About me…

If you have a spare 30 mins, you can watch me share my personal and career life story here, courtesy of Nick Price and Working Films Ltd.

If not, the one minute and 10 second version is below 😉

HR professional, consultant, recruiter, marketer, techy and wannabe futurologist. In the dog world I’d be referred to as a ‘Bitzer’ – Bitz of this, and bitz of that. The first 10 years of my career were text book HR – from gritty ER stuff in a closed shop union environment to the slick end of International HR in a global consumer goods business. A great, if not a little thankless, existence.

The next 10 years were less than text book. I left HR following a bout of chronic disillusionment and dabbled in Executive Search for a short while. I remember being horrified at how backward it was and just as I was developing a plan to change the world of Search, the internet and web 1.0 hit me full in the face.

Headshot 2021

I crammed a lot into the next few years… Startups, starbucks, VC’s, IPO’s, CRM, technology, propositions, powerpoint, strategy, tactics, branding, people, successes, failures, confidence, insecurity, riches, losses, wife and kids.

The next 8 years were spent in the recruitment industry, turning around and running one of the country’s leading HR search and selection firms and also the marketing and technology functions of the parent group. In 2010 I left to do my own thing, helping companies bring products and propositions to market in a variety of sectors, from technology start ups to professional bodies.

In 2012 I became a partner at The Chemistry Group, a team of incredibly talented and passionate individuals who I have admired for many years. Having built our technology I am now focussed full time on Innovation and building out our Lab.

I hope you enjoy the thoughts from Inside My Head, even if you don’t agree with them!

Feel free to connect with me on Linkedin.

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