Key Members - Aldena Associates

Key Members


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.

Fun Facts

Role Model: Karen Brady
Crush: Robbie Williams
Fav Food: Praline and Cream Ice Cream
Fav Drink: Peach Bellini
Fav Film: The Greatest Showman

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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.

Fun Facts

Role Model: My Mother
Crush: Heather Locklear
Fav Food: Thai
Fav Drink: Disaronno & Coke
Fav Film: East is East

Harry Polloway | Head of Resourcing

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 .

Fun Facts

Role Model: Richard Branson
Crush: Tom Daley
Fav Food: Chinese
Fav Drink: Pink Gin & Lemonade 
Fav Film: Dreamgirls