Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Strategic appointments at de Poel

Due to continued rapid business growth – and after a recent management buyout led by CEO Andrew Preston and his senior management team – neutral vendor recruitment outsourcing specialist de Poel has made a duo of key appointments.

Welcoming James Parker and Tim Flanagan to the group, their appointments will see them assume responsibility for leading business development, and strategy and commercial respectively, bringing with them a wealth of expertise.

Occupying a dominant position in the market since 2001 for its truly independent vendor neutral solution, de Poel’s transparent approach is revolutionising the way in which organisations’ temporary workforces are engaged and managed. Working collaboratively with a panel of over 3,500 like-minded recruitment agency partners, the de Poel solution introduces clear, effective and cost-saving solutions supported by transformative technology.

As Director of Business Development, James joins following a successful career in recruitment across both temporary and permanent placements into varying verticals, and providing sales and general management leadership for one of the world’s largest outsourcing companies.  

With multiple awards and accolades testament to his extensive Business Development skills and commercial acumen, James attributes his success to fully understanding a client’s needs and unequivocally delivering a solution that exceeds them.

James comments: “In what marks a pivotal stage in the business’ development, I’m looking forward to leading continued growth in line with expansion plans, as we strive to define further innovative solutions that will benefit both our client and agency stakeholders.”

Tim joins de Poel as Director of Strategy and Commercial, with considerable Director-level experience gained through strategic consultancy assignments and holding senior management positions in FTSE 100 companies. Tim has previously held Managing Director positions at Serco and Capita, as well as being a managing partner of a strategic management consultancy business.

Tim will be responsible for driving value across de Poel’s existing client base, as well as developing further commercially relevant and viable propositions to add to the organisation’s current solutions portfolio. Additionally, he will be responsible for strategic development to ensure de Poel continues to meet the needs of its clients. 

Tim says: “I am excited to be joining de Poel, at this phase of its development. The organisation is currently modernising its solutions, which provides a great platform for the next stage of the company’s development. I am looking forward bringing to bear my consulting experience and expertise gained in an outsourcing environment, to drive further value for our customers and stakeholders.”

Andrew Preston, CEO of de Poel group, adds: “In what has been a period of significant change, introducing a new way of working, I am delighted to welcome James and Tim to de Poel, to head up our business development, strategy and commercial output across the entire group.

“Not only do they share an abundance of knowledge within the recruitment, outsourcing, public and private sectors, but each have their own individual talents, skill sets and experience to bring to the table.

“Our people are an asset to helping de Poel group achieve its ambitious goals, and I wish James and Tim every success in helping to drive the business forward in 2017 and beyond”.