With around fifteen years of experience consulting with employers in the UK and abroad. Since 2009 he has specialised in Nursing, Health and Social Care sectors and has become a widely known and trusted consultant to some of UK care's most influential people. 

Sam credits his affinity for the care sector to his Granny, who passed away in 2016 after a five year battle with Dementia. He has led tenders to supply each of the top five private and third sector operators of nursing homes and independent hospitals and notable successes also include finding Dementia UK their Chief Executive and Chief Admiral Nurse. 

Sam believes that nurses are the unsung heroes of society and that great recruitment is a cornerstone of great care. His passion is coaching recruiters to demystify recruitment whilst exceeding client expectations. 

He is described as: 

“a student of the art of recruitment”, “Highly professional, meticulous and skilled” and as “someone who makes the very best of every situation”.

He has also been sought out for speaking engagements and to complete sector specialist research projects. 

In 2017 he was also selected to act as a judge for the prestigious Laing Buisson awards. 


Pre 2008 his clients had included small to medium-sized enterprises from a diverse range of sectors. He had also won and completed assignments for bluechip businesses like Centrica British Gas, 3M and Sage Group. He has been leading teams since those early days in his career. He has worked for Randstad, one of the world’s biggest recruitment companies amongst others and also completed further education, achieving the Level 5 Leadership & Management Diplomas. 


A father of two young children and a cocker spaniel, he enjoys family time, football and the great outdoors. He follows Manchester United and English Rugby and is a particular fan of a good Spaghetti Bolognaise. 

He strongly believes that a good recruiter will succeed no matter the economic or market conditions. Through Recruitment Panda's efforts, he is passionate about increasing the standard of recruitment consultancy in UK Care. 

Sam Sanderson

Managing Director

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