their in-depth company knowledge of the business as much as accurate CV matching that was key to managing a successful recruitment campaign.  These new roles included Sales, Marketing, Events and Hospitality. It was therefore logical that the growth of the Amdas team would be centred around supporting these client needs and we now have experienced industry Consultants working on these vacancies.  A major client of Amdas has been a continually expanding Educational Federation and in 2011 to support our previous work within finance and back office recruitment, Amdas Education was formed to facilitate their needs to resource teaching staff.  Initially a stand-alone role, but as requirements and client folio has grown, so has the team and they are now equipped to recruit across all locations and all teaching roles through to Senior Principals and interim Consultants.  Part of our model has also been to work with likeminded small recruitment businesses, operating in disciplines away from our niche.  This has helped support clients with needs that include IT and Energy Specialisms. We still very much value these relationships with our Associated Services.

The Future


Moving forward as a business, Amdas Consultancy will continue to uphold its core value of excellent customer service to client and candidate alike. We will be sure our expansion is undertaken in a measured way, bringing the right people into the teams, individuals who are looking for long term opportunity, a solid infrastructure and excellent in-house training, this provided by experienced recruiters with decades of experience. We will ensure they are committed to working to our high and exacting standards.  We already operate across a broad area of recruitment disciplines and we will continue to expand our sectors as client needs dictate.  This will be governed by our ability to employ the consultants with relevant skillset or see the strengths of a trainee to work within a certain niche.


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Meet The Team

  • Alex Hillman

    Founding Director

    Alex Hillman

    Alex began his working life in the Mechanical and Engineering arena but after qualifying, the novelty of dirty overalls and dirty fingernails soon wore off.  He moved into a Corporate Business Manager role with Peugeot. The customer service attributes he developed at Peugeot gave him the key skills to make his final career move into Recruitment.

    16 years on Alex has vast experience recruiting for a broad spectrum of businesses, supplying staff in the Human Resources, Training, Head Office Retail and Administration disciplines. 

    He is a fan of all things 80's, although his somewhat bizarre dress sense stems from a combination of eras. Alex hit the mid-life crisis badly and his hobbies/ obsessions include road cycling, skateboarding, playing 5 aside football / support little league football and spending time with his family.  Since co-founding the business, over 6 years ago, his lack of sporting knowledge has improved!

  • Anwar Sandhu

    Head of Education

    Anwar Sandhu

    Anwar Sandhu

    Anwar is a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years' recruitment experience. Having obtained a Law Degree back in 1985, Anwar entered the world of recruitment at a very early age, working his way up to senior management.
    He qualified as a teacher being awarded a PGCE much later on in life and taught in various educational institutions in West London.

    Throughout his recruitment career Anwar has headed up various large teams both in the UK and abroad.

    One of the projects Anwar was in sole charge of was the supply of all personnel to Boots PLC for 5 years.  His philosophy towards recruitment is that it is imperative that the client be supplied with the ideal candidate, and this can only be achieved by a thorough vetting and interviewing procedure.

    He is a family man and a very keen golfer, with keen being the operative word.  His swing has sometimes been described as “Jim Furyk ‘s swing gone wrong”!

  • Christine Smith

    Resourcing Consultant

    Christine Smith

    Christine completed a university degree in English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire, then started to look for a career. After having a short stint as a recruitment consultant, she started a role within a membership’s sales organisation where she worked as a Research Co-ordinator.  She was more or less the assistant to the sales guys and took on added responsibility of invoicing and administration. After nearly two years Christine was thankfully found by Amdas and has now started a career in recruitment as a Resource Consultant/Payroll Administrator and soon to be Social Media expert for the new website!

    Christine is now an invaluable member of the team, in fact, there is a waiting list for her brilliant resourcing services!

    In her spare time she enjoys reading historical novels, writing and loves all things pink, especially jewellery.

  • Daniel Malkoun


    Daniel Malkoun

    Dan was lucky enough to have had an opportunity in his early career to work in many sectors and in many countries, giving him a wider horizon of exposure to different cultures and working practices.  One of the reasons Dan loves recruitment is that he continues to meet and be able to help a diverse range of people.

    Having initially cut his teeth at the sharp end of hospitality and industrial recruitment, Dan now engages with primarily white collar finance and technical recruitment.  He enjoys the challenge of being asked to understand new briefs and requirements which allows him to continue learning in life. 
    Dan believes in researching in depth the background of new circumstances before saying that he can help.  For example, when initially asked to recruit Project Managers, Dan enrolled on the Prince 2 course and qualified to ensure he had a better technical appreciation of the criteria. Coupled with 20 years of 'hands on' delivery experience within the staffing industry, Dan can draw upon an experience bank to solve the trickiest of requests, or provide advice and guidance to meet more realistic expectations.

    His colleagues voted him MD due to his ongoing passion for recruitment and people, desire to strive for the best possible outcome and tenacity.  Dan has learned that the challenges of running a business are both varied and hugely rewarding.  Being a businessman himself gives Dan a unique insight when speaking with other business owners or recruiting clients about their stakeholder expectations of getting it right!

  • Karen Gittins

    Operations Manager

    Karen Gittins

    Joining the world of recruitment in the 80’s enabled Karen to become a seasoned recruiter who has honed her skills in the Media and Events industry.

    Following 18 successful years, Karen decided she needed a new challenge and to broaden her industry sector knowledge. Amdas thankfully found Karen and she has settled in well, bringing on board her own clients as well as developing new relationships.

    Karen still predominately recruits within Marketing, Sales and Communications, having built up an enviable and loyal network within the industry.
    Her down to earth and tenacious nature has helped 100’s of candidates over the years to find the right role; and she is proud to see many of them progress within the same company from entry to senior management level.

    Karen juggles her time being a mum to two teenagers, running a taxi service for them, walking the dog and trying her best to keep herself from looking the wrong side of 50!

  • Luba Turner


    Luba Turner

    Luba moved to the UK in 2008 with an ambition to obtain a highly respected British Education. After studying A-Levels in picturesque Cambridge, Luba moved to busy cosmopolitan London and joined the University of Westminster. Two weeks after graduating with a 2:1 in BA International Relations and French Luba started her career in recruitment and what an adventure it has been! What she likes about recruitment is the constant drive, constant search for something or someone special and constant change.  Moreover, she gets the opportunity to use diplomacy and language skills on daily basis.

    At Amdas Luba mainly specialises in HR & Office Support, however there is not an industry she has not sourced for (i.e. example Finance & Accounts, Project Management, Sales, Hospitality etc.). She is most proud of her ability to build strong relationships with clients as well as the candidates. Luba pays close attention to compliance, honesty and transparency with everyone she works with.
    Outside work Luba mainly enjoys sports. Being a competitive swimmer for 7 years (achieving 3rd place for her Ontario youth team). She now mainly enjoys going to the gym and cycling (anything so as not to use the Underground!)

  • Mark Edwards

    Founding Director

    Mark Edwards

    Mark has now been working in Recruitment for over 25 years predominantly in finance.  He commenced his working life in the scientific research area.  After 4 years he realised this wasn't for him and he spent some time travelling, interspersed with a variety of jobs including waiting at Pontins.  He disputes that his voice was not up to the role of Blue Coat, others certainly do not.  An eye opening temporary role in Borough High Street Job Centre may or may not have led him down his chosen career path.  Mark cut his recruitment teeth in the temporary and interim markets placing temporary staff and interims in a variety of Not-for-Profit, SME's and Blue Chip companies. He prides himself with his consistent delivery, recognising candidates and clients have long memories and if the service is there, they will always come back. He has been recruiting for some key clients for over 18 years.  The trust his clients now have in his ability to deliver has meant that he has successfully managed assignments that include Heads of IT, Senior Campaign Management, HR and Engineering Project Managers. Sports mad, golf is his main passion now but will watch anything else from the armchair (or pub).  Other interests include family time, camping, trivia and playing the guitar very badly when the winter nights don’t allow enough time for a few holes of golf. He is also particularly proud that after 17 years of working with Alex, he has eventually generated some sporting interest in him!

  • Razak Shariff

    Senior Consultant

    Razak Shariff

    Razak has over 10 years’ experience in recruitment since graduating from Thames Valley University in Marketing & Advertising (BA Hons) back in 2000. His experience to date having worked with Listed and Start-up Organisations means he has had hands on exposure as a 360 Recruiter servicing FTSE/ AM listed Corporations through to SME Owner Managed Business across industry sectors such as FMCG / Retail, Professional Services, Media & Market Intelligence through to Technology. His disciplines rest mainly within Accountancy & Finance, meaning Razak has built up a strong presence with Part Qualified & Qualified Accountants across London & Europe. His expertise in this arena positions him well with Finance Directors, Financial Controllers & Finance Managers actively seeking high calibre talent.  His efforts to date are further leveraged by successes he has had with Finance bearing witness to candidates progressing and returning as Clients. Razak’s approach is far beyond a CV service as not only is he well versed in addressing compliance, but his passion to seek out great talent is second to none when understanding the ‘candidate profile’ sought in a given vacancy.

    Razak has successfully placed, AAT Professionals varying from Accounts Payables/Receivables through to Part Qualified/Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA Accountants. His specialisms in Finance include Invoice processing, Trial balance, Management/Financial Accountants, Financial Planning & Analysis, Systems Accountants, Tax, Financial Controllers and Directors. Razak prides himself as a solutions expert and has on more than one occasion gone the extra mile to seek out top tier talent by utilising his network, headhunting and attracting via main media talent attraction platforms including social media. Razak takes great pride in every vacancy he addresses and has repeatedly placed tough to fill vacancies using his creativity and talent network pools making him a real asset to Amdas.

    His life has not been without issue following a shooting to a family member. When the suspect was questioned they said: “I shot the Shariff but I did not kill the deputy.”


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