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Building a successful agency: The Bridge IT's James Milner featured in Recruiter Magazine

about 1 year ago by Harry Robinson

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The Bridge's James Milner features in the latest article in Recruiter Magazine, discussing the key to building a successful agency.

When asked to expand on The Bridge's recent success, James said:

"The Bridge has recently been named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the most dynamic and fastest growing SMEs in the UK, and I genuinely believe the team we have is the best I’ve worked with in my 16 years in recruitment."

Specialising in the recruitment of tech specialists, we were singled out by the LSE in its 2019 ranking of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across the UK. The accolade follows further success in recent months for us, as we currently hold a top five position in industry-leading publication The Recruiter’s Hot 100 list, boasting number two among all UK IT recruiters.

On the subject of balancing experience and raw talent, James mentioned:

"Our directors have all been here for over 10 years and they still look after clients. Their experience provides good role models to the rest of the business. But we’ve also had great success at hiring junior people, training, mentoring and promoting them. I’m not just talking about graduates – if you’re switched on, work hard and can build great relationships, education doesn’t necessarily come into it."

"Our success has grown over the years through recommendations. We need to retain that as we grow. Our ambition is to be the UK’s number one IT recruiter, but we’re never going to be huge – we need to balance volume with our focus on strong relationships."

With demand growing for tech specialists across the UK, thanks to the rise of positions in automation, data analytics and AI, it’s an exciting but challenging period for the industry.

He added:

"For us that means AI and data-driven products that improve productivity. We’re quick to trial new job boards and search technology. But we’re keen to involve the whole office to find solutions that work. And now we’re owned by Morson Group, we’ve got a wider network to tap into, too."

Read the full article here

Or click here to learn more about our recent ranking in the London Stock exchange