Meet the team

Shining the Light

In December 2017, Gerard & Rosemary Francis founded Lighthouse Personnel in their 18-month-old daughter’s bedroom, in their Colchester home.

Focusing all their efforts on providing a trustworthy, transparent, and reliable recruitment service, at high value and low cost, they made a commitment to being a culture-changing recruitment agency.

Our Lighthouse Family

At Lighthouse Personnel, people are at the heart of everything we do.  Our exceptional customer service, relationship building, and our go-the-extra mile attitude makes us stand out in this sector.

We are very proud of what we do and would like to offer a big warm welcome from our family and founding members:

Gerard Francis | Managing Director | LinkedIn | Contact

I’m Gerard and I am the ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ of our business. I am passionate about helping individuals to realize and reach their career-orientated dreams. I establish personable, transparent relationships with our partner companies and I am committed to providing long-term placements, who surpass my clients’ expectations. Coming from a background offering Apprenticeships and providing a Healthcare Solution, I am experienced in matching the right individuals to the right workplaces, and in managing business growth and operations.

I thoroughly enjoy seeing the people we place, succeed in the businesses we support.

Rosey Francis | Finance Director | LinkedIn | Contact

My name is Rosey and I am the ‘Power Source’ to our business. I am involved with the financial operations of the business and have a passion for providing quality financial support. As a business partner, I am always in the background, offering LHP family members (our employees) guidance and encouragement.

I love being part of this exciting, culture-changing business and enjoy seeing the impact we have on our local and wider communities.

Paddy Francis | Marketing Manager | LinkedIn | Contact

I’m Paddy and I am the ‘Light Shiner’ of our business. I am responsible for all of our marketing content and for managing our social media presence. My background is in film and theatre, where I have been responsible for promoting and the marketing of numerous creative projects. Having started out with LHP as a Recruiter, I have an in-depth understanding of our processes and our values, and I feel best-placed to communicate this to our clients and prospective candidates.

I thoroughly enjoy spreading the news and increasing the profile of this unique, culture-changing company.