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Here at Featherbank, we help health, care and later living providers hire the right leaders, so that they can make a positive difference to people's lives. We believe in culture-first hiring, meaning we understand that skills and knowledge don’t necessarily make for the perfect candidate. We get that changing jobs is about much more than a pay rise. 

Not only is culture-first hiring a priority for our clients, it's a priority for us in our business too. We ensure that our growing team here at Featherbank have the values and aspirations that match our business, which is why we have such a power-house of a team!


Talking of power-house, meet Lee Watson - our Head of Research here at Featherbank.


  1. What was your first paying job? I worked at my local golf club. My first shift washing up went so well that the following week I'd been promoted to gravy boy at the carvery!

  2. What kind of music do you like? I can listen to pretty much anything, so long as Natasha isn’t controlling Alexa.

  3. What’s the best concert you’ve been to? Slipknot in 2011.

  4. Do you like travelling? I do, though it's not something I've done a lot of.

  5. What’s the best place you’ve travelled to? I loved Rome. I need to spend more time in Italy, if only for the food!

  6. Do you like reading? If so, what genre of books do you like? I do, mostly non-fiction and a lot of Biographies though I’m currently reading through the HP Lovecraft collection.

  7. What’s the best book you’ve read recently? This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay

  8. What’s the most exciting part of your job? Helping someone get their perfect next career step.

  9. Where did you work before this position? I worked in the Executive Recruitment Team at Travis Perkins.

  10. What’s your most-used productivity hack? Good question, I’m a big believer in rewarding myself little and often. ‘You can have that donut when you’ve finished that spreadsheet’

  11. What is your favorite animal? Any kind of Shark!

  12. Do you have any holidays planned? I do not, I do have a festival booked however.

  13. What’s something you’re proud of? My son, he’s 4 and can brighten any room.

  14. What’s your favourite food? Sausage and Mash, Pie and Mash, anything and Mash.

  15. What’s your favourite movie? Oof, either The Warriors, The Dark Knight or Pulp Fiction.

  16. Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies? I play the bass guitar in a band.

  17. Do you have any pets? Nope, though my son is badgering me to buy us an Axolotl.

  18. Are you a sports fan?  I’m a Leeds United fan who, thanks to an overly keen father, is named after the club.

  19. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Years of video gaming into the early hours would suggest Night Owl, but I can keep going quite well with an early street.

  20. Are you a coffee or tea person? Tea, hands down. 

  21. What’s your biggest fear? Probably spiders.

  22. What motivates you at work? Doing a good job, ensuring no stone is left unturned.

  23. What’s one thing you’re really bad at? Wordle.

  24. What’s one thing you’re really good at? Wordle.

  25. What show are you currently binge-watching? Black Mirror! And then I’ll probably watch the US Office in full for the 8th time.

  26. Have you ever met anyone famous? Ralf Little once wore my shinpads in a charity football match.

  27. What’s a skill you’d like to improve on? I enjoy cooking but I can definitely be better!

  28. If you could have a career in anything, what would it be? Biscuit tasting? Is that a thing? It should be.

  29. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? I was once described as the future of the Healthcare Industry and I still bang on about it now.

  30. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A marine biologist. But I don’t really like swimming and I never liked Science.

  31. What’s your least favourite chore around the house? Hanging clothes out to dry. It just bores me.

  32. What’s your favourite thing to do on the weekends? I like to have some time to refresh, normally cook something nice or grab a takeaway.

  33. What’s your favourite holiday? I’m a city break kind of guy and there are loads of cities I need to explore!

  34. Can you speak more than one language? I could probably get by for a little bit in German.

  35. What was your favourite subject in school? English, have always enjoyed writing.

  36. How would your friends describe you? Funny and bald I expect. They can be nice people. Occasionally.

  37. Do you play any sports? I used to play football but I snapped my Cruciate Ligament, I’ve tried to dabble in golf but the ball doesn’t ever go where I intend it to.

  38. Are you able to keep a secret? I am!

  39. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? I’m pretty introverted but can tap in to an extraverted side if I need to.

  40. Do you like roller coasters? Definitely

  41. Do you have any phobias? Spiders shouldn’t exist. 

  42. If you could play an instrument, what would it be? I was a trained cellist and have taught myself to play the Bass Guitar and the Drums. It’s been a while since I’ve played a cello, but I play the Bass in a band now. Wish I could play the piano though!

  43. What’s your favourite season? I’d have to say the 19-20 season when Marcelo Bielsa guided Leeds to the Premier League. Oh, you mean like time seasons? Autumn probably, not too hot and not yet cold!

  44. What three items would you take with you to a deserted island? A TV (provided there’s internet), an unlimited Ice cream van and some suncream.

  45. What’s your idea of a perfect day? A lay in followed by a walk with nice views. Good food, a Leeds win followed by more good food and then chilling out all evening.


Lee Watson everybody, what a asset to our team! If you’d like to speak to a member of the Featherbank team, get in touch here. We are a leading executive search recruitment agency helping care providers build exceptional leadership teams. If you are a Senior Manager or Director in the care or later living sector, and would like to keep in touch with regards to potential opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.

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