About Us – The Dovetail Team

When Liz Davies founded Dovetail Recruitment, she’d already notched up a wealth of experience in the recruitment industry working for independent, national and international recruitment agencies dealing with a wide variety of companies and organisations. But the most important thing she learned was listening to her clients, delivering on promises and providing quality talent.

20 years later, it’s the thread of steel that runs through Dovetail Recruitment. Whether you deal with Laura, Suzanne or any of the team, we all do what we say we will. Our focus is giving you the quality over quantity approach. We approach everything with an open mind and really listen to what it is you want, rather than pigeon-holing and assuming. This is why so many candidates and respected small and medium businesses in Dorset and Hampshire trust Dovetail Recruitment with their future. But don’t just take it from us, have a read of what our clients and candidates have to say in our Google Reviews. If you’re looking for Recruitment Agencies in Bournemouth look no further!

At Dovetail Recruitment, we strive to follow our brand statement in everything we do:

“Honest and professional, Dovetail Recruitment combine loyalty, passion and a tenacious dedication to deliver the best. We pride ourselves on our commitment and ability to build long-term partnerships, enabling us to succeed on your behalf.

One agency that delivers, one partner that exceeds expectations.”

Meet the Dovetail team

TEAM Member
Team Member - Charter of Excellence
Dorset Chamber of Commerce

Liz Davies - Founder and Director of Dovetail Recruitment

Liz Davies

Liz has been in recruitment for over 25 years and has a successful track record in large corporate agencies as well as small independents across all levels of recruitment. Having built many long established client relationships Liz decided to set up her own agency 10 years ago to offer her clients and candidates an outstanding recruitment service.

She is a keen road cyclist, and also enjoys Yoga classes and likes to cook and entertain her family and friends.

Suzanne Hayter - Recruitment Consultant at Dovetail Recruitment Dorset

Suzanne Hayter (CertRP)
Director of Sales & Marketing 

Recruitment Consultant

Suzanne has been working in commercial recruitment in the Dorset area for almost 12 years and time really does fly! She is very passionate about her work and dedicated about going the extra mile to place the right candidate with the right company.

Very much a people person, Suzanne enjoys the interaction with clients and candidates as well as the fast pace and high energy recruitment always brings. She always aims to deliver a first-class service to clients and candidates. Taking a partnership approach so she fully understands the business and the individual needs – Suzanne finds the perfect fit.

When Suzanne isn’t placing candidates …she has four- year old twin girls who keep her on her toes! She adores walks with her family at the beach and she has recently started Yoga. Although she is a complete novice, she is really enjoying it.

We reckon our very own ‘Yoga Pro’ Liz could show you some moves!

The Power of Optimism, Laura Staton - Recruitment Consultant at Dovetail Recruitment Dorset

Laura Staton (CertRP)
Director of Finance & Administration
Recruitment Consultant

Laura is dedicated to providing a high-class service to both candidates and clients, helping with anything and everything that they need to help get the right match.She loves the variety of roles she recruits for and can turn her hand to just about anything.

Laura has been with us since September 2016 after relocating back to her home town of Bournemouth after 4 busy years studying and working in London. During her time in the ‘Big Smoke’ she attained a 1st class degree in Music and worked at an independent high-end jeweller in Hatton Garden.

In her spare time, she likes to chill out with something creative like painting and piano playing, or socialising with friends and family. One of her loves is travelling. Places she has been include Thailand, Australia, Bali, Singapore, New Zealand, and much of Europe.

Sam (3)

Sam Barber
Recruitment Consultant

Sam has over 6 years recruitment experience and prides herself on delivering a first-class service to both candidates and clients.

She is passionate about people and loves building long term relationships in the fast-paced world of recruitment.

Sam is approachable, outgoing and really takes the time to understand both the candidate and clients needs making her an approachable, open and empathetic recruiter.

Originally from London, Sam moved to Bournemouth 6 years ago and is loving the Bournemouth life.

She is totally obsessed with her Ragdoll kitten Baily Boo who joined her last year (He is quite possibly the most spoilt kitten known to mankind!)

Sam enjoys days on the beach, sunsets, eating out and seeing friends and family.

Nala 3 (2)

‘Branch’ Administrator

Nala is Laura’s new fox red Labrador puppy.

She loves to chew, chase balls, attack flies and get into mischief. She can’t wait for long walks and lots of belly rubs.

Watch this space to see how she grows!

Bruce - Top Dog at Dovetail Recruitment

Team Mascot

Bruce is Liz’s gorgeous black Labrador and our original team mascot!

He loves walks down at Hengistbury Head and always brings a lot of joy when he is occasionally visiting us at the office.