I have been involved in the Recruitment industry for over 35 years, starting out as a trainee recruitment consultant in 1980 with a Construction Agency supplying people to the Middle East and culminating in running my own business.
I worked my way through the ranks encountering and gaining experience in almost all forms and formats of Recruitment, from permanent placement and temporary contract supply, through retained executive search to the modern day era of managed staffing programmes and overall human capital strategy.
The last 20 years I have operated at board level, co founded and grew Fusion People Limited from start up to a £120m business in 10 years.
My drivers and motivations are quite simple – you don’t just build a business, you build the people around you and they build the Business. I love growing businesses and for the past two years have been gainfully employed as a business consultant and growth coach to many SME and micro businesses looking to grow.
During that time, I worked with Samantha & Josh as a coach on their plans to grow Academy of Sales. So impressed was I with their integrity, drive and enthusiasm we soon started talking about working together on a longer-term basis.
I was extremely excited by the prospect of bringing our respective experience and knowledge together to fill a huge gap in the market for SME recruitment businesses to be able to compete with their larger corporate competitors on growing and nurturing their own talent.
I joined the board as a shareholding Director in June 2016 and am now actively engaged on both the sales training and leading the development of the specialist and somewhat unique Recruitment Academy.