Darinka Bradley | Managing Director
Darinka’s passion for recruitment runs in the family - her mother was a key figure in the industry! Following a very successful career working for several of the large recruitment players, Darinka followed in her mother's footsteps, kick-starting a career in the talent resourcing industry.
It wasn't long before the mother-daughter duo joined forces and began their own recruitment business in 1993. This proved to be an exciting and highly regarded partnership culminating in two branches providing a full recruitment service to an extensive client base.
Upon her mother’s relocation to Spain, Darinka decided to continue with the business and relaunched under Aldena with the same staff, work ethic, traditional values and heritage.
Role Model: Karen Brady
Crush: Robbie Williams
Fav Food: Praline and Cream Ice Cream
Fav Drink: Peach Bellini
Fav Film: The Greatest Showman
Mark Polloway | Associate Director
Mark is a high-achieving Director and Business Leader with over 25 years senior Sales and Commercial Management experience across the corporate and independent sectors. Leading companies including Philips & GE Lighting. Implementing strategies to propel organisations to market leadership while seeking value-adding solutions to drive growth, profit and the promotion of a positive organisational identity.
Expertise with business start-ups and acquisitions, working in the corporate and SME arenas within B2B and B2C along with E-Commerce and Online Retailing environments.
We are delighted that Mark joined forces with Aldena, resulting in a strong alliance.
Role Model: My Mother
Crush: Heather Locklear
Fav Food: Thai
Fav Drink: Disaronno & Coke
Fav Film: East is East
Lisa Assili | Talent Resourcing Executive
Lisa is an experienced Recruiter and Resourcing Executive having been in the recruitment industry for over 20 years. She has been working with Darinka and the team at Aldena since 2006 and prior to this spent 10 years working on a busy Recruitment desk for a successful high street brand.
She loves what she does and feels empowered and energised sourcing top talent for our enviable client base. Lisa is a unique recruiter and we are very lucky she is part of our team.
Role Model: Malala Yousafzai
Crush: Justin Timberlake
Fav Food: Anything Italian!
Fav Drink: Champagne
Fav Film: Notting Hill
Harry Polloway | Talent Resourcing Executive
Harry hails from a Retail Management background working for high-end luxury stores including Flannels and Ted Baker.
After experiencing a career in sales and relationship building which included recruitment responsibilities, Harry decided to follow in his father's footsteps and embark on a journey into the world of talent management.
He is an approachable and versatile individual with an unbridled sense of commitment and professionalism who we know will prove to be an invaluable asset to the team .
Role Model: Richard Branson
Crush: Tom Daley
Fav Food: Chinese
Fav Drink: Pink Gin & Lemonade
Fav Film: Dreamgirls