The BUZZ Team


Ben Crossen APRCSA

Director and Principal Consultant

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Ben is a Foundation member of BUZZ and is now the owner and Managing Director of BUZZ. Over the past ten years Ben has consistently been the top performing Hospitality, Tourism and Travel recruiter in New Zealand and has worked with some of Australasia's top establishments,

Ben spent five years living and working overseas, where he found his calling for recruitment, working in the competitive UK market for two years. With over ten years recruitment experience across the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism sector in New Zealand, Ben has a industry reputation for getting the job done, without compromising on quality of service. , With his industry network reaching a  wide range of job seekers, Ben speacialises on engaging those not actively looking. 

An out of the Box recruiting innovator, Ben is known for his working relationships with leadership and his experience in niche searches.  

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Simon Baker

Senior Career Designer

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Simon grew up within the Hospitality Industry though his parents. He completed his Hospitality Studies at CPIT. Upon completing his studies Simon headed to Europe and spent nearly eight years running Bars and Nightclubs before returning to New Zealand and becoming an Operations Manager for a Hospitality Group in Wellington. Simon then went on to owning his own restaurant for over six years before he found recruitment.

Having now been involved in Hospitality Recruitment for over three years, Simon, as a Career Designer for BUZZ loves connecting quality Candidates and Clients together

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Amy Crossen

Business Manager

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Amy joined the BUZZ team in 2017 after a long sales career within the Hospitality Industry.  After gaining a Business Management degree at Canterbury University, she started her career in Christchurch before moving to Nelson for a short time, and then returning once again to her home town.  She has worked for market leading companies including Coca Cola, DB Breweries and most recently Pernod Ricard and brings a wealth of FMCG, Hospitality and business experience to BUZZ.

Amy's competencies include great communication, attention to detail and strong business acumen along with her leadership.  Her responsibilities at BUZZ include office management, marketing, and assisting the Consultants.

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