North East Hospitality recruitment team - Adkins & Cheurfi

Melika Cheurfi

Managing Director

Melika has been working in the recruitment industry for over 8 years. She started her career with a large corporate agency, working her way up to manager before making the decision along with her business partner Dean to set up Adkins & Cheurfi. For any permanent recruitment requirements Melika is the lady to call.

Dean Adkins

Managing director

An AFC Wimbledon fan originally from London, Dean is a former musician and Chef. He got on the wrong train to Newcastle years ago and never left. A real people person, he soon realised he was a lot better at recruitment than he was in the kitchen.

Christine Vibrans

Senior Consultant

Hailing from the blue half of Merseyside, Christine has worked in hotels and events since a young age. She now handles our care, education and contract catering division.

Liam Hogg

Recruitment Consultant

Liam is responsible for managing all of the chefs and kitchen porters working in the pubs and restaurants we supply. It’s possibly because of his love of pub food and an insatiable hunger for cheeseburgers, however, that Liam has opted to go with an older photo of himself from back in his slimmer days.

Catherine Bellhouse

Recruitment Consultant

Originally from Hartlepool but now based in Gateshead, Cath has a background in hospitality management spanning over 30 years. Working in some of the North East’s premier hotels and venues, Cath has developed a skill for finding great talent and building great teams.

Now, at Adkins and Cheurfi, Cath is now managing the business in the North West, covering Cumbria and the Lakes. If you have any requirements for hotels, pubs or restaurants give her a call.


Susan Walton

Head of Payroll and Accounts

A huge Rod Stewart fan and Makem, if you need any help or assistance with your payroll queries, Susan is the lady to call

Miami Cheurfi


Just like her owner, Miami is the office diva and likes to rule the roost, mostly found on top of the supply cupboard causing a nuisance

Stanley Adkins

Company Secretary

Stan may not be the sharpest member of the team, but he makes up for it with all the love and hugs he gives out, but only if you can wake him up!

Chloe Walton

Head of Security

Chloe’s bark is worse than her bite, she is always happy. When she’s not busy chasing her tail, she is  helping us to provide a 1st class service for our Clients and Candidates

Reuben Anderson

Office Cleaner

Reuben is the wildcard of the team. Whenever he arrives in the office the room falls deafly silent and waits nervously to find out exactly which Reuben it is we’ll be greeted with. On any given day he can range from snoozing in his bed and chilling out to picking fights with Stan the very next second. He is yet to turn 2 though and which of us can truly say we behaved impeccably at that age?