Meet the people behind Buckingham Futures

Ketan Dattani


Ketan holds 23 years of Environmental Health recruitment experience. He is the Founding Owner and CEO of Buckingham Futures. 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 providing careers guidance, CV writing; interview technique workshops, and conducting mock interviews with those looking to embark on a career within the Environmental Health sector.

Shaquelia Gittens

Compliance Team Leader

Shaquelia joined Buckingham Futures in 2017 as a Recruitment Administrator. Since then she has fulfilled the roles of Recruitment Resourcer, Specialist Consultant and she is now the Compliance Team Leader.

She assists local colleges, schools, and Universities in providing career advice and workshops.

In her spare time, Shaquelia enjoys reading, watching sports and going to concerts.

Ricky Sharpe

Principal Consultant - Environmental Health (Commercial) & Licensing

Ricky leads the Commercial Environmental Health, Licencing & Town Planning divisions at Buckingham Futures. He joined Buckingham Futures in 2017 and has been involved in all disciplines within Environmental Health and has introduced candidates to both local government and within the private sector.

He has a passion for guiding the next generation of Environmental Health professionals to help further their career being invited by accredited universities as a guest speaker assisting the graduates to secure entry-level opportunities. Outside of work, Ricky is a passionate musician and is a keen traveller.

Waeys Caydiid

Recruitment Administrator

Waeys is a recent graduate from Queen Mary University of London, where he has obtained a First Class Honours degree in Business Management. He is a Recruitment Administrator at Buckingham Futures and works closely with the Recruitment team to provide an efficient recruitment service to candidates and clients alike.

Outside of work Waeys enjoys watching an array of documentaries and spending time with friends and family.

Hetal Taeler

Recruitment Resourcer

Hetal Taeler works in the Resourcing team and is responsible for managing candidates’ aspirations to ensure they find the right role as well as carrying out pre-employment and compliance checks in line with relevant legislation.

Outside of work Hetal has a keen interest in artistic pursuits and enjoys travelling, experiencing new countries and cultures.

Jacques Shepherd

Specialist Consultant - Residential Division (Environmental Protection, Streetscene and Private Sector Housing)

Jacques is a Specialist Recruiter at Buckingham Futures and is the Lead Consultant for the Residential Environmental Health Enforcement divisions.

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. 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.


Nick Cheung

Marketing Executive

Nick graduated from Brunel University in 2017, with a postgraduate degree in Computer Science.

Having previously worked in administrative and hospitality roles, Nick joined Buckingham Futures in February 2022 as a Recruitment Resourcer. With a primary focus on candidates, he works alongside our Residential recruitment division in Environmental Health.

Nick is constantly searching for ways to expand his knowledge, especially through practice. He is excited to start his career in recruitment and grow alongside the company.

Outside of work Nick enjoys travelling the world, watching an array of superhero movies and video gaming.


Lakshan Bhagwandeen

Recruitment Resourcer - Residential Division

Lakshan initially joined the Commercial Environmental Health team at Buckingham Futures. With a background in finance and investment, a postgraduate degree in Housing Studies from the University of Stirling, and a fire to kick start his career in recruitment, he has gone from strength to strength since joining us and moved into the Residential Environmental Health team.


When Lakshan is not engrossed with learning about Environmental Health recruitment, he enjoys being active – going to the gym, biking, hiking, football and most recently textile work such as embroidery. 


Gautam Gurung

Recruitment Resourcer - Commercial Division

Having graduated with a Business Management degree from the University of Kent, Gautam enjoys working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and possesses a broad understanding of operations management, sustainability and marketing.

He is passionate about professional development and a career in our Commercial division will enhance his professional capabilities.  

With a background in business management and sales, Gautam brings a range of skills and knowledge as well as genuine enthusiasm to help Environmental Health professionals find the right career for them. 

Outside of work, Gautam enjoys shopping, keeping fit and socialising with friends.



Head of Barketing

Romeo 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.