Service Delivery Director
Hailing from Yateley on the Hampshire/Surrey border, Mark relocated to the coast to study at Bournemouth University, graduating with a degree in Business Studies. Wanting to stay local Mark applied for a town centre based recruitment role. As the interview progressed Mark became increasingly interested in the role and the field of recruitment as a whole. The idea of problem solving, relationship building and, essentially, making people happy really appealed to Mark.
Within 5 years Mark had worked his way up from a resourcer to senior consultant. Wanting to further his career he studied a 2 year Masters in HR but whilst interesting felt that the field lacked the fun, variety and reward of recruitment. It was at this point he and Andrew Little founded Electus Recruitment Solutions in 2003.
In a tiny office in the centre of Bournemouth Mark and Andrew agreed the principles that would shape Electus’ future: A company will only ever be as good as the people who work for it. The environment should promote autonomy and encourage individuals to take responsibility. A quality management system will underpin our professionalism and we should be proud of what we do and how we do it.
As Electus has grown Mark has found he wears many hats but his committed and conscientious nature makes him a natural for the part. He runs the delivery team (albeit through his excellent team leaders), looks after Human Resources, legal compliance, training and takes control of the company finances. His dry sense of humour hides his enjoyment of the variety the position brings but there’ll always be a part of him that misses being the consultant, filling jobs. However, with such a great team behind him, Mark now takes great pride and personal enjoyment from their successes.
Mark is married to Sophie, who he met working within recruitment. Thankfully Sophie now has a new career as a beautician which makes for a more interesting household than two recruiters discussing work. He has two sons, Henry and Stanley who take up most of his spare time with their demands. Mark does still manage to play football on occasion, and continues to follow Aldershot Town who he has supported since childhood. When babysitters are available, Mark likes to go out for drinks or meals and to socialise with friends.