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

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#44 Karinna Shields of Concur Engineering talks to Roy Ripper about getting into the right mindset for success.

August 10th, 2016


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, …

#43 Abigail Brown of talks to Roy Ripper about doing a quality job for your clients.

July 12th, 2016


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 …

#42 Steven Convery of Concur Engineering talks to Roy Ripper about being the best you can be.

April 26th, 2016


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 …

#41 Tony Chapman of LinuxRecruit shares his incredible recruitment journey

April 5th, 2016


Tony Chapman started his recruitment career in 2007 as a Trainee Consultant at a boutique agency in London, initially specialising in infrastructure …

#40: Liz Longman chats to Roy Ripper about being true to yourself in recruitment

March 22nd, 2016


Liz Longman is the Managing Director of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) and has been involved in recruitment for over 20 years. Before her …

#39: Amit Somaiya encourages us to enjoy the journey, not just the destination

March 15th, 2016


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 …

Ben Scobie-Trumper talks about working in the golden age of recruitment

March 8th, 2016


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 …

Kai Murray tells you how to invest in your future

March 2nd, 2016


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 …

#36 Toby Thwaites likes to keep ahead of the curve

December 15th, 2015


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 …

#35 James Blackwell believes self-education will make you a fortune

November 24th, 2015


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 …

#34 Toby Babb on being the hardest worker in the room

November 17th, 2015


Toby is the Managing Director and founder of Harrington Starr, the London based financial services technology recruitment, events and insight …

#33 Christine Tautari

November 9th, 2015


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 …

#32 Daniel Mundy shares his insights into inspirational leadership

November 3rd, 2015


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 …

#31 Wendy McDougall continues to make waves

October 27th, 2015


Wendy McDougall is a serial entrepreneur, currently making waves and influencing the recruitment technology space with her role as CEO at Firefish …

30: Abigail Stevens chats about changing peoples' lives

October 20th, 2015


Abigail’s career started in marketing but after 8 years she ‘fell into recruitment’ with Pertemps and ASA International.  Abigail maintained …

#29 Glyn Blaize lights up the recruitment galaxy

October 13th, 2015


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 …

28: Andrew Hairs tells us why its important to take time to think

September 30th, 2015


Andrew Hairs is the Group Managing Director of the Monroe Consulting Group and is based out in Jakarta overseeing the offices in Jakarta, Bangkok, …

27: Gareth Biggerstaff

September 1st, 2015


Gareth Biggerstaff is a seasoned leader in Technology & Digital recruitment, having started his career with a large national provider over 20 …

26: Chris Young

August 25th, 2015


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 …

25: Jack Parsons talks about grabbing every opportunity

August 11th, 2015


Jack Parsons started as a sales apprentice 5 years ago after leaving school and started his recruitment career in the education sector for Morgan …

24: Darren Ryemill has infectious enthusiasm for success

August 4th, 2015


Darren Ryemill, CEO of Opus Professional Services Group founded Opus Recruitment Solutions in 2008 but has since grown the initial unique …

23: Nikki Taylor talks about the importance of self development

July 29th, 2015


Nikki started her recruitment career in 2002 as a consultant and with her passion and determination remains excited about the challenges and rewards …

22: David Spencer-Percival tells us that we need to be responsive to change in order to suceed

July 21st, 2015


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 …

21: David Gittoes talks about creating sustained success

July 14th, 2015


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 …

20: Lee McQueen leads by example

July 7th, 2015


​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 …

19: Nick Johnston reveals how he went from good to great

June 30th, 2015


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 …

18: Angela Middleton believes resilience always shines through

June 23rd, 2015


Angela Middleton founded Middleton Murray in 2002, after spending time in a variety of corporate management positions. The company evolved from a …

17: Gary Dytor is living the dream

June 16th, 2015


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 …

16: Bob Kelly believes staying focused is the key

June 1st, 2015


Bob Kelly has over 30 years of information technology experience with significant expertise in enterprise systems and founded CareerPlanners Services …

15: Tim Watts talks about constant reinvention

May 19th, 2015


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 …

14: Dawn Milman-Hurst tells us that anything is possible!

May 12th, 2015


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 …

12: Daniel Faulkner believes your options are limitless

April 28th, 2015


Daniel Faulkner is a headhunter and Director of Arthur Financial specialising in senior appointments and team moves within the Lloyd's & London …

10: Tony Goodwin admits he has made more mistakes than most people.

April 7th, 2015



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 …

9: David Lawrence reveals the path to success is to take massive determined action!

March 31st, 2015


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 …

8: Alex Raubitschek advises us to take the risk if we believe in ourselves

March 24th, 2015


Alex Raubitschek has over 20 years experience in the recruitment industry, most recently focusing on the buying and selling of recruitment businesses …

7: Ann Swain says YOU have to be a control freak!

March 16th, 2015


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.

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