Eleanore Sykes
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Eleanore Sykes

Director - Credit Risk & AnalyticsSpecialising in Credit Risk & Analytics


After completing a degree in Business Studies and a number of sales oriented roles, I focused my attention on recruitment, which I've now been working in for the over 15 years. I love the technical nature of the analytical fields in which I specialise, such as data science, and seeing the impact that those working within Credit Risk can have on the wider Financial Services industry.


I have worked with the directors at MERJE since 2006 when I started out in recruitment and it was an easy decision to join MERJE less than a year after it was set up. Working here makes me feel empowered and trusted. MERJE also supports flexible working to fit in with my family life and offers a fun environment with very genuine people.

Loves & Loathes

I love cheese, wine, and HIIT workouts.

I loathe people who don’t smile.

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