Bev Dickson
Bev DicksonDirector
07808 725260
I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSC in Industrial Studies. After a brief career in Retail Management I embarked on a career in Financial Recruitment in 1995 and have not looked back since!

I have spent the last 20 years recruiting for a wide range of clients across the North West region. In 2008 I took some careers advice myself from a client who suggested I should set up my own business and founded Dickson O’Brien Associates with Maria.

I get immense job satisfaction from doing our job well, and the feedback we get from our candidates and our clients. Running our own business gives us the freedom to operate outside the restrictions of KPI’s and ensures we deliver a personal service with a successful outcome.

Maria O'Brien
Maria O'BrienDirector
0798 000 6875
I graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in History and Politics. I then went back to Sheffield to study a MSC in Human Resource Management – mainly because I loved being a student!!

After following my HR dream and becoming qualified I started to specialise in finance recruitment becoming the Regional Manager for a large North West consulting group.

I now have over 16 years experience in the recruitment industry and established Dickson O’Brien Associates with Bev in 2008.

I hope our clients and candidates would say we are refreshingly honest. It is a quality I feel genuinely passionate about and one I am always conscious of whatever level I am recruiting at. My genuine motto is ’treat people as you would want to be treated if you were looking for a role’ I hope our testimonials prove this is the case!

Judith Davenport
Judith DavenportOffice Manager
0845 4594 110
I graduated from the University of Bradford with a BA in Management Studies and Spanish. Following a career in manufacturing industry and university administration, I joined Dickson O’Brien in 2010.

In my role as Office Manager I take care of the back office functions for Dickson O’Brien keeping on top of the “nitty gritty” details of our business and helping Bev and Maria to provide the honest, personal service that we pride ourselves on.