Meet Our Team

CEO & Founding Owner

Ketan Dattani

Meet Ketan! He holds over 25 years of Environmental Health and recruitment experience. Academically Ketan is a graduate of Environmental Biotechnology and a post-graduate of Environmental Planning and Management. He also holds a Certificate in Employment Law and The Certificate in Recruitment Practice.

Outside of business, Ketan volunteers with a number of schools, colleges, and universities across the UK providing careers guidance. Students can expect CV writing; interview technique workshops, and conducting mock interviews with those looking to embark on a career within the Environmental Health, sustainability and recruitment sectors. Addtionally he is an active volunteeer for charities globally, donating to people in need for resources.

Commercial Division

Jacques Shepherd

Meet Jacques! He is a Specialist Recruiter at Buckingham Futures and is the Lead Consultant for the Commercial Environmental Health division. He commenced his recruitment career in 2020 and has been involved in placing interim and permanent personnel nationwide within Private Sector Housing, Social Housing, Environmental Protection and Envirocrime sectors. He leads the recruitment team developing business in the public and private sectors. Jacques has a passion for ensuring positive outcomes for all and receives very high praise from our contractors and clients. Jacques is bilingual, having lived in the South-West of France during his childhood, and enjoys travelling, reading, discussing current affairs and playing video games.

Residential Division

Saima Shafiq​

Saima joined Buckingham Futures with a background in customer service and call centre projects. Through strategic sourcing, meticulous screening processes and relationship building, Saima is dedicated to identifying high-calibre candidates in the Environmental Protection, Private Sector Housing, and Environmental Crime sectors that can foster client relationships, and propel organisations toward their goals.

She is passionate about responsiveness and ensures she is always available to candidates and clients' needs.

Outside of work, Saima enjoys traveling and taking part in fundraising activities.

She also runs a small business as a henna artist.

Vanessa Mugari

Vanessa joined our Residential Division as a Recruitment Consultant to provide amazing opportunities in Environmental Protection, Private Sector Housing, Social Housing, and Environmental Crime. She has devoted her recruitment journey to connecting passionate individuals with organisations that share a common goal of protecting and preserving our environment. 

Before joining Buckingham Futures, Vanessa worked as a Recruitment Specialist in the Biomedical Sector, overseeing the training and mentoring process for new and current recruitment staff, promoting recruitment productivity, and ensuring all client and recruitment needs are adhered to. 

Outside of work, she loves to travel, bake, and learn new skills. 

If you are an organisation seeking top environmental talent or you share her passion for a greener world, she is here to guide you. Together you can build a brighter future, one hire at a time.

HR & Compliance Department

Saloni Mukherjee​

Meet Saloni! Having recently completed a Masters degree in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire, Saloni joined Buckingham Futures as a Recruitment Resourcer. Her passion for HR and compliance has he leading the HR & Compliance division. She is responsible for dealing with the day-to-day HR and compliance duties. From finances, timesheet queries to account management. Saloni has previous experience as a Human Resources Intern. Before joining the Buckingham Futures team, she worked with a leading US based supplier of test and measurement equipment for environment, chemical and bio-medical test and measurement instruments where she screened resumes, posted job advertisements, scheduled interviews and conducted inductions. Outside of work, she takes interest in traveling, cooking, music and meeting new people.

Donato Annessa​

Meet Donato! He joins us in our HR and Compliance Division to help support the development, implementation, and management of all company operational policies and procedures. Donato ensures rigorous compliance processes are in place so our Commercial and Residential teams can fulfil client requirements and meet all statutory obligations. Before joining Buckingham Futures Donato worked as a Recruitment Consultant recruiting for roles within social housing, IT, and telecommunications sectors. With his extensive recruitment experience, he is eager to deliver the best customer service experiences to our candidates and clients. Outside of work, Donato enjoys writing, books, movies and sports.

Marketing Department

Carl Steptowe​

Meet Carl! He is an expert in digital marketing, social media, SEO content and videography. He has created campaigns ranging from food tips to fitness workout sessions. "Building branding and understanding the audience are at the core of everything I do. Offering a human touch in a digital world and bringing a brand to life is imperative. I'm passionate about finding innovative ways to connect businesses to people in a way that resonates, empowers, and endures. In a world that's forever evolving, I believe in being agile and playing at the edge of possibility." Outside of work, Carl enjoys keeping a regular fitness routine and digital content creation.

Barketing Department


Meet Romeo! He started at Buckingham Futures in 2017 as a Trainee Barketer and has worked his way up to Head of Barketing. At the office, you can usually find him sitting next to anyone who is eating, curled up in a corner, or making himself at home on an office chair. He is pretty hopeless when it comes to his turn to make the coffee, but he makes up for it by being a good reason for his human colleagues to get some fresh air and when he needs to 'nip out'. Outside of work, Romeo is a big fan of barking, digging, swimming and chewing his favourite toys.

Recruiting the Present, Inspiring the Future