Meet the Davidson Gray partners.
Don’t just take it from us. See what our current partners have to say about their experience of setting up as a startup recruitment business with Davidson Gray. No one business is the same; every one is as different as the people behind them. Discover where they are now and how they got there. If they can achieve it so could you.
Jonathan Taylor, MD of Taylor Higson enjoyed being a sole biller for the first two years in business, waiting for the right first employee. In 2016 he found his first employee and got serious about building his business. 18 months later Taylor Higson moved to a 30 person brand new office to cope with the existing and future growth. The business now operates in the Print, Packaging, HR, Manufacturing, Construction, Lighting and FMCG sectors.
“Rhys is fantastic to work with. I had no management experience when I set out to build this business, but with Rhys’s mentoring and coaching I’m now building a multimillion pound business, pretty scary really. I said to Rhys I want to invest in my staff so they all have the best possible chance to become super billers and managers of the future, so he now comes in every week to coach and mentor not only me but every member of the team. If you are thinking of setting up your own recruitment consultancy I would definitely advise speaking with Rhys.”
– Jonathan Taylor Owner Taylor HigsonView Website
Property Recruitment specialists Lisa Clifton and Rachael Gray have over 20 years of experience, nevertheless it was still magnificent achievement to place 4 candidates in the first 2 weeks in business! However I backed Rachael and Lisa not because they are first class recruiters but for their vision on how they want to build their business. Their forward thinking on building the business today for how they want it be tomorrow fits perfectly with how I believe really successful businesses grow.
“Rhys has completely taken the stress out of establishing our first business. We were looking for a partner who would offer support and guidance in the areas we needed. Although we were both very experienced recruiters, we wanted the reassurance of having a support network that would allow us to do what we do best, recruit! Rhys has over delivered on all his promises and offers excellent mentoring in the areas we need to learn as new business owners. We feel that we’ve found the perfect balance of full autonomy to run our business our way, with the knowledgeable support of a business partner who has a proven track record of growing successful recruitment companies.”
– Lisa Clifton Owner Clifton GrayView Website
Recruitment to Recruitment Specialists
Joanne Green was the first recruiter Rhys helped set up in business as Spencer Hunt. Established now for over 11 years Spencer Hunt is firmly established as a specialist executive headhunter for the Recruitment to Recruitment sector both in the UK & Globally. Proactively approaching the highest achieving recruiters, Spencer Hunt is also retained by a number of clients for international, senior and board level positions as well as consultants and Graduate entry level posts.
“As a very successful billing recruiter I wanted to build my own business but was put off by the initial business set up and the concerns on how to run a business. Rhys helped solve this by undertaking the initial business set up, taking care of the business operational aspects so I could generate fee’s and build a team around me. 10 years on Rhys has helped me grow as a business owner, & he still deals with the parts of running a business I have no passion for, accounts being one, leaving me to do what I’m best at, selling! My advice to anyone thinking of setting up a recruitment business or looking for a business coach to help take their business to another level, speak to Rhys.”
– Joanne Green, Managing Director Spencer Hunt
What I loved about Dan and Anthony was their entrepreneurial ambition to offer more than a standard recruitment business. Not only does their Business Alderpoint offer contingent and headhunting solutions to the property industry they have expanded into market mapping and even brokering land deals. Always one to support the entrepreneurial spirit, a second offshoot business totally dedicated to land brokerage is already in planning to launch soon.
“Myself and Anthony are experienced recruiters and we know our market well. What we needed in a business partner was someone who could offer support and guidance in transitioning us from corporate recruiters to business owners. Rhys is the perfect man for this. Rhys has been there and done it. He has walked the path we are taking, and has been successful. He listened to our ideas, he was enthused, he gave us energy, guidance – and sense of reality when we needed it! We are a year in and Rhys keeps delivering. Every day/week/ month we face new challenges. Every new situation Rhys knows what we are going through and he supports us in the best way. I would not hesitate in recommending a partnership with Rhys.”
– Daniel Cooper co-owner Alderpoint PartnersView Website
Rhys Builds Businesses
Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in
After selling his last direct recruitment business interests, Rhys can now devote all of his time to the businesses he has the most passion for, the Davidson Gray partner businesses. The release from any other business distractions means he can truly immerse himself into helping the Davidson Gray partner businesses get to where they want to be, faster. Rhys knows that to build something great you have to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in and Davidson Gray will produce some truly great businesses.
Many successful self-employed recruiters have grown their businesses because they once made the brave decision to venture on their own. We’re ready, so what are you waiting for?
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