The BES Team

Andrew Baudains

Managing Director

Andrew is the Managing Director and founder of BES. He has focused on the executive recruitment market since 2003 and is well known for his professional and discreet approach. He also has significant experience in operational and strategic management in the Channel Islands and the UK. Previous posts include: Senior Manager in the NHS; Director for the States of Jersey; and Senior Manager – Advisory Services at PwC CI LLP.

Andrew is an experienced change manager with a strong healthcare background and has lectured on MSc programmes at the University of Nottingham. He is a Registered General Nurse having specialised in critical care; a trained NVQ Assessor and Investors in People (IiP) Adviser; he has a Postgraduate Diploma in Policy and Organisation; and an MSc in Healthcare Management.

Honorary positions have included: Chairman, British Red Cross Fundraising Committee; Trustee, The Antoine Trust; Chairman, Independent Prison Monitoring Board.

Gino Grassini

Senior Consultant

Gino joined BES as a Consultant in October 2016 and was promoted to the post of Senior Consultant in January 2020. Prior to joining, he worked for over 14 years in the banking sector for several leading global banks and investment houses. Gino brings with him a vast knowledge of back and front office functions having held, Supervisor, Team Leader and Manager level roles within the banking sector. Gino’s most recent role was Client Service Manager at Standard Chartered Bank, Jersey.

At BES, Gino is responsible for securing permanent and contract positions with a particular focus on Banking and Investment type roles.

Laura Daggett

Senior Associate

Laura joined BES in 2014 and was promoted to the post of Associate Director in January 2017. Laura became a Senior Associate in 2019 and assists BES on specific outplacement assignments and recruitment campaigns.

Laura is a Chartered Accountant with an Honours Degree in Law. Prior to her roles in recruitment, she trained at Ernst & Young before moving to Jersey in 2005 to specialise in trust and fund administration with one of the Island’s leading fiduciary organisations.

Shirley Baudains

Office Manager

Shirley joined the BES team in 2006 as the Office Manager with a wealth of recruitment and administration experience. Shirley is a trained Bookkeeper and a Registered General Nurse and has worked as a Senior Manager in the NHS.

Shirley focuses on the financial and back-office administrative management of the business so that the BES team can constantly focus on candidate and client matters.