Service Delivery Director
Originally from Yateley on the Hampshire/Surrey border, Mark relocated to the coast to study at Bournemouth University, graduating with a degree in Business Studies. Deciding to stay in the local area, Mark applied for a recruitment role on the high street and showed natural flair and enthusiasm for the role from the get go. The field of recruitment involved problem solving, relationship building and essentially helping people to achieve great things which were a big draw for Mark.
Within 5 years, he had been promoted from Resourcer to Senior Consultant. With a desire to further his career, Mark decided to study a 2-year Masters in HR but felt that this discipline lacked the variety and reward of that of recruitment. It was at this point in 2003, Mark and his former colleague and friend, Andrew Little, founded Electus Recruitment Solutions.
In a tiny office in the centre of Bournemouth, Mark and Andrew agreed the core 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 adopted many ‘hats’ within the business. Overseeing the talent delivery team, HR, legal compliance, training and company finances, Mark thoroughly enjoys the diversity albeit you wouldn’t know given his dry sense of humour! However, in all seriousness Mark takes great pride in the team and their successes.
And in his spare time…
Mark is married to Sophie and they have two sons, Henry and Stanley, who take up most of Mark’s spare time. However, he still manages to play football on occasion and continues to follow Aldershot Town who he has supported since childhood. Mark also enjoys socialising with friends over a meal and drinks when babysitters allow.