The Team

Laura Weaving

Managing Director

Laura is the founder and Managing Director of Duo, and has an extensive background in organisational culture, recruitment, people and HR strategy for growth focussed businesses.

Prior to establishing Duo, Laura set up and managed several other high growth international businesses, providing her with key experience in navigating the ever changing complexities of diverse organisational landscapes. Through the building of high level relationships with SMEs to large corporate clients, she developed a breadth and depth of experience around what attracts and engages high performing people.

In addition to leading the vision and growth strategy for Duo, and delivering strategic insight for Duo’s clients, Laura also holds a number of external positions within other high growth businesses, steering groups and boards, giving her a well rounded view of the people challenges, and solutions, needed for high growth businesses to be successful.

Sarah Callender

Commercial Director

Sarah is the Commercial Director of Duo, leading the business’s commercial vision, both internally, and externally with clients. Sarah’s wealth of business knowledge, coupled with her experience as a qualified behavioral change coach, perfectly places her to work with growth focused businesses on leading and navigating strategic change.

Alongside her role at Duo, Sarah also leads the vision and growth strategy for an online technology business, strategically growing high level relationships, ensuring delivery of commercial objectives and directing the internal business culture.  

Sarah’s previous experience includes co-founding a number of technology businesses – focussing on taking new products & services to market, managing collaborative projects and leading on investment decisions. Add to this, her previous experience as a business adviser working with SMEs across a wide range of sectors, and her current external positions on number of steering groups and boards, she has detailed and ongoing insight the challenges high growth businesses face.

Ross Golightly

Non Executive Director

Ross is an experienced Growth Strategist who works with ambitious, growth-led companies. He has over 16 years of experience and has held senior Commercial and Strategic roles across the UK, Europe and the Middle East for organisations such as Electrolux and PPG Industries. His firm, Sphera Consulting Ltd, has a broad client portfolio of high-growth businesses. Ross joined the Board at Duo having previously worked with the company during a 2 year growth period.

Suzanne Williams

Head of Recruitment Strategy

As Head of Recruitment Strategy for Duo, Suzanne works with Duo’s clients on creating recruitment strategies that transform existing recruitment processes and enable clients to recruit more effectively and efficiently to attract higher quality people and predict on the job success. In addition to providing clients with proven recruitment strategies and tools to manage themselves in house, Suzanne also manages Duo’s partnership level relationships to provide a cost effective outsourced recruitment and talent mapping solution. Between clients in the US and the UK, she has a diverse view of the recruitment and talent landscape and key knowledge across a range of roles and industries.

Before working for Duo, Suzanne provided outsourced business & people support to a diverse set of clients ranging from pharmaceuticals to the creative industry, whilst also having a number of years experience across HR, Business Support and Recruitment, as an in-house specialist support to employees and growth focussed management teams.

Louize Storey

Business Engagement Lead

As Business Engagement Lead at Duo, Louize is responsible for building brand engagement between Duo and growth focussed businesses looking for support in recruitment strategy, driving effective change and upskilling leadership and management. With her extensive business engagement experience she has developed a real talent for connecting the right businesses, with the right strategic solutions that facilitate long term, sustainable business growth.

Previous to working for Duo, Louize focussed on building connections and nurturing long term relationships, with high net worth individuals, businesses and introducers. During a 15+ year career within Investment & Private Banking, Louize gained key insight into the impact of cross divisional cultures in a corporate environment, providing an important source of knowledge and experience to the Duo team.

Vicky Scott

Account Manager

Vicky is an Account Manager for Duo, providing essential client support to the Duo team, enabling the business to execute its growth strategy and create real impact with its clients.

Prior to working for Duo, Vicky worked in the Higher Education sector, providing senior administrative support and guidance to academic staff, support staff and students. Her previous experience also includes a number of years managing business functions within the retail sector, supporting stores across the country with recruitment, HR policies & procedures and training & development. Vicky’s experience, coupled with her proactive nature, supports Duo’s fast paced, creative, working environment.