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". 

Phil Arnold

Partnership & Recruitment Manager

I have worked for Greene King for 14 years and have been operating in the pub sector for 26 years. Predominately as an operator I have worked in south-east, East Anglia and London. With extensive knowledge of the leased and tenanted market I have moved into a new and exciting role within Pub Partners as Partnership & Recruitment Manager. I have been fortunate enough to work with many fantastic licensees and I intend to use my knowledge, experience and networking to help attract only the best operators to Pub Partners. Away from work I enjoy watching and taking part in football, cricket and golf.