Claire Beasley

The team

Claire BeasleyClaire Beasley
Founder & Joint Managing Director

Claire began her retail career at M & S and spent the next 20 years in the UK, Spain and USA with major retailers including Burton Group, Sears and Laura Ashley. In a change of direction, she took on the role of Director, Retail Personnel and Training at Arcadia Group in 1999 before joining New Look as Retail Operations Director where she consolidated her skills with an Executive MBA from Henley Management College.

Building on her HR and Operations experience, Claire researched the retail recruitment sector where she identified a gap in the market. In 2004, she teamed up with former colleague, Pauline Wood to start a specialist recruitment business, re-launching as court & spark in 2008. Fast becoming ‘the experts’ in senior Retail Operations recruitment, court & spark continues to grow.

As well as working with a portfolio of international clients and candidates, Claire is kept on her toes chasing after her young son and Cairn Terrier, Rocky.

You can contact Claire at or on
07901 716657.