Derek joined the team in 2015. Derek has a London office as well as a family base in Newcastle and is able to meet candidates in both locations. Derek's background was 16 years with Co-Operative Financial Services where he was a top performing Sales Manager and District Manager, before spending the last 9 years there as a Regional Manager, leading a team of 85 Advisers and 12 Area Managers. Following the closure of CIS salesforce Derek was a Recruitment Director and Business Manager of two of the UK's largest networks Openwork and Sesame, helping business owners develop their business through quality recruitment and supporting new advisers as they join the firm. When not at work Derek enjoys football and supporting his daughter's partner who is a professional footballer, currently playing for Crewe.
"I would strongly recommend the services of Derek to any firm. We have worked with Derek for a number of years and he has helped us in our recruitment needs, supplying our firm with high quality advisers. Derek took time to visit us in our office to find out about our company and the culture of our business, so that he could source candidates with the correct fit for us, saving a lot of wasted time interviewing the wrong people. He is always available to call or email and gives a prompt reply."
DL, Principal of firm of Financial Advisers