Founder & Managing Director


Known for her drive and determination to find only the best person for the vacancy and company.


Frances lived in London and Australia before starting her recruitment career in Grafton, quickly becoming an Area Recruitment manager responsible for five locations. In 2000 she established Riada with her husband, Dominic. Still the driving force at the head of the business, Riada now recruits for leading export companies, Blue Chip and Public sector across Northern Ireland and the UK.


Frances actively supports local community clubs and businesses alongside corporate sponsorships of Causeway Chamber, Ballymena Chamber of Commerce, Business Awards.



T: 028 7032 6600




General Manager


Known for being diplomatic, Arlene likes to be organised and seeks attention to detail by asking strategic questions. Arlene is qualified in BA Hons Business with Computing, Certificate in Personnel Practice and MSC Human Resource Management and now an Associate CIPD. Now working in HR and recruitment since 2005, her strong work ethic has rewarded her a promotion of General Manager in September 2013.


Arlene keeps up to date with CIPD through People Management and developing her business expertise as a Member of Causeway Coast and Glens Chamber Council. Her other interests are Gym and Rugby (a massive Ballymoney, Ulster, Ireland and Tommy Bowe fan) and her hair which has never the same colour for any longer than 6 weeks, no one knows her natural hair colour.

T: 028 2563 1555




Business Development Manager in Engineering & Industrial


Known for his direct approach and quick thinking, Gary specialises in the Engineering and Manufacturing sector knowing that time is money he prides himself in quickly understanding the requirements and delivering the best-fit candidates for the role.


Gary completed CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management in 2016 and now a Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute, has an Honours degree in Sports Development with Business and is a regular attendee at Northern Ireland chamber events. 


He has coached football to a junior and semi-pro standard in New York City, now back home he helps out with local football teams.



T: 028 2563 1555



Account Coordinator Engineering & Industrial


Known for his energy and optimism, Leroy has 6 years experience in Manufacturing Quality Assurance with Moore Concrete. The skills & knowledge gained has been evident in his work with Riada to help recruit in this industry. Leroy has a strong local network in the Ballymena & Antrim area and actively promotes the Riada service.


Leroy has an engaging personality, a love of good coffee, plays football, DJs and a father of a young energetic family.



T: 028 2563 1555






Training & Compliance 

Known for her project management skills and a trick of all trades, Annita graduated as a Civil Engineer and has been part of the Riada team since 2010. Recently made responsible for marketing, Annita is a problem solver and keen to develop the procedures and processes to make recruitment for the Riada Team, Candidates and Employers more efficient.


Outside of the office, she will be found either on a bike or at the local Sports Club coaching, playing and fundraising.

T: 028 7032 6600




Business Development Manager in Industrial & Hospitality


Known for her careful decision making, Heather always considers how her candidates will best fit in a company taking into account its culture as well as the role. Heather is the longest standing employee at Riada and with experience in the Recruitment industry since 2000.


She achieved a Certificate of Personnel Practice and now specialises in placing qualified professionals in areas such as Food, Agriculture & Pharmaceutical.


Outside of the office, she can often be found on the sidelines of Coleraine Rugby Club Mini Section cheering on her twin sons.






T: 028 7032 6600




Business Development Manager in HR, Accountancy & Office Services


Known for her ability to build strong lasting customer relationships, Nyree has 13 years of specialist knowledge of Accountancy & Finance recruitment. She previously worked for Hays Recruitment and takes pride in providing an unrivalled recruitment service to both candidates and clients.


Nyree is an active member of a local PTA, lived in England for 15 years and played Netball for a local league

in Kent!









T: 028 7032 6600



Accounts & Payroll Manager


Known for strong work ethic, Jill holds a tight ship in the Accounts office. Jill is task focused and rises to the challenge being very resourceful. She holds ACCA and Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland qualifications and is key to the long-term financial plan of Riada. Jill oversees the complex payroll process and is also responsible for credit control.


Outside of work, Jill is family orientated and a fitness fanatic, not intimidated by an Insanity workout.




T: 028 7032 6600




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