About Us

First and foremost, we are people, people.

It might sound like a cliché but for the Membership Bespoke team working in partnership with membership organisations is all about the people within them. Your team are the backbone of what you offer and the people you represent, whether that’s professional services, specific sectors or tradespeople.

You are the specialists in your sector, we understand the nuances of membership organisations and complement you by being the only specialist recruiter in the membership arena.

Membership Bespoke is the only recruitment specialist working solely with trade associations, professional bodies, regulatory bodies and political parties.

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About Membership Bespoke

Highlights, facts and figures about Membership Bespoke

  • Successful candidates placed in over 145 membership-based organisations

  • The only membership related candidate database in existence

  • Over 15,000 pre-qualified candidates who are either working in a membership-based organisation or have the desire, aptitude and skillset to move from the private sector

  • Over 10 years’ experience working with membership organisations, with more than double this in the recruitment space.

Working with candidates and clients in membership organisation is our sole focus. As such, and with your feedback, we have been able to develop and craft our bespoke offering over a number of years. Working with Membership Bespoke means you benefit from our considerable expertise in successfully recruiting for positions across every department within a membership context.

Meet the Team

Established in 2012 by Daniel Goddard and Dennis Howes, Membership Bespoke remains the only membership specialist recruitment organisation in the UK, offering a dedicated service tailored to the needs of trade associations, professional bodies, regulatory bodies and political parties.

Our passion is connecting the right people, to the right roles where both parties can thrive.

Daniel Goddard

Daniel Goddard

Director Daniel Goddard lives and breathes our company values at Membership Bespoke. He is the epitome of professionalism, integrity and specialisation in his field.

His years of recruitment experience in the membership sector mean clients and candidates alike return to working with Daniel whenever they are hiring or looking for their next career move.

Daniel’s recruitment career started more years ago then he might care to admit! After graduating from Solent University he completed a dedicated recruitment training programme at the largest single-site recruitment agency in the UK, achieving a professionally recognised recruitment qualification – an MREC via the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

Moving on, Daniel joined a boutique recruitment agency which specialised in recruiting into membership organisations. He thrived in this niche recognising the intricacies of the world of professional trade associations and membership groups. From here, Daniel and two colleagues created the foundations of Membership Bespoke.

In recognition of his work in the membership recruitment space, Daniel has become one of the of most highly regarded recruiters in the UK. He has twice been nominated at the prestigious Jobsite recruiter awards.

Daniel lives in Tunbridge Wells with his family and outside of recruitment, he has a keen interest in sport, cinema and travel.

Dennis Howes

Dennis Howes

Dennis is one of the most likeable, genuine people in recruitment. He truly found his path when he walked away from the spreadsheets and moved to people-led roles and businesses. His natural enthusiasm makes Dennis a natural at recruitment, customer service and business development.

Having gained commercial experience and starting his career with Prudential Assurance, Dennis was promoted to the role of Business Analyst in the Business-to-Business department. This acumen means Dennis has a strong appreciation of commercial roles and running a successful business.

Throughout Dennis’s recruitment career he has achieved personal billings in excess of £4.5m. A testament to the importance he places on candidate experience and client service.

Put simply, what Dennis loves most is placing people in jobs. Jobs where both parties will be successful. His attention to the people that matter in the recruitment process mean that, like Daniel, he has also twice been nominated at the prestigious Jobsite recruiter awards.

Regarded as a leading expert for membership organisation recruitment, Dennis has been working in the membership space for nearly 10 years now.

Anna Christofis

Anna Christofis

Anna heads up the Temporary Division, bringing extensive experience of Temporary and Interim recruitment.  Her strengths are business development, forging relationships and gaining a deep understanding of a client’s business to ensure that they are fully and quickly supported with the right temporary staff when the need arises. 

She excels in building up a strong candidate network of professional Temporaries who can be parachuted in to assist with projects and add the maximum value, quickly.  She prides herself on providing excellent candidate care and is committed to supporting her candidates to achieve their career goals.

Anna started her career in recruitment as a Trainee Temporaries Recruitment Consultant and rose quickly through the ranks to head up a Temporaries Division with a turnover in excess of £10m per year, whilst contributing over £500k GP per annum in personal billings.  Having previously managed both temporary and permanent recruitment businesses and opened new offices from scratch, 

Anna is delighted to be expanding the temporaries and interims offering at Membership Bespoke.  She loves working in such an interesting sector, with great people and an exciting variety of roles.