Meet the Team

Founder of Cooper Golding

Paula Golby

Paula is one of the founders of Cooper Golding Recruitment and is passionate about both business and recruitment. Having started her career in 1998 there isn’t too much she hasn’t seen or experienced within the industry. Paula has worked with both multi nationals and SME’s and always strives to offer a collaborative and consultative approach to both businesses and candidates alike, ensuring values and cultural alignments are linked, just as much as skill sets. She feels the greatest pleasure when a successful link is achieved and businesses can flourish and grow and candidates gain their perfect role! Paula is also a committee member of Barnstaple’s Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) where she is keen to lobby on policy, in particular infrastructure and transport for North Devon. In her home town of Barnstaple, she loves nothing more than spending an afternoon walking on the beaches or cycling on the Tarka trail or having food and drinks with family and friends near and afar. She also loves travelling and going away on short breaks to different cities and countries across Europe and indeed the world(when time permits)

Alex team member at Cooper Golding

Alex Farmery

Alex Farmery joined Cooper Golding as a temporary worker, however it was soon apparent that her skills were invaluable. Alex has run her own business previously with her husband and been a Senior Administrator/PA in Bristol. She is ultra organised and keeps the back office running smoothly and efficiently. Having recruited for her own business Alex is also our Account Manager and resources Business Support/Commercial personnel for our clients where there is a continuous need for personnel. Alex really gets to grips with the clients needs both as a skill set but also their personality fit and culture too and conversely really cares about linking candidates correctly to match their own aspirations! In her spare time she enjoys being with her husband and two boys. As well as being a keen outdoor and fitness advocate you may also see her running in Barnstaple or Skiing in the Alps!!


Jessica Williams

“Jessica’s recruitment career started in 2013 as 360 recruitment Consultant for the UK’s second largest independently owned employment agency.

After an opportunity to move on to a Team Leader role for a local agency arose in 2015, Jessica progressed to providing recruitment solutions and business development in multisector capacity, providing temporary and permanent workforce solutions to the commercial and industrial business sectors.

Seeing an opportunity to supply those sectors with a professional contractor and interim workforce solution, Jessica moved to Cooper Golding in summer 2017.

During her free time, Jessica regularly attends a gym, enjoys days out with her friends and family, and goes to the occasional music festival when the weather permits.”