Recruiters Live Lounge | Get Inspired! | Weekly Interviews with the best Recruitment Business Leader

Recruiters Live Lounge | Get Inspired! | Weekly Interviews with the best Recruitment Business Leader

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Inspiring interviews with today’s most successful recruitment business leaders brought to you weekly. Join us at RecruitersLiveLounge.com as we take you on the journey of our spotlighted recruitment business leader. We start every podcast with their biggest failure before uncovering their ‘eureka moment’ and the actions they took to turn that moment into success. We then ask them what they are working on now and their vision for the future of recruitment. We end every episode with ‘The Lightning Round’ - 5 Questions that will unlock golden nuggets of information for you to take away and use im


#44 Karinna Shields of Concur Engineering talks to Roy Ripper about getting into the right mindset for success.
Aug 10, 2016 • 54 min
Today’s Live Lounge guest is Karinna Shields, Director and Co-Founder of Concur Recruitment based in Coventry. Karinna has worked her way through the ranks of recruitment, starting her career age 17 as a receptionist, moving up to resourcer, recruiter,…
#43 Abigail Brown of Openingz.com talks to Roy Ripper about doing a quality job for your clients.
Jul 12, 2016 • 43 min
Abigail started her 18 year recruitment career in Houston Texas at the age of 22 and when returning to the UK in 2003 she continued in the industry with a brief spell at a national staffing firm, 8 years at an independent boutique agency and also some…
#42 Steven Convery of Concur Engineering talks to Roy Ripper about being the best you can be.
Apr 26, 2016 • 52 min
Steven Convery is the Owner and Director at Concur Engineering based in the Midlands. He started his career off as an old school recruiter – meaning without a “computer” and relying on old school methods, just a phone and the yellow pages. Times have…
#41 Tony Chapman of LinuxRecruit shares his incredible recruitment journey
Apr 5, 2016 • 39 min
Tony Chapman started his recruitment career in 2007 as a Trainee Consultant at a boutique agency in London, initially specialising in infrastructure technology before specialising further into the Linux and Open Source space, quickly becoming the…
#40: Liz Longman chats to Roy Ripper about being true to yourself in recruitment
Mar 22, 2016 • 35 min
Liz Longman is the Managing Director of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) and has been involved in recruitment for over 20 years. Before her current position she worked her way through the ranks to become a Regional Director heading up a region for a…
#39: Amit Somaiya encourages us to enjoy the journey, not just the destination
Mar 14, 2016 • 55 min
Amit Somaiya, CEO at IMS People based in India has over 16 years extensive recruitment experience in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America, working with both agencies and corporates, and therefore has a unique perspective on recruitment,…
Ben Scobie-Trumper talks about working in the golden age of recruitment
Mar 8, 2016 • 35 min
Ben Scobie-Trumper has worked in the recruitment industry for over ten years, a career which started by winning rookie of the year in his first full year for one of the largest IT recruitment agencies in the UK, and then going on to work in multiple…
Kai Murray tells you how to invest in your future
Mar 2, 2016 • 47 min
Kai Murray is the former MD of ‘Search Consultancy’ who managed their period of massive growth and who now is passing on her 25+ years of expert recruitment and business experience via her own management and leadership consultancy business. Kai spent 11…
#36 Toby Thwaites likes to keep ahead of the curve
Dec 15, 2015 • 32 min
Toby Twaites has 20 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry and started ‘Purple’ over 15 years ago. During that time he’s been responsible for Purple becoming one of the most successful brands in the sector winning many accolades and even a personal…
#35 James Blackwell believes self-education will make you a fortune
Nov 24, 2015 • 42 min
James Blackwell is CEO at Ronald James and an ambitious recruiter with a goal to achieve a net worth of £100 million by the age of 40. He started working at age 13 running a newsagents on a weekend. He then bought and sold cars from auction aged 17-19…
#34 Toby Babb on being the hardest worker in the room
Nov 17, 2015 • 46 min
Toby is the Managing Director and founder of Harrington Starr, the London based financial services technology recruitment, events and insight company. He is the Chairman of the FinTech Influencers, The FS Technology Breakfast, and the editor of The…
#33 Christine Tautari
Nov 9, 2015 • 36 min
Christine Tautari is Co-founder and Director of The Needle, a candidate video interview platform, and they are based on the Isle of Man in the UK. Christine is originally from New Zealand where she started her career in sales and marketing. When she came…
#32 Daniel Mundy shares his insights into inspirational leadership
Nov 3, 2015 • 47 min
Daniel Mundy is the CEO of anzuk* Teachers a recruitment agency focusing on teaching and childcare placements across Australia, the UK and Asia. At university in Ballarat, Australia, Daniel completed studies as a Physical Education Teacher and then moved…
#31 Wendy McDougall continues to make waves
Oct 27, 2015 • 36 min
Wendy McDougall is a serial entrepreneur, currently making waves and influencing the recruitment technology space with her role as CEO at Firefish Software. Wendy’s first business ‘9-20 Recruitment’ was launched in 2004 and sold successfully 6 months…
30: Abigail Stevens chats about changing peoples’ lives
Oct 20, 2015 • 29 min
Abigail’s career started in marketing but after 8 years she ‘fell into recruitment’ with Pertemps and ASA International. Abigail maintained a constant top biller status at ASA and to her knowledge, still holds the record of highest ever biller! When she…
#29 Glyn Blaize lights up the recruitment galaxy
Oct 13, 2015 • 35 min
Glyn Blaize had a promising rugby career ahead of him in the late 90’s playing for Wasps, England Students U21s and Rugby Lions but his rugby career was cut short by a horrific sporting injury which saw him in hospital for six weeks. However this was the…
28: Andrew Hairs tells us why its important to take time to think
Sep 30, 2015 • 41 min
Andrew Hairs is the Group Managing Director of the Monroe Consulting Group and is based out in Jakarta overseeing the offices in Jakarta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Santiago and Mexico City. Andrew has over 15 years recruitment experience starting as…
27: Gareth Biggerstaff
Aug 31, 2015 • 46 min
Gareth Biggerstaff is a seasoned leader in Technology & Digital recruitment, having started his career with a large national provider over 20 years ago as a researcher and over time progressing to Director and skilfully building a market-leading…
26: Chris Young
Aug 24, 2015 • 37 min
Chris Young is the Owner of FlexiRec and an active recruiter with over 8 years experience placing rising stars and top talent with some of the UKs biggest and best loved companies including Fujitsu, Hilton Worldwide and SANYO. 3 years ago Chris founded…
25: Jack Parsons talks about grabbing every opportunity
Aug 10, 2015 • 36 min
Jack Parsons started as a sales apprentice 5 years ago after leaving school and started his recruitment career in the education sector for Morgan Hunt. He quickly went on to win best new comer out of around 250 recruitment consultants and in his few years…
24: Darren Ryemill has infectious enthusiasm for success
Aug 4, 2015 • 40 min
Darren Ryemill, CEO of Opus Professional Services Group founded Opus Recruitment Solutions in 2008 but has since grown the initial unique offering into a fast expanding Group which now includes Opus Information Technology, Opus Engineering, Baltimore…
23: Nikki Taylor talks about the importance of self development
Jul 29, 2015 • 36 min
Nikki started her recruitment career in 2002 as a consultant and with her passion and determination remains excited about the challenges and rewards that the industry has to offer. Nikki started her business REJS with business partner Richard over six…
22: David Spencer-Percival tells us that we need to be responsive to change in order to suceed
Jul 21, 2015 • 30 min
David Spencer-Percival was the Managing Director at Huntress Group for almost 9 years before he launched Spencer Ogden in 2010 with Sir Peter Ogden and has always remained the driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With more than 15 years’…
21: David Gittoes talks about creating sustained success
Jul 14, 2015 • 31 min
David Gittoes has worked within the recruitment industry for just over 11 years, a career which he feels he ‘fell into’ after being a golf professional for 4 years previously. He joined Artemis Search over 5 years ago as a commission-only recruiter, but…
20: Lee McQueen leads by example
Jul 7, 2015 • 46 min
​Lee McQueen is the Managing Director of ‘Raw Talent Academy’ which he founded after growing frustrated by the lack of high calibre sales talent in the UK. Now Raw Talent Academy is fast becoming recognised as the number one provider of emerging sales…
19: Nick Johnston reveals how he went from good to great
Jun 30, 2015 • 37 min
Nick Johnston, Director at Recruitment International Asia magazine, founded Wall Street Associates in Japan in 1999. It became the first international recruitment company to receive the ISO 9001:2000 certification in Japan and eleven years later was…
18: Angela Middleton believes resilience always shines through
Jun 23, 2015 • 27 min
Angela Middleton founded Middleton Murray in 2002, after spending time in a variety of corporate management positions. The company evolved from a recruitment consultancy into a Group during 2008 to include some interesting divisions, but most importantly…
17: Gary Dytor is living the dream
Jun 16, 2015 • 39 min
Gary Dytor has been working within recruitment for nearly 10 years where he started as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant at IT Works, but within 2 years started to develop new markets, grow team and was finally promoted to Ops Director. Gary then moved to…
16: Bob Kelly believes staying focused is the key
Jun 1, 2015 • 34 min
Bob Kelly has over 30 years of information technology experience with significant expertise in enterprise systems and founded CareerPlanners Services in 1999 with a focus on recruiting and staff augmentation in emerging technologies. Bob also served in…
15: Tim Watts talks about constant reinvention
May 19, 2015 • 30 min
Tim Watts is the Lifetime President of Pertemps Network Group, which is one of the UK’s biggest independent recruitment agencies with over 1040 staff and 200 branches in 70 towns. Pertemps was started in 1961 by Tim’s mum who took a £500 loan to start the…
14: Dawn Milman-Hurst tells us that anything is possible!
May 12, 2015 • 18 min
10 years ago Dawn left a well-respected career within HR to pursue her passion for diversity and inclusion, and as a result she created Equal Approach as an inclusive recruitment agency, in order to remove barriers for candidates with difference. Dawn…
13: Russell Clements reveals his sliding doors moment into recruitment
May 5, 2015 • 28 min
12: Daniel Faulkner believes your options are limitless
Apr 28, 2015 • 29 min
Daniel Faulkner is a headhunter and Director of Arthur Financial specialising in senior appointments and team moves within the Lloyd’s & London insurance markets. Since Daniel has been heading up Arthur Financial it has seen consistent growth in all areas…
11: Natalie Ellis says “do work you’re proud of”
Apr 21, 2015 • 18 min
10: Tony Goodwin admits he has made more mistakes than most people.
Apr 7, 2015 • 39 min
Tony Goodwin, CEO of ANTAL INTERNATIONAL In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries, Tony Goodwin set up his own recruitment business and named the company Antal – Hungarian for…
9: David Lawrence reveals the path to success is to take massive determined action!
Mar 31, 2015 • 23 min
David Lawrence has been in the recruitment industry since 2000 and is still as passionate about recruitment as the first day he started. As the Managing Director he’s responsible for the strategic plan for growth for Vine Resources growing to 40 people…
8: Alex Raubitschek advises us to take the risk if we believe in ourselves
Mar 24, 2015 • 30 min
Alex Raubitschek has over 20 years experience in the recruitment industry, most recently focusing on the buying and selling of recruitment businesses through his roles at Hamilton Bradshaw and currently Principal at Claremont Board Management.
7: Ann Swain says YOU have to be a control freak!
Mar 16, 2015 • 39 min
Ann Swain is the CEO of APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). Ann has worked in the recruitment industry for over 30 years and is globally recognised as one of it’s strongest ambassadors.
6: Johnny Walker tells us why it’s OK to ask others for help
Mar 9, 2015 • 34 min
5: Kevin Green raises the bar
Mar 9, 2015 • 31 min
4: Doug Bugie advises that you don’t let others’ voices drown out your inner voice
Mar 9, 2015 • 32 min
3: Alice Weightman talks about the importance of passion, energy and drive
Mar 9, 2015 • 31 min
2: Dan McGuire discusses how adversity and failure can offer you your biggest opportunity
Mar 9, 2015 • 36 min
1: What is Recruiters Live Lounge - Introduction with Roy Ripper
Mar 8, 2015 • 10 min