Meet the Team

Ben Melrose

Recruitment Business Partner

I joined the Pub Partners recruitment team here at Greene King in July of 2017. For the past 7/8 years I have had many roles working within tenanted and leased sites in the Suffolk area and I am now pursuing a career within Greene King. I enjoy meeting people and have a passion for the pub trade so working here at Greene King is perfect for this. I love sports, mainly football and rugby.

Chloe Connell

Recruitment Business Partner

My experience in recruitment started from a young age, studying business and developing my career by being the focal point for recruitment in a horse racing school. I enjoy being a part of a role that can support the progression of other people’s careers. I have a passion for horse racing where I spend my summer weekends at the local racecourse. I am an active runner in the sport of Cani-Cross and have been ever since I was 13. I look forward to meeting new people and turning their ideas into businesses.

Natasha Wade-Guest

Recruitment Business Partner - East

I began my career at GK in 2004 In Licensing.  I  moved into the Recruitment Team in June 2012 where I am now responsible for sourcing people for our leased and tenanted estate looking after East Anglia and Spirit estate. My passion is horses of which I have 4. I’ve ridden since a young age and was the chairman of the local riding club. I like meeting and talking to different people and try to make the experience of finding the right pub with Greene King an enjoyable one. 

Richard Cobb

Recruitment Manager - National

I was a GK Tenant for 7 years in Hertfordshire, then worked in Free Trade covering Cambs & Herts, and for the last 23 years as a BDM with the last 4 years working as a Recruitment Manager. I love to play Golf with my mates, although my game is very varied! I still enjoy it! I love to meet people who want to work in our trade. This is a People Business and Great People make Great Business. I still get the same Buzz when I meet the "right people for the right Pub". 

Sophie Rush

Partnership & Recruitment Manager

My passion for pubs started from a young age, much younger than most I expect, as my parents ran Greene King pubs whilst I was a child. I lived in a pub not too far from our brewery in Bury St Edmunds and have, since then, appreciated what an important role a pub plays in its own community. I joined Greene King as PA to the Managing Director in 2013 and worked closely with his leadership team learning extensively about all aspects of the business. With this knowledge of the leased and tenanted estate I moved into the exciting role of Partnership & Recruitment Manager within Pub Partners. This role provides me with the fantastic opportunity to work with a variety of entrepreneurs all with individual business ideas and I look forward to bringing as many of these to life as possible within our fantastic pub estate.