About Us

Meet Our Associates

Having launched in 2020, led by our CEO, Richard Edge, we have taken great joy in helping professionals across 31 different countries make substantial change in their careers and their lives. 

Our clients so far have achieved success in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, South Africa, Haiti, Fiji, Brazil, Singapore, China, India, Russia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Italy, and more.

Using our unique blend of international experience, passion, AI, commitment, and an ability to understand how to progress, we have maintained our 100% success record for our client partners and it is our mission to keep this intact. 

In our first year we were delighted to win the Silver Award for Best StartUp – Professional and Financial Services at the UK Business Awards 2021 and will continue to strive for excellence in all of our interactions with our clients and commercial partners. In our third year, we were nominated for the Best Newcomer Category for our first TedX Talk in 2023!

For regular content related to careers, be sure to follow our Company Page on LinkedIn to boost your network.

Richard Edge, MBA, FCIPD, LLB (Hons)

Founder and Lead Partner

Richard is an internationally acclaimed Careers Coach and HR/OD Specialist.

Having worked on a global scale across multiple sectors, he has helped individuals find fulfilling careers across all cultural, industrial and geographical boundaries, whether they be undergraduates or C-Suite executives, politicians, governmental national leads and at all levels in between.

Richard founded Careerships with a vision of creating accessible, people-focused, world-class career support for those that want to really take action and give themselves the best possible chance of having a fantastic, fulfilling and rewarding career. Richard’s passion is to help people in building their professional relationships and maximising their own potential. He welcomes enquiries from any professionals or undergraduates seeking to take the next step forward in their career!

Sara Banares

Chief Marketing Officer

Sara is an International Business and Marketing Graduate, and has been working with Careerships since it’s birth in 2020!

To get in touch with Sara with all things Careerships and Marketing related, send an email and connect on LinkedIn.

Nicki Smith


Having worked in Healthcare for the whole of her career, starting as a nurse and branching into senior leadership roles locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; specialising in crisis management and resilience, Nicki has represented the NHS on national and international stages and is a huge supporter of the NHS in all its complexity!

Having been a lead figure in ensuring the health systems in London were ready for the 2012 Olympics and those in Qatar were ready for the 2022 World Cup, Nicki has got everything covered. There is no area of emergency resilience she has not specialised in!

Nicki also has substantial experience in mentoring and developing colleagues’ skills and experience, working closely to build confidence and encourage potential, and understanding the barriers to personal development and the skills to support and overcome them.

Helga Edge, MBA


Helga is an internationally acclaimed Careers Consultant who has specialised in writing CVs, Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Bios and Interim Profiles. With 30 years knowledge of the jobs market, Helga brings a substantial level of experience and an extensive network to Careerships. 

Having worked with clients worldwide and having been based in Spain for the last decade, Helga has developed a particular specialism for helping those located within the European Union. Helga's expertise spans executive career change and sector change across international boundaries.

A proud wife and mum to 3 children, Helga enjoys helping people to take a flexible approach to securing not just a job, but also a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Damon Ho


To get in touch with Damon, follow our social media pages or email info@careerships.com

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