Our Team Members

James Guyan

Director

Call James Guyan :  07976 234415

Bristol-born, James established Guyan & Associates in August 2007. Disillusioned with the ‘bums-on-seats’ national agencies - the bigger they got, the more he rebelled – he was inspired to create a company that practised what it preached: solid principles, a strong brand and great relationships with clients and candidates.

An M&E Contracting Specialist, James has 16 years experience and prefers to work autonomously, with a small amount of niche clients, to ensure maximum focus. He covers the whole of the UK with a network spanning from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.

Prior to flying solo, James spent seven years working for the largest national agencies in the Mechanical and Electrical Building Service sector. His success included building the top performing team on a national basis, using the principles he applies to Guyan & Associates. He also once lived in the French Alps for six years, running his a Ski-hire company and cut his teeth in the working world as a stone mason’s trade apprentice for Bristol Marble.

James is happiest in his running shoes. With three marathons under his belt last year, and a 75km ultra marathon in March 2016; a Spartan obstacle race, and the formidable Tough Mudder. Not a fan of crowds, you can often find him trail running around the local hills of La Serrania de Ronda. His wish-list includes one of toughest, and scenic, marathon races in the world: the Inca Trail Marathon at Machu Picchu – which includes a climb of over 10,400 feet and also hope to complete the Great Wall of China marathon 2017.

James’ two girls are the motivation behind his active life - he strives to keep in optimum health, both to set them an example and be around for them for as long as possible. 
 

Where: James looks after roles in the East Anglia, the south west and south as far as London.

Natalie Guyan

Director

Call Natalie Guyan :  07799 894938

Natalie set up Guyan & Associates in 2007, alongside husband, James, after recognising a need in the market to best serve both the client and candidate, working on a quality basis. She has played an integral part in the organic growth of the business and passionately eats, sleeps and breathes it.

As a mum to two young girls, she fully appreciates the desire for work/life balance and initially took a back-office position. As her girls grew, so did her role and she has since built up a north-west desk from scratch, and is now responsible for all M&E contracting recruitment across Manchester, Liverpool, Yorkshire and the Humber. Not one to shrink from a challenge, she also oversees all of the finance, training, marketing and website.

Natalie brings more than 13 years’ experience of successfully recruiting within M&E, Building Services from the midlands up. Her corporate background allows her to relate to the needs of market-leading blue chip companies and as a business owner, she values the importance of due diligence, commercial acumen and flexibility.

To unwind, Natalie likes to power lift and is proud of the fact she could easily deadlift her husband! A massive fan of assault courses, this year she’ll take on Ring of Fire, Artic Enema and Electroshock Therapy on the 26-obstacle, Tough Mudder. Her girls are her main motivation in life and she’s determined to share her passion for travel with them, by showing them the world and teaching them it’s their oyster. 


Where: Natalie looks after roles in the north west, Yorkshire (as far north as the Scottish border), down to the Stoke, Derby and Nottingham area.

Charlie Myers

Associate

Call Charlie Myers :  07983 236290

Charlie has been working in partnership with Guyan & Associates since August 2012. A born and bred Brummie, Charlie is a specialist Mechanical & Electrical Building Services recruiter, for both permanent and freelance roles. Based in the Birmingham, his clients span the Midlands, whilst some have a national remit.

After leaving university, Charlie moved straight into M&E recruitment and has a solid 15 years experience under his belt. Prior to joining forces with Guyan & Associates, he worked for one of the biggest national agencies, where he successfully built up the M&E area from scratch.

A self-confessed foodie, when he's not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Charlie enjoys sampling his local Michelin-starred restaurants. A love of travel has taken him throughout Australia and South East Asia, but it is train travel that really appeals and the Trans Siberian railway, from Moscow to Beijing, is top of his list. 


Where: Charlie looks after roles in the midlands  – west and east – up to Nottingham, down to Oxford, Northants and Worcester.

Michael Dalton

Associate

Call Michael Dalton :  07891 538080

After initially joining Guyan & Associates in 2008, Michael took time out to simultaneously raise his young son and complete an Open University degree, before returning in October 2013.

Michael learned from the best in M&E recruitment, having been trained and developed by Director, James Guyan. Michael’s considered and tailored approached to recruitment, reflects the company’s ethos that quality, not quantity, is important and he takes pride in understanding candidates' individual needs and matching them to the right clients. This approach sets Michael apart from the mass of bums-on-seats recruiters within the industry and has allowed him to make his stamp on the London market - with him fast becoming the first name both clients and candidates turn to for their recruitment needs.

With a strong understanding and awareness of the current market, Michael specialises in Mechanical & Electrical contractors in London and the South East, where he works closely with a number of key players in the industry. He places candidates from graduate to operational level and typical positions include: Project Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers and Estimators.

Prior to M&E recruitment, Michael cut his teeth resourcing recruitment consultants – which he describes as an eye-opening experience! This opportunity allowed Michael to see both the good and bad qualities in recruitment consultants – and, ultimately, led him to turn his back on the stereotypical view and take the right approach to recruitment.

A proud, life-long, Manchester United fan, Michael is looking forward to seeing them return to the top of the league! He spends most of his spare time having fun with his family and he’s happy his son is slowly coming round to the idea of being a Red Devils supporter. 


Where: Michael looks after roles in London and the South East.

 


Levent Mustafa

Associate

Call Levent Mustafa :  07825 108127

Levent joined the company in October 2015, bringing with him 15 years’ experience in the M&E Building Services sector. He has an extremely successful track record, and his network of high profile clients in London and the surrounding counties trust his judgement implicitly to source and submit the perfect candidate. Roles include Project Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Bid & Procurement Managers to Site Managers.

Prior to crossing over to the contractor market, Levent spent a number of years working within the consultancy side of the building services sector and possesses a strong understanding of the pre-conceptual and design phases – and he is keen to utilise this area once more.

A single parent of three children, down time is understandably a rarity, however on the upside Levent can now converse with any mum (or dad), at the school gate, about the intricacies of single-handedly raising children. Stolen moments are spent letting off steam at the gym or boxing training with his son, giving him precious time away from the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Born and bred in North London, Levent is an avid sports fan, particularly boxing and football, and is a die-hard gooner and a proud season ticket holder. 


Where: Levent looks after roles in East Anglia and London.

Joshua Foulkes

Associate

Call Joshua Foulkes :  07713 195464

Josh has recently joined forces with Guyan & Associates and will be heading up all M&E contracting in the North West region – with a focus on permanent recruitment for Major Projects.

Typical roles include: Project Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Bid & Procurement Managers and Site Managers.

Conveniently situated in Manchester, Josh brings over three-years solid experience in M&E recruitment. And having worked on the consultancy side of Building Services, Design and also Facilities Management – he is able to offer a thorough understanding of the whole Design, Build, Operate & Manage (DBOM) process.

In his spare time, newly-married, Josh is Captain of a local football team and when he’s not on the pitch, you’ll find him and his acoustic guitar on stage in Manchester. A singer/song writer since he was 11-years-old, Josh is proud of his city’s underground music scene and often plays solo gigs when he’s not working.

Lili Floras

Associate Resourcer

Call Lili Floras :  07398 235237

Lili has recently joined forces with Guyan & Associates as an Associate Resourcer - working in partnership with James, predominantly in London and the South East.

Lili is resourcing and screening the best candidates within the M&E Building Services sector, for roles including: Project Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Bid & Procurement Managers and Site Managers.

She brings a wealth of business experience and administrative expertise, having worked for one of the largest recruitment agencies in the world. Lili has also honed her HR skills within the medical industry.

Outside of work, Lili is an avid book worm and will devour any genre, except romance!  She takes her fitness seriously; in her spare time she is also helping major sports and fitness brands raise their socials profiles, and she was once a professional Latin American dancer in her native Poland. Travel is another great passion and with an ever-growing bucket list, plans are to visit a few destinations per year. 

Hannah Duggan

Finance & Administration Associate

Call Hannah Duggan :  07726 594881

Hannah has been providing the business with an invaluable administrative service since 2009. The refreshing consultancy approach offered by Hannah and ‘Away with Admin’, means that each Associate Consultant receives a tailor-made administrative service to suit both theirs, and their clients’ needs.

Hannah manages all elements of the back offices and provides financial support – from writing contracts to organising the weekly payroll and accounts.

Prior to setting up Away with Admin, Hannah spent five years working in administration for national recruitment companies. Starting out as a Trainee Administrator, she left as the Admin Manager – attending client meetings with a company director, completing tenders and overseeing the training and development of new administrators. Her wealth of experience is key to our support services.  

Most of Hannah’s spare time is spent with her two daughters, usually ferrying them about in the mum-taxi to gymnastics lessons or swimming. She is unashamedly partial to watching rubbish TV, but when she’s not chilling in front of the box, she likes to throw herself out of planes, whilst skydiving. 


Natalie French

PR & Communications Associate

Call Natalie French :  07870 508972

Natalie joined forces with Guyan & Associates as a freelance PR & Communications Associate. She’s in charge of all things wordy: from website re-design, to bringing fresh content and industry news to the weekly blog and social media pages.

Natalie has a first class (Hons) degree in Magazine Journalism & Feature writing and has spent the last seven years working as a freelance journalist and travel writer. Her work has been published in magazines such as: Sunday Times Travel, National Geographic Traveller, Let’s Travel (New Zealand) and Hampshire Life.

Beyond magazines, Natalie turns her hand to corporate copywriting, ghost writing, PR and social media.

When she’s not plotting her next adventure, Natalie likes to spend any spare time with her two young rogues and is always happiest when she is by the sea.