Having graduated from Brighton University with a Media degree in 1999, I had no idea of what I wanted to do next. After working in product marketing within the glamorous world of the office products industry for 5 years, I decided to travel for a year and like most recruiters, ‘fell’ into recruitment on my return.
After a tough start, and nearly quitting within 6 months, things started to turnaround. The long hours, countless business development calls and client meetings all across the South East, eventually resulted in me becoming successful, gaining several promotions and eventually leading several successful teams within 5 years.
I then decided I needed another challenge, one that fitted in with my relocation plans at the time. In 2010 my employers presented me with the opportunity to set up a brand-new HR Recruitment team in Brighton. Within 2 years, I grew the team to three, and was then headhunted to do the same for a rival organisation on a grander scale in Central London. Having met my now wife, the timing worked well as we had planned to relocate back to Surrey at the time.
Fast forward another 5 years in which I helped build two new teams within a hugely competitive and commercial environment, I decided it was time for me to set up The Talent Place.