The Talent Place

About Us

Meet The Team


Tansel Omer

Director - Senior HR Recruiter & Coach

Founder and Director, Tansel Omer has successfully operated within the recruitment industry since 2005. Having specialised in placing Senior HR professionals into his clients of varying industries and sizes, Tansel is a genuine expert in his field.  

In addition, Tansel is a fully qualified Level 7 ILM accredited Executive Coach & Mentor. He is also a certified Hogan assessor which enables him to offer a wide range of solutions to support the Recruitment and Coaching work he loves to do.   

Areas of Expertise: HR Recruitment, Leadership Development, Outplacement, Career Coaching, Psychometrics. 

Qualifications Include: ILM Level 7 Executive Coach & Mentor Diploma, Hogan HPI, HDS and MVPI. 

Industry Experience: Professional Services, Financial Services, Engineering, Construction, Healthcare, Education, Charities, Technology, Property, Hospitality, Pharma, Energy.  

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Ciara Afiq

HR Recruiter

Ciara is a graduate with a degree in Philosophy from University of East Anglia (UEA). She enjoys engaging with high-performing HR professionals who embark on their journey for their next career move.

Ciara specialises in placing HR professionals who are seeking their next job opportunity. She handles roles up to around £50k such as HR Assistants, HR Advisors, Senior HR Advisors, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and HR Projects. She also engages with and supports clients and employers to find the best HR Talent in the market. Additionally, Ciara works with clients on niche healthcare vacancies.

Areas of Expertise: Placing HR Professionals in suitable roles, Assessing Prospective Applicants, Organising Interviews, Sourcing potential candidates using a variety of attractive search methods, Screening candidates, Advertisement of Vacancies, and Liaising with Clients.

Industry Experience: Healthcare, Retail, Hospitality, and Creative Media/Marketing sectors.


Bryony Sarwar-Head

Senior HR Recruiter

With 7 years’ experience in Construction Recruitment and Property Management, Bryony specialises in placing HR candidates into the Construction, Property, Housing and Facilities sectors. With her extensive knowledge of these industries, Bryony prides herself in her ability to truly understand the challenges and opportunities that her clients face.

The types of positions that Bryony specialises in includes: HR Generalists, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, Reward, HR Projects, HR Systems, Health and Safety and other niche vacancies. You also will often see her networking to promote our services and strengthen our business connections.

Areas of Expertise: Building long-term relationships with clients, recognise and strive to meet client’s hiring needs, create and implement recruiting strategies and knowledge and understanding of recruiting and sourcing techniques.

Qualifications include: ARLA award in residential lettings and property management.

Industry Experience: Property, Construction, Housing, Technology, Engineering, Charities, Health and Safety.



Senior Talent Partner – Procurement & Finance Practice

Sunny Maini

Managing Partner – Procurement & Finance Practice

Sunny is the founder of the Procurement Practice at The Talent Place. He has over 15 years’ experience of building procurement practices as well as being a trusted business partner to his clients within the procurement space. He has always had a diverse approach and has helped many businesses re-invigorate their supply chains by finding exceptional talent regardless of geographical and other challenges.

Sunny Maini is a diversity and inclusion advocate and always creates a talent pools of great candidates for each role, as well as helping clients create diversity strategies within their teams.

“Building partnerships for the future”

Areas of Expertise: C-suite Procurement roles, Head of Procurement/ Vendor manager roles,
category/procurement managers across both the permanent and interim markets.
Qualifications Include: Business Management BA (Hons)

Industry Practice areas: TMT, Professional Services, Consumer and Energy


Andrew Tanner

Leadership Development Consultant

With over 20 years’ experience Andrew has strong organisation development and change experience, having led teams and projects in a range of sectors globally. This has helped him develop a consultative, people-centred approach that is practical, pragmatic and focused on delivering the change that individuals, teams and organisations need and want. The ability to work at both strategic and operational levels delivers ‘joined up’ outcomes that will go beyond client expectations.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Team Development, Change Management and Communication, Leading People Change Programmes, Workshops, Performance Management and Development, Talent Management and Succession Planning, Coaching.

Qualifications include: Chartered Member of the CIPD, Mental Health First Aider, Corporate Coach U – Licensed Coach, MBTI, Firo B, Human Synergistics, Hogan, SHL Testing, Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Industry Experience: Healthcare, Distribution, Utilities, Construction, Technology, Hospitality, Telecoms, FMCG, Pharma.


Fay Wallis

Outplacement and Career Consultant

Fay has supported hundreds of people with their careers and designed a range of successful Coaching and Outplacement solutions, including online courses and group workshops. Her approach is always to create a tailored solution to meet the individual or organisation’s needs.

Areas of Expertise: Outplacement, Career Coaching, Executive Coach, CV Expert, Interviewing Coaching

Fay’s qualifications include: Certified Everything DiSC Practitioner, ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Certificate in Career Counselling Core Skills, MA Human Resources Management.

Industry Experience: Law, Retail, Travel, Construction, Engineering and Not for Profit.


Sarah Bonner

Leadership Development & Diversity Consultant

Sarah is an organisational psychologist and advanced Hogan practitioner who specialises in Leadership Development, EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Training and Executive Coaching. She takes an evidence-based approach to her works and provides her clients with targeted solutions which address their organisational needs.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership Development using Psychometric Assessment, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training, Cultural Change, Behavioural Profiling and Report Writing, Coaching, Team Workshops (design and delivery), Group Facilitation.

Qualifications Include: MSc in Organisational Psychology, Hogan Suite of Assessments (HPI, HDS, MVPI, Hogan Team Report), Leadership Versatility Index, Level A and B Qualified in Occupational Testing, ICF Approved Coach, Mental Health First Aider.

Industry Experience: Media & Creative Industries, Education; Secondary & Higher, Banking, Private Finance & Insurance, Non-Governmental Organisations, Automotive, Engineering & Construction, Retail & FMCG.


Marie Nordling

Psychometric & Business Psychologist

Marie’s consulting work has included effectively utilising a variety of tools to aid robust decision-making in various mid to senior level selection processes, drawing on assessments to design and deliver competency-based interview practices, as well as developing evidence-based employee development plans and coaching programmes.

Areas of Expertise: Psychometrics, Assessment Centre Design, Personality Profiling, Competency-Based Interviewing.

Marie’s qualifications include: MSc/BSc Occupational Psychology, Test User Ability & Personality, Hogan Assessments, MHS EQ-I 2.0 & EQ360, Leadership Versatility Index, Wave.

Industry Experience: Healthcare, Financial & Professional Services, Consultancy, Pharma, Property.

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Paul Carpenter, HR Business Partner

During my recent recruitment process I found Tansel to be incredibly professional, he kept a great feedback flow going between myself and my prospective employer in such a timely manner that I rarely see in other recruitment professionals. It made… read more

Stuart Ashby – Dev Ops Architect

I met Bryony at a conference in 2021. Her knowledge around recruitment soon becomes obvious and her personality puts individuals at ease for important career conversations. Bryony has an interesting backstory that ensures that diversity, equality, and inclusivity are foundational… read more

Caroline Mayers, Brand and Marketing Strategist

My initial consultation with Sarah couldn’t have come at a more apt time in my career journey. I was at a crossroads and had choices to make. Sarah’s calm, considered approach helped me work through what I needed and why,… read more

Justin Phish, Managing Director

Sarah has all the skills, attributes, knowledge, personality and experience that a career coach requires. I highly recommend her to anyone who is considering reaching out to a coach.

Richard West, Director of Creative

Tansel has been coaching me for six months and I can already see how this has impacted my career and business in a positive way. Tansel has exceeded expectations – helping me focus and work towards my professional goals and… read more

Pharma – Senior VP

Andrew was instrumental in helping forge a group identity for a large Regulatory Affairs team. His strategy was to conduct personality and group behaviour activities which served to unite and solidify the staff, allowing us to achieve far beyond what… read more