The JHR Team

Davina Newton

Sales Director

After graduating from Leeds Met Uni with a 2:1 in Business Information Systems, Davina joined the recruitment industry working as temporaries recruitment consultant for the  national agency Brook Street, before joining Jo Holdsworth Recruitment in July 2012.

Since then Davina has worked in many areas of the business, before being promoted to Branch Manager in 2014 and a short 2 years later reaching her forth promotion of Sales Director in 2016.

Davina plays a key role in overseeing our permanent division and works with many of our large corporate clients in PSL partnerships. She is extremely thorough in her approach and always goes above and beyond, offering her clients and candidates ongoing support and guidance throughout the recruitment process.

Davina lives on the outskirts of Leeds with her soon-to-be Husband, 2 dogs and 3 year-old twins! She enjoys sampling the Leeds night life and its many restaurants.

Trivia fact: Davina was once attacked by a dolphin

What our clients and candidates say about us:

  • We started working with Davina at Jo Holdsworth Recruitment in October 2014. We have worked with a number of firms over the years and can say that none have measured up to the service that we have received from JHR.

    From our initial meeting through to candidate placements, we have been impressed with the quality of the service.

    Davina has clearly delivered on her word to provide quality people at an affordable price. She has been a constant source of professionalism and has been a joy to work with.

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  • Davina and Becki provided an excellent service and were very helpful in finding me a new job. They also helped with interview tips which came in really handy as I got a job quickly and I've now been here almost three months and it was a perfect match for me! Very friendly and helpful throughout, would highly recommend😊

    Chantel - Candidate - March 2020

  • I have nothing but the praise for the experience I have had from JHR. I paired a relocation with a career move which I initially found a little daunting so did some research and found an article listing 'The three best recruitment agents in Leeds'. I contacted them all (one was disinterested from the very start and a total waste of time) and the only one that really listened and delivered on what I asked for was JHR. From the initial meeting with Emily to the constant contact from Davina, the whole process has been professional and easy. I cant thank you enough ladies, you've helped me get the sort of job I've always wanted and cant recommend them enough to future candidates and companies looking for staff

    Callum - Candidate - July 2019

  • I was helped by Davina. She was absolutely fantastic. From day 1, she figured out the type of job I’d be fitted too and was professional and helpful throughout the process. I have now been at my new job a few weeks which I am thoroughly enjoying. It’s all thank to the helpful staff at Jo Holdsworth, gave me tips on my interview style and kept me updated. Can not thank you enough - thank you!!!

    Laura - Candidate - June 2019

  • Danielle and Davina were excellent with me, helping me secure a full time position at a large firm in Leeds. Can't thank them enough and would highly recommend to anyone looking for professional and friendly ongoing support when looking for a new job. 😊🎉