Management recruitment agency with an enviable reputation for finding the right people for the right organisations/companies. We match the ‘person’ to the ‘culture’, not simply a CV to a Job Spec.


Bespoke redundancy and redeployment services to help employees successfully transition to their next opportunity – whatever that may be. We work with you to create a bespoke programme based around your needs and budget.

i3 Profiling

Qualified i3 Profilers ( to recruit and/or develop employees to become more aware of their dominant instinctive indicators, they then become empowered to feel more confident in who they are and what they have to contribute to a team environment.

Allena Clarke, Director

Allena has been involved in the recruitment sector for over 30+ years, covering a wide spectrum of recruitment through to Director level. She has worked at both local and national level with state and independent employers. She is a qualified NLP Practitioner as well as accredited i3 Coach and Associate and in 2010 completed her Post Grad in Enterprising Management at the world-renowned Durham Business School. Her client testimonials are plentiful and often mention her ability to gain a thorough understanding of a wide variety of roles and company structures.

Prior to initially setting up Allena Clarke Appointments (ACA) in 2002 she was a Director of Randstad covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and North of England and to this day, Allena continues to service clients across a wide Geographical area. 

Holding a non-exec Director role within the REC, representing the North of England and voted in by her peers, is further testament to her passion for service excellence within the recruitment industry.

Over the years Allena’s career has seen her return to roles to further strengthen national and local recruiters and more recently she held an internal post as Director of Human Potential for the high growth 3T Energy Group – Transforming Training with Technology. 

Her passion and drive for all things People, Training, Self-awareness and Team excellence continues to offer clients ‘seasoned expertise’ and added value consultancy services on top of a 1st class recruitment service. 

What our clients say

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Paul Knowles

Paul Knowles

Vice President (Training), 3T Energy Group

“From a client point of view, historically, I have not been a fan of Recruitment companies, finding the experience not very specific to your requirement, with previous agencies just sending us irrelevant CV’s with a ‘throw mud at the wall approach’. However, dealing with Allena changed my thoughts, so much so that when we had a post internally we recruited her! She listens and understands exactly what we want, only providing me shortlisted fully prepped candidates relevant to our businesses. I can highly recommend Allena and should I need to use a Recruitment business in the future, Allena would be my first call.”

Recently Placed Candidate

Recently Placed Candidate

“Starting right from the initial call, and even through a pandemic I could tell that my experience with Allena would be different to what I had experienced previously from other recruitment agencies. Allena took the time to get to know me as an individual first, asking what motivated me and where I wanted my career path to take me. She was adamant that finding the right job is predicated on finding what motivates and drives a person. It was this level of care and attention to detail that made me feel valued, recognised and optimistic. I was sure she would find me a place that was the right fit and that’s exactly what she did. Anybody can find somebody a job. Finding the right job for the right person is the challenge. It is a challenge that Allena rises to gladly. I simply cannot recommend her enough”

Lynn Hood

Lynn Hood

Group HR Manager, Tekmar Group of Companies

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Allena for many years now, both at my former employer where she became our preferred supplier due to exceeding expectations on numerous placements, from Subsea Engineers through to Finance Directors. She is unlike any other Recruitment company as her priority is finding the right match for your business rather than securing a placement. She genuinely cares and listens to your requirements and works tirelessly to get you the right candidate. I have no doubt she works as tirelessly to get the candidates into the right company, they always sing her praises during the selection and on-boarding stage. She genuinely delivers and is an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Get in Touch

Allena Clarke, Director
Tel: 0191 250 9088
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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