Ed is a highly successful recruitment entrepreneur, all his experience being within the Professional Services recruitment market.
After graduating from Loughborough University, Ed joined an AIM listed recruiter, quickly became a top performer and was then promoted into a leadership role.
In 2008 Ed founded a recruitment group, which he led for 8 years and grew to revenues of £21M, with operations in UK, Middle East and Asia, before selling via an MBO.
Ed has delivered on a number of strategic transactions throughout his career, summary below:
- Built a strong Teaching & Social Care business, branded as Tempest Resourcing, selling to Paul Bromwich and Peter Archard.
- Led Eximius Group through a structured MBO in 2016, offering a great opportunity to exit the business over time, while also giving a fantastic opportunity for the loyal, committed and high quality management team to progress their commercial careers by becoming shareholders of the Group.
- Led the trade sale of Eximius Energy to AVA Energy.
Ed also founded and leads 94 GROUP a market leading professional services headhunting firm covering the Technology, Legal and Tax markets.
Ed had the opportunity to offer something back to the recruitment sector by being invited to co-chair the industry body APSCo. This role focused on enabling recruitment businesses to be forward thinking and overcoming challenges within the sector.