Meet the team

Gemma Stringer

Recruitment Manager

Away from CGR, Gemma is kept busy by her two young daughters and can often be found enjoying countryside walks, cooking and running (not all at once). Later this year she plans to take a course in hypnobirthing practice with a view to helping other soon-to-be parents in her spare time! When at CGR – she runs the show and with her 17 years recruitment experience – boy does it show!

Becky Lawrence-Webb

Senior Consultant

Ellie Hooper

Recruitment Consultant

Ellie has redirected her passion for helping others from teaching to recruitment and is ready to help both candidates and clients with all their needs. Having uprooted her life from West Sussex to London, Ellie spends her time away from CGR either exploring foodie hotspots in the city or baking with her trusty Kitchen Aid! This year, Ellie is looking to train for her first ever Tough Mudder and become qualified in Interior Design.

Lorenza Pignatelli

Payroll Manager

Lorenza is our Payroll Manager and she is always happy to deal with our lovely candidates and clients. In her spare time, Lorenza bakes delicious bread and great pizzas. She loves cycling on the river paths on sunny days and in spring and summer times she loves exploring the seaside of English villages. She loves travelling, especially by motorbike!

Anke Kratz

Head of Finance

Anke is our Head of Finance Guru – keeping us all on our toes to ensure we tick all the financial boxes! When not ‘spreadsheeting’, she can be found out walking and exercising and holding the fort together at home…managing her three ‘young’ men!

Valentina Lopez

Recruitment Coordinator

Valentina is our Recruitment Coordinator, and she is responsible for marketing activities and candidate interaction. She enjoys being creative through photography, both in her role at CGR and also as a hobby. Outside of CGR, Valentina is a competitive player of Tag-Rugby and Basketball - and is always keen on a game! She likes to explore new places around the world and experience new cultures.

Sam House


Sam is a keen keep-fit sports enthusiast, and when not out cycling with his buddies - brewing his own beer or playing some tunes on the DJ decks! With many years’ experience in recruitment, where he started out with meeting /greeting candidates and dealing with the post (what’s that we hear you say), he now works with Gemma running CGR!