Senior Team

Rob Dyson

Company Director

Rob Dyson moved to the South West at the age of fifteen with his family, before becoming involved with a sales career which has taken him to the highest levels within a variety of companies. Having decided that his biggest motivator is people, and finding ways to improve their lives, he began setting up RSD Recruitment. Since starting the organisation it has grown exponentially and is being led into a successful third year of operations. Rob’s specialty is executive searching and he has taken his team to new heights with numerous successes during this endeavour.

Rob lives with his wife Eve Dyson and his three children, all of whom are extremely proud of Rob's success over the years. When Rob isn’t being a recruiter and RSD’s director he spends his time supporting Man United and practising his pool skills.

Lee Newman

Non-Executive Director

Lee is Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VPS Group (“VPS”), the European market leader in providing value creating security and protection services in its chosen sectors. Lee has held a number of senior leadership positions in large business services companies, formerly the Co-founding CEO of ilke Homes, as well as previously holding the role of CEO of Elliott Group. 

Before that, Lee was Managing Director at FTSE100-listed Ferguson (then Wolseley), where he ran the largest distribution business in the heating and cooling products industry. Before this, Lee was UK Managing Director and then Group Operations Director at HSS Hire. 

Prior to his corporate life, Lee spent 14 years as an International Athlete, representing Wales and Great Britain in Shot Put and Discus throw. Lee lives in Worcestershire with his wife Sophie and two daughter Scarlett Olivia (aged 8) and Darcey Grace (aged 6).

Wendy Soanes

Divisional Business Manager

Wendy is an experienced recruiter with twenty years in the industry. Wendy’s specialties include Accountancy & Finance, Business Management, Commercial, Driving, Industrial,Engineering, and Technical and Temporary Staffing solutions. She has operational experience of large scale recruitment, combined with targeted executive headhunting.Wendy is proud of her team who are professional and efficient, and excel at delivering an unbeatable service.

In Wendy’s spare time she spends her days with her three children and husband Mike Soanes, as well as devoting her time to both charity events and travelling both inside and outside the UK.

Harry Fry

Divisional Business Manager

Harry is a Leisure and Hospitality specialist from the South West of England. Harry’s career in recruitment started when he was searching for an apprenticeship after his first year of sixth form. Quickly he found himself doing an apprenticeship with a recruitment company which resulted in several promotions and a change of company twice, the second time being RSD Recruitment.

Harry’s services are unique for his industry both because a number of his team come from Hospitality, and also because he spends a portion of his time job shadowing employees at companies where he provides recruitment solutions. Not only does this mean members of his team have a real insight into the vacancies they are filling, but it means that Harry him self has a brilliant understanding of the vacancies his desk handles.

Oscar Bennetts

Divisional Business Manager

Oscar is a recruiter from the South West who specialises in trade and retail. Oscar’s favourite thing about working in Recruitment is helping people find their next position, especially when guiding people to better positions where they can have a better quality of life. Following in his father's footsteps he entered the recruitment industry at the age of 17 and has worked his way up through the industry before becoming the Divisional Business Manager at RSD Recruitment, after working hard at our company since its inception.

Oscar runs an extensive team and his people stand out in the industry because while they may offer the same service as other recruiters, he believes that the quality of his team’s work is much better than the industry standard.