Rowena’s recruitment experience spans over 11 years, the last 5 years have been specifically within the nursery and toy markets recruiting sales, marketing and product development professionals. With her business partner, Kirsten Bye, she launched Tinderbox Consultants Ltd in July 2009.
Rowena and Kirsten had previously worked together at Cavendish Maine Recruitment. Rowena joined the business in 2005. In 2006, a Senior Consultant’s role was offered to Rowena to head up the nursery division and in January 2008, a further promotion to Partner.
Rowena’s earlier recruitment experience was focused in the hotel and health club sectors, having worked for 8 years in Hong Kong she recruited for 2 years with Horwath International, an American organisation which provided consultancy services to hotels around Asia Pacific. Returning to the UK in 1998 she worked for two London based agencies setting up new divisions in the Health Club market and then as a National Account Manager for a new equipment manufacturer. Her move to Bristol found her working as Sales and Marketing Manager for Canons Health Clubs.
Rowena now lives in Lymington with her husband Bryn and Retriever dog Finlay. The local area lends itself to a great outdoors life and Rowena’s hobbies include horse riding with friends around the forest, sailing occasionally (but no longer racing), triathlons and going to one of the many lovely forest pubs. She does play golf, although hasn’t swung a club for 3 years.