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Simon Barrett

Simon Barrett


Our first employee way back in 2003

Over 500 placements made since he joined us

Over 10 years as recruiter of choice for two of Yorkshire’s largest employers

Simon has worked in IT recruitment for over 16 years with the last 13 of those spent at the Bridge. Indeed Simon was one of the original three personnel who hit the phones (remember those?) on our first day of trading. Not only did Simon make our very first placement but he can take great satisfaction in his huge contribution to our growth into the widely admired business we have today.

Simon takes enormous pride not only in the vast number of people he has helped over his time with us, but also in the number of friends he has made along the way. These are customer and candidate alike. The duration of his key relationships, many of which are into a second decade, allied to the number of candidates returning to him after many years in successful placements, tells its own story.

Outside of work Simon has been happily married to Annie for nearly 10 years now and has a wonderful son. As a keen sportsman and avid follower of both Leeds United and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Mondays can be a real trial at the mercy of his colleagues. Recently Simon competed in a white collar charity boxing event in front of 2000 spectators at Elland Road where he managed to raise £1000 for cancer research. What a knock-out guy!

“I have worked with Simon for over 10 years now and he brings great energy, industry knowledge and integrity to all his engagements and is extremely professional at all times. The Bridge have both placed me, and placed people with me, so I can say from experience that the service provided, attention to detail and approach are excellent on both sides. Most importantly, Simon and the Bridge are one of a rare breed of recruitment specialists that provide real value! I would definitely recommend both Simon and the Bridge to anyone I know who is looking for help on either side of the recruitment process.” Cyril Law, Technical Solutions Director, Callcredit