Director, Divisional Manager
“I started my working life as a sportsman. I played golf for Surrey County and was a professional for six years. When I left golf, I spent four years in sales before moving to recruitment where I still find myself 21 years later. I thrive in a competitive environment and I have always focused on good results but also longevity. I was a team leader at MSB (now Networkers) for five years. I then spent six years at DP Connect (IT recruitment) initially as a sales manager and then sales director and at Connect Group for four years as a sales director where I was responsible for the Surrey Office. It was also where I met Rhys Hefford, Sam Foulger and Sandeep Mangat.
“I have been at Digitech since the very beginning and we have gone from strength to strength.
“When I was offered the opportunity to become a director at Digitech, I took it because the idea of helping the next generation of digital businesses evolve by providing the best people, was (and has proved to be) a great prospect.”
“As I mentioned above, the idea of helping the next generation of digital businesses to evolve by providing the best people was a really exciting prospect to me.
“The technical digital industries are a huge, exciting and growing area. But even as we move towards an ever-more digitally-focused world, getting the right people remains at the heart of any resourcing drive. People are the most important part of making a business work.
“Having also previously worked closely with Rhys Hefford and others, we had a natural rapport and shared desire for success. I also saw an opportunity to take a relatively small company into a far bigger brand with a high profile and a great professional name in the sectors in which we now work.”
“In my extensive recruitment career I have always sought to build strong client relationships. I’ve done this by listening and understanding what the client wants, being there when needed, and delivering the right people – taking care of the candidates too.
“It sounds simple, but trust and good relationships take time to build up and are often focused on face-to-face contact, picking up the phone, and attention to detail. These have been the foundations of my working life and they translate well to the Digitech team. The team understands a strong work ethic is the key to success and a commitment to deliver. But we also to make sure we have some fun whilst doing it and remunerate our people appropriately.”
“I am really proud of our work with the Daily Mail Group (DMGT).
“DMGT is a large multinational business at the forefront of evolving technology, especially at the customer-end. It was working with approximately 50 different technology recruitment agencies but Digitech recently won a contract to oversee a managed service programme. This means we are DMGT’s number one supplier of tech talent and one of our team members is on-site, overseeing all the resourcing that is taking place.
“DMGT is a long-term client. I have worked with them for approximately 12 years.”
“Well, as I mentioned above, I am an ex-professional golfer. This does make me seriously competitive!”