Simon Wynne establishes headhunt search firm Wynne Consulting with a clear focus on organic growth.
The company’s initial focus is servicing the Automation sectors.
Simon chooses to employ people with a long-term vision and without previous recruitment experience so he can grow a team with a different approach to headhunt search, building an in depth understanding and expertise of sectors to service.
Chris Birchett joins the business and the company extends its workforce to four, broadening the focus to look at MES & Industrial I.T.
Matthew Foster joins the business and extra office space is taken out for a team of seven staff. The company moves into recruitment of sales professionals within Automation & Control.
The team grows to nine staff, with market sectors serviced now including Switchgear, Power Distribution, Renewable Energy and Instrumentation. The company completes its first board level assignment. Headhunt search fee turnover exceeds £250,000 for the first time.
More new office space is taken out as the company extends the workforce once again, to 11 staff. Core areas now include Oil & Gas, Rotating Machinery and Automated Warehousing (Logistics). The company celebrates the successful placement of its first candidate to earn over £100,000 basic salary.
Team growth continues despite a tough economic climate – turnover exceeds £350,000.
FMCG recruitment operation is launched with turnover exceeding £420,000. Successful placement of first candidate to earn over £100,000 basic salary
Team extended to 15 people with consolidation and strengthening of core sectors. First business secured in mainland Europe with £40,000 worth of business in Benelux, Germany & France.
Development of Subsea Oil & Gas sector recruitment service and expertise. Further growth in end user Process Manufacturing in the North West and expansion of European operations.
2016 & 2017
Team grows to 18 staff, boosted by significant growth in turnover (£780,000). Launch of dedicated industrial I.T. sales & software headhunt search operation.
Record turnover secured by the group, underpinned by growth in all of our core areas. Saw progression in our new “contractor” business supplementing our core activities; and we made significant inroads into the Enterprise Software & Industrial I.T. sector – which were core objectives for 2017.
Consolidation sees us continue to grow our core business areas, with a major focus on growing key corporate relationships. Growth in all core market areas in UK and mainland Europe, as well as in sales, management and engineering positions.
Had our record Quarter in Q1 2020 but then COVID hit and we were forced to cease all operations & furlough the entire business during April, May & June 2020. All of our Face-to-Face interviews were cancelled in a 24hr period mid March 2020 and like all permanent recruiters we were in trouble. Quick actions & solid decision-making helped us hibernate until an eventual staged restart of operations in July 2020. Sadly we had to lose 4 loyal and dedicated colleagues to ensure we survived the storm. Their understanding will always be appreciated by us all.
Emerged from COVID leaner & better to achieve our record year of turnover. Up 50% from our previous high of 2018. Recruited 2 new hires in Q4 2021 allowing Luke & Becky to move into full Consultancy roles.
2022 & beyond:
- Continued organic growth and expansion of our team. Our leaders are grown from within.
- Development of dedicated service for financial, legal and banking sectors.
- Long term objective to grow a world class team of 100 sector specialists’ by 2030.