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Meet the team


Phil Barker

Managing Director

Phil is the ideal person to lead our business as Managing Director. He’s commercially driven, thorough and knows the industry inside out.

He initially joined us as Implementation Manger with a commitment to delivering the best possible customer experience. With his unrivalled commitment to the business and a background with some of the biggest names in the industry he was the natural choice for the role of Managing Director when the group restructured in 2015. As the company now enters the next chapter of its development, Originem will further strengthen its market position based on innovation and exceptional service under Phil’s leadership.

Outside the office life is just as busy; his wife and two daughters certainly keep him on his toes! He’s an avid Manchester United fan and season ticket holder, and a keen golfer. When time permits the family enjoys nothing better than escaping for the weekend to North Wales when the newest member of the family, Harley the Tibetan Terrier, joins them on the beach and exploring the Welsh coastline.


Sara Janicki

Head of Operations

Thomas The Tank Engine, Noddy, Spiderman and Super Soaker water pistols have all figured strongly in Sara’s background, however these days she’s more at home implementing strategy for Originem and working alongside our team of directors. As you might guess she’s had a colourful career and joined us after 22 years in PR, where her experience with the toy industry had prepared her well for life at Originem.

She now knows our company better than most having worked in roles from executive assistant, head of customer services and office manager right up to her current post. Had Sara not sustained a back injury at an Ozzy Osbourne concert though, she would probably have followed her early training through as a nurse. However, the Ozzy concert didn’t put her off and she still likes nothing more than a blast of heavy metal and a good festival.

Jack Shrimpton

Head of Client Services

Progression through the Adjuvantes Group saw Jack Shrimpton appointed to head of client services in November 2015.

Since joining the group, the politics and economics graduate has taken on roles across the business. Rising up from his initial sales function Jack’s valued contributions, including to our payroll and customer service operations, have helped the group to grow significantly.

As Head of Client Services his unrivalled skills in operations management and nurturing strong relationships come into their own. As he coordinates activity across Originem, our joint venture businesses and our outsourced operations.


Lindsay Whitfield

Customer Service Team Leader

Meeting the needs of large volume customer satisfaction with a fast turnaround response is what our customer services team leader does best.

Having joined us from one of the country’s big utility providers, Lindsay Whitfield was drafted in to bring her big business experience into Originem as our operation grows.

Here she’s taking our team under her wing. Lindsay ensures that we deliver the best possible customer experience with industry leading levels of service and support.

She says:

“We leave no stone unturned to deliver continual improvement and to streamline the customer experience. At the same time we spell out exactly what sets Originem apart with added benefits like HR, legal advice, maternity, paternity and holiday pay all being part of our standard package for contractors.”

Right from the word go Lindsay got her teeth into the job and by concentrating on our onboarding process to bring new contractors into the system and ready for their first payroll.

Outside of work she’s a mother of two with an African grey parrot and a bulldog sharing the family home.

Hannah Walachowski

Payroll Team Leader

Here at Originem it’s always a pleasure to see young talent in the making. It’s hugely rewarding and it shows how much can be achieved by investment in training and development.

We’ve had our fair share of success stories over the past couple of years and none more so than Hannah Walachowski.

Having quickly established herself as a great communicator with a passion for doing a good job we wasted no time in promoting her to become our Payroll Team Leader.

With a great ability to adapt and carry her skills across the business she has also worked in our customer services department and so knows Originem very well.

Hannah was in fact the first apprentice to join the company following its management buyout – picking up an NVQ level III in Business Administration along the way. We then appointed her to our permanent staff.

Hannah has her sights fixed firmly on a role in team management with great ambitions for the future..

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