Moving to Amsterdam gave me an opportunity to discover the different culture and recruitment market. I could quickly see that we had to offer an unrivalled service to both candidate and client – an area of the job I feel hugely passionate about.
I graduated from Loughborough University which gave me a solid grounding in Information Management and Economics and exposed me to key areas such as Marketing, Management and, most interesting to me personally, Leadership.
I then went into Sales. Despite being successful, I quickly realised that I wanted something that allowed me to bring more of my personality to work and forge strong relationships. I met with Darren Ryemill and Nigel Ramana and that allowed us to set up the business accordingly. We’re now ten years down the line. Over the last 18 months, I’ve helped to scale both Bristol and London and been involved in helping grow the Benelux offering – starting with Amsterdam.
Moving to Amsterdam gave me an opportunity to discover the different culture and recruitment market. I could quickly see that we had to offer an unrivalled service to both candidate and client – an area of the job I feel hugely passionate about. Today, we have built an international workforce (10+ languages spoken) that is genuinely making a huge difference in the tech markets we support - so much so that their growth is currently sitting at 157% against the previous year.
Everyone talks about candidate driven markets but the Netherlands is where candidate truly is king. This, coupled with how many highly skilled professionals are moving here, dictates the importance of an excellent candidate experience. We have mastered this. With so many of our employees having made the move to The Netherlands themselves, we truly understand what it takes to have a “soft-landing” into the country. The trusting relationships within our team allow us to build a trusting relationship with all of our clients.Back to people index
Regional Director of Opus RS Manchester
“It is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial and innovative company which is always looking to raise the bar.”
Regional Managing Director of Opus RS London
“I joined Opus in the summer of 2016 to run their contract and perm IT business and it’s fair to say I have found everything I was looking for - autonomy, high standards and a genuine learning opportunity.”
Regional Managing Director of Opus RS APAC
“It’s not easy to continually be the best in the industry, but we manage to do that year on year.”
Managing Director of Opus RS Hong Kong
“We are passionate about providing our candidates and clients with a high quality service and always challenge ourselves to continue to evolve, adapt and improve.”
“Opus truly is an entrepreneurial organisation: new ideas are encouraged, heard and often implemented, quickly with full backing.”
“Everyone looks out for each other, and we have lots of fun as well as working hard. Everyone understands that recruitment can be hard and we help pick each other up on bad days. It’s what keeps you going.”
“It’s rare you get to work with people who you would also consider genuine mates outside of work. This helps maintain a positive culture within the team.”
“Whilst Opus today is unrecognisable from the day we set up, our aim is still as clear and as relevant as ever as we embrace and create so many new exciting technologies, methodologies and innovative ideas!”
Chief Executive Officer
“In Opus, I have found the perfect home for my two greatest career passions – improving the workplace and focussing on technology and innovation, both for ourselves and our clients”
Senior Recruitment Consultant
“Opus has a great reputation for L&D. I heard about how good the training programmes were before I joined, and now I can see why.”
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