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CV, Company Director With Recruitment Background Targets US

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33271
(03/13/1981, male)
List top 5 skills: account management, business development, client development, recruitment consultant, recruitment manager
Short Bio:

I am a confident results driven individual who works hard and pays attention to detail. I am flexible, quick to pick up new skills and always eager to learn from others. After a number of years of industry experience and building two businesses I am now eager to pursue my next position internationally. I have been researching the various options of working abroad specifically the US for the past two years and I feel the time is right for me to make that move.

Current location: 

Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

HR and Recruitment

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

United States


o A self-motivated, operationally-focused and results-driven professional who has successfully built up and run two business’ within the payroll service and domestic energy assessment sectors, developing a proven capacity for the full time management of staff, operational delivery of services and attainment of pre-determined targets

o An ambitious individual who is looking to combine an MA in Management from Aberdeen University with business development expertise and extensive experience across various industries.


Education & Qualifications

Aberdeen University MA Management
1999 – 2003

The Glasgow Academy 6 Higher Level Awards (A & B Level)
1992 – 1999

Chartered Institute of Housing Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor


Areas Of Expertise

 Business Development  Financial Management  Recruitment

 Payroll & Wages  Energy Performance & Assessments  Man-Management


Employment History

Value EPC Ltd Owner / Director 2012 – Present

Paykwick Ltd Owner / Director 2010 – 2013

Diamond Divisional Manager 2006 – 2010

Search Recruitment Recruitment Consultant 2003 – 2006

The Wee Burn Country Club, USA Waiter / Bartender 2003


Value EPC Ltd Owner / Director
2013 – Present

Value EPC provide a fast and efficient domestic energy assessment service for letting agencies and private landlords.

• Carry out domestic energy assessments alongside one other full-time assessor, as well as employing a full-time bookkeeper to oversee the smooth running of the business accounts and financial management

• Maintain and built upon a significant database of letting agencies, estate agents and private landlords

• Oversee that the business maintains an accurate and up to date record of business accounts and finance records

• Ensure that each client receives an accurate invoice and carry out credit control and credit checking

• Maintain a high level of customer service when dealing with clients throughout projects and in the after-sale processes

• Actively sourced new clients through phone calls, referrals and social media outlets such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

Key Achievements

o Achieved a turnover in excess of £70k in the first year of the business

o Increased turnover to £120K in year two and successfully brought in additional full-time staff

o Awarded a large government funded contract which significantly increased revenue, carrying out assessments for wall insulation, boilers, solar panels and loft insulations.

o Has been awarded with the ‘preferred supplier’ status from Scottish Power on the ECO 2 HCCRO scheme

o Successfully built and maintained a strong operational team of employees who make successful contributions to the business’ smooth running

Paykwik Ltd Owner / Director
2010 – 2013

• Provided clients within recruitment industry with a first class payroll service.

• Carried out a range of different services, from setting up payroll procedures, processing payroll, distributing payslips and handling all file returns with HM Revenue & Customs

• Responsible for all business development processes and opportunities, and contributed to the organisations financial growth

• As the business progressed and grew, brought in a new software system to improve payroll efficiency

• Carried out extensive CPD in order to keep up to date with legislation changes and stay current with industry standards

• Regularly organised and maintained a database of clients and used this information to upsell additional services

Key Achievements

o Successfully increased the business’ annual turnover year on year

o Built and maintained a strong database of clients and contacts within the recruitment industry

o Maintained a payroll in excess of 200 workers working on behalf of various different recruitment agencies

Diamond Divisional Manager 2006 – 2010

Search Recruitment Recruitment Consultant 2003 – 2006

Overview of Responsibilities

• Required to identify strong and suitable candidates on behalf of clients and match them up with appropriate jobs

• Received vacancy alerts and job descriptions from clients and actively sourced candidates based on their skills and experience

• Met and liaised with clients to ensure the position is suitable to their expertise, requirements and availability

• Responsible for managing the team’s performance, setting operational targets and delivering quarterly reviews

• Built and established an extensive client base and account management system from scratch



Quidos Level 1 Domestic Energy Assessor 2013

Stroma Level 1 Domestic Energy Assessor 2012


Additional Certifications

English Football Association Level 1 Football 2013

Scottish Rugby Union Level 1 Rugby 2001

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Gold Award 1999


Key Skills & Competencies

Business Development: Holds a keen eye for detail in overseeing the operational development and financial growth of two separate businesses, with one generating £70k in the first year of trading and being awarded a large government funded contract.

Financial Management: As well as handling Value EPC’s credit control, credit checking and invoicing procedures, is highly experienced and proficient in payroll processes, wages and HMRC procedures on behalf of external clients.

Leadership: After working in a senior management role within recruitment, went on to successfully build and run two businesses from the ground up, developing a proven capacity to oversee the management of staff in the attainment of operational objectives, with experience in the coordination of circa 200 workers.

Communication: Places an importance on building and maintaining strong working relationships with both staff and clients through a positive and professional attitude in order to facilitate future business opportunities, referrals and repeat custom.

Problem Solving: Capable of identifying and assessing issues, whether it be an operational or employee dispute, with the ability to successfully evaluate options available and overcome the problem through effective decision making and negotiation.

Recruitment: Spent seven years working within recruitment, developing the ability to identify suitable candidates for specific jobs through effective research, resource management and networking, demonstrating capabilities in working under pressure to meet targets.



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