Greenfield IT is located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. A beautiful West Midlands market town 5 miles from the Welsh border. Finding experienced IT recruiters has proved tricky. While we have been lucky on a couple of occasions, where experienced people have relocated into the town. Our nearest competitor is based 30 miles away, as a result, most of our consultants are homegrown and come from a variety of backgrounds. Vicky Heard is a great example of how to become a tech recruiter!
People have joined from retail management, hospitality, travel and sales backgrounds. All with the energy and enthusiasm required for recruitment has been a great success.
One story stands out amongst our team:
Vicky Heard joined the business in 2012 as a consultant. She had broad multi-sector recruitment experience and decided she wanted to work with a company in a specialist sector with a good reputation. This would allow her to build her business without repressive KPI’s.
Starting from ground zero with no clients and under contractual restrictive covenants from her previous employer. Vicky had to use all her sales and marketing skills to build up her client base from scratch.
Things progressed quickly with Vicky consistently over-performing against her targets. After a year Vicky hired her first member of staff “as a resourcer”. This was to help her service her client base and this team has now grown steadily ever since.
Three years as a successful team leader, Vicky was deputising for the Directors. Acting as an escalation point for any queries and questions both internally and externally. She was seen as a role model for newer members of staff.
In March 2018, as a reward for her loyalty and continued stellar performance Vicky was promoted to the board of directors and also issued shares in the business.
If you would like to find out more about Vicky’s experience and expertise and how to become a tech recruiter, click here.