#27 Integrity and honour – with Gareth Biggerstaff

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Gareth Biggerstaff is a seasoned leader in Technology & Digital recruitment, having started his career with a large national provider over 20 years ago as a researcher and over time progressing to Director and skilfully building a market-leading recruiting team.

Of course working that length of time in one sector means that Gareth has experienced both the positive and negative cycles of change but has always maintained a hands-on approach to team management and client delivery which he believes has is the reason for a large part of his success.

Three years ago Gareth made the leap and started his own company Be-IT Resourcing with the aim of building an agency to stand head and shoulders above its competitors. Now with 9 staff and an enviable client list, it looks very much like Gareth is achieving all he set out to do.

Click to tweet: Gareth Biggerstaff shares his incredible journey on Recruiters Live Lounge today! 

Favourite success quote

  • Gareth’s favourite success quote comes from his father, Brian,  “If you want something done, give it to a busy man.”

Biggest failure faced in recruitment

  • Gareth realises he made a mistake when initially setting up on his own, as with hindsight he would have taken six months off between leaving his last employment and starting his own business.  This would have enabled him to do more research and start working on his own business fully rested –  also without any restrictions from previous contracts.

Recruitment ‘eureka’ moment

  • Gareth had a massive eureka moment in 2001, when he realised that the service he was offering placing contractors into his clients, wasn’t that different to the one his clients then offered hiring them out again – except for the massive margin they added. He realised at that point that he could compete with the bigger companies, developing a team to deliver contractors directly, and has seen massive success with it ever since.

The crystal ball

  • Gareth can see four main developments in the recruitment business over the next five years, including an increased use of technology to help collaboration regardless of geography, with the growth in remote working and flexible working , also the expansion of services that recruitment business provide.

Best piece of business advice

  • “If it’s too good to be true, it’s not!”

Best business book

Changing Course’ by Neil Frances

Gareth’s final piece of advice – ‘Keep going and do it – regardless of how hard it may get.’ 

Interview Links

Find out more about Gareth on LinkedIn and contact him via email – gareth.biggerstaff@be-itresourcing.com 

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