The Talent Place

About Us

Meet The Leadership 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 clientsof varying industries and sizes,Tansel is agenuineexpert 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 enableshim to offer a wide range of solutionsto support theRecruitment andCoaching 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

Senior Talent Partner

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.


Sunny Maini

Managing Partner – Procurement & Finance Practice

Sunny is the founder of the Procurement & Finance Practices at The Talent Place. He has over 15 years’ experience of building professional services practices across EMEA. As well as being a trusted business partner to his clients. 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 technical 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”

For over 15 years Sunny has built strong meaningful relationships with his clients and is well known in the industry across both Procurement & Finance.

Areas of Expertise:Helping clients make better strategic decisions around their Human Capital across both Procurement & Finance.

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

For a free consultation on how our services can benefit your business get in touch below!


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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,…
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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…
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Namrata Kapoor, Talent Acquisition Partner

Thank you Ciara for placing me  at Highgate Private Hospital. Really appreciate your help and wish you all the best

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Wede Omu – Talent Acquisition 

Bryony is truly a great communicator. She takes her time to ensure you are carried along all the way through a recruitment process. I think she is truly great at what she does.

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Preeti Upadhyay, HR & Payroll Officer

Ciara is very active and quick responsive person. I have never felt any delayed and it was absolutely very good communication link where I did not feel a gap or delay in getting update from the employer side. I did…
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Liam Askew, Assistant Site Manager

During our time together Bryony was professional, reliable, skilled in negotiating, and a pleasure to work with.