Meet The Team

Senior Leadership Team

Denise Buchan
Managing Director

Denise is one of the UK’s highest performing recruitment professionals and has over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. During this period, she has been responsible for running some of the largest and most successful offices, regions and clients in the sector, winning numerous industry accolades and awards along the way.

Having successfully operated at the top of the industry for so long, and witnessed the slow decline of ethics and integrity in the recruitment business, Denise has established Classic Consulting in order to ‘do things better’. She and her fellow founders passionately believe that it is possible to combine ethics and integrity in business and still make a commercial success of it. The result is Classic Consulting.

Very much ‘hands on’, Denise is available personally 24/7 to discuss your next career move or vacancy.

Gary Laurence

Currently an advisor to a number of Boards within the sector, Gary is a regular speaker at International Recruitment events and frequent press contributor. He is an ambassador for The Princes Trust, mentoring young entrepreneurs, and was a judge at the 2013 National Business Awards. Gary was voted “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2004, won “Entrepreneur of the Year “at the National Business Awards in 2005 and was recognised for “Lifetime Achievement “in 2006 by the Recruitment Industry.


Denise Bishop FCCA FMAAT
Finance and IT Director

Accomplished, commercially hands on finance professional whose blend of experience at Board level, encompassing Finance, Internal Audit, IT, and HR, has been fundamental to the controlled growth and management of change within Classic Consulting (UK) Ltd.  

An individual who brings excellent line, project and change management skills combined with a realistic approach and sense of humour to the task of setting and achieving the highest standards. Results driven with a talent for business partnering ensuring business growth is delivered with  incredible success in delivering top line and bottom line growth together with improvement in cash management.

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