Meet the Team


  • Guy Barrand

    Guy’s background: Guy is a Director and co-owner of BLT who has been recruiting Indirect Tax specialists since 1998, when he joined the company as a graduate fresh from a Classics degree at Cambridge University. Guy recruits at all levels of experience for a vast array of multinationals and financial services institutions globally, as well as for Big 4, mid-tier and professional services organisations.

    Away from the CV mines, Guy can be found being dragged around the green spaces of North London by his two unruly miniature schnauzers Dexter & Dylan or down the pub bemoaning the lack of quality pop music produced this side of the millennium. Holidays will always involve an ancient ruin somewhere hot, or escaping back to his roots in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Tel: 020 7405 3404     Email:


  • Emma Wade

    Emma’s background: Emma is a Director and co-owner of BLT who joined the company in 1998 after training in Indirect Tax at Andersen and KPMG in Leeds where she gained her ACA. On top of her VAT responsibilities,  Emma spearheads BLT’s Customs & Global Trade recruitment offering, working with a broad spectrum of commercial and consultancy businesses.

    When not glued to the ‘phone, Emma juggles her second job in Hertfordshire as social secretary and chauffeur for her two daughters, and has recently bought a horse called Evie so will be adding in early morning muck outs to the hours spent tidying up after her family at home.

    Tel: 020 7405 3404     Email:


    • Tariq Siraj

      Tariq’s background: Tariq has recruited in the Management Consultancy arena since 2008, and leads the Management Consultancy offering at BLT as an Associate Director. Following a Politics degree from Reading and a MA in International Security from Kings College London, Tariq lived and worked in both London and Singapore before joining BLT in 2014. He recruits internationally for a range of consultancies and corporates across the globe.

      Tariq runs around for both pleasure and necessity, combining half marathons with dashing around after his young family, and enjoys reminiscing about his time spent drumming in a band in his youth.

      Tel: 020 7419 0909     Email:

    • Davey Peyton

      Davey’s background: Davey’s role as a Senior Consultant in the Management Consultancy Team has seen him recruit for a broad range of strategy and operations roles in the UK, Middle East and beyond. He joined BLT in 2019 after training as a solicitor at BPP, and time spent working in marine research and with a variety of charities.

      When not wrestling with arranging interviews in different time zones, Davey is partial to good restaurants, his dog Pinto and finding the exit from various Escape Rooms around Europe.

      Tel: 020 7419 0909     Email:


    • John Barker

      John’s background: John started at BLT in May 2022. Having come fresh from his politics degree at Cardiff University, he has decided to join the exciting world of recruitment. Working as a researcher and consultant for both the Indirect Tax and Management Consultancy divisions of the company, he is eager to build up his network and develop strong working relationships.

      When he’s not supporting the IT and MC teams, you will most likely find him catching up with friends and exploring the many different establishments London has to offer.

      Tel: 020 7419 0909 Email:

John Profile

    • Becky Blackwell

      Becky’s background: Becky is BLT’s Office Manager and Indirect Tax Team Co-ordinator, and whose cheerful good humour and efficiency at all things advertising, social media and IT related keeps the good ship BLT afloat. Becky joined the company in 2007 and has A Levels in Dance, Media & Photography.

      When not dreaming about CV production, Becky enjoys spending time with her husband and Sprout the cat in Kent, and having recently installed an outdoor bar at the bottom of the garden (complete with TV for those essential Spurs matches), is looking forward to having some time to herself on Saturday afternoons.

      Tel: 020 7419 0909 Email:


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