We work together to define our vision, our values and how we work with each other, our clients and our candidates. We call it the ‘Network Way’. It’s how we do, think, are.
Through this process we realised that we want you to really get to know us, as much as we want to get to know you. This way, we can enjoy every day that we work together.
When we all enjoy what we do, bringing our best qualities, strengths and creativity to the forefront, the possibilities for progress are endless. And we can enjoy the journey.
A childhood spent drawing cars in his school books somehow led Rob into an apprenticeship in the automotive industry and after studying engineering at college and working with design & development for a few years, a desire to ‘travel and meet new people’ resulted in a new career in technical recruitment.
25 years later, Rob is now a Director of Technical Network still completely enjoys recruiting engineers and management professionals for the manufacturing sector.
Outside work, his interests still revolve around petrol, having restored several classic cars. According to his long-suffering wife, he is currently going through a mid life crisis after buying a VW camper van to accompany his sport car.
Rob’s other interests include family, F1 motor sport, golf, football, travel and food. All good stuff and essential for life in general.
Born in Lichfield and raised in Hammerwich, Paul decided to leave school at 16 and earn some money. Having no idea what he wanted to do he started working for an accountancy firm for a short time and worked for a Stockbrokers for nearly 10 years. When the stockbrokers were acquired in 1999, Paul took a golden handshake and transitioned into technical recruitment.
Paul joined Network in October 2002 his second role in recruitment. Earning his directorship in 2012 Paul helped guide the business successfully through the recession and set up the Food and Drink division. He’s still hands on recruiting and enjoys working closely with his clients and colleagues. Amongst other activities Paul heads up Network’s Recruitment Academy.
Paul has a passion for music, food, sport, travel and spending time with his family. His influences span from Morrissey to Mohammed Ali. He is also a retired football coach, who enjoys playing more and for some ridiculous reason has been an avid lifetime follower of Birmingham City, which he believes has strengthened his resolve, taught him how to lose gracefully and celebrate every minor success! We agree.
Stuart is our consultant for the Food, Drinks & General Manufacturing division focusing on Operational and Technical roles in the Midlands and the North of the UK.
In reality, this is all of a side-line from his fantastic comedic talent and ability to turn a pun, which keeps the whole office laughing (or wanting to throw him out depending on your stance). However, just a warning- any jokes about air conditioning- he is not a fan.
Away from terrible jokes and only slightly better recruitment abilities, Stuart is a season ticket holder at Aston Villa (for his sins) and is man of simple pleasures who enjoys spending time with friends and family. He also has the highly unusual and pointless ability to be able to name the capital city of any country in the world. He is a loser but we wouldn’t have him any other way.
Ben was born in Burntwood, Staffordshire and has recently secured a permanent role with Network after impressing us immensely during a five month internship.
Ben is part of the Service and Maintenance team. He’s always confident in finding the right candidate for the right role, however stressful and hard it may be sometimes.
Ben’s biggest interests include his love for urban clothing, nearly all kinds of music and a passion for Gin. He has visited many different towns and cities across the UK for nights and weekends away with his friends. He also thinks that the highs and lows of recruitment are nothing compared to those he experiences as a supporter of Aston Villa FC.
Most importantly, he thinks he is one of the lucky recruiters because he still has an amazing physique and full head of flowing blonde hair. He might be on his own there.
Born and raised in the North East Keith left school at 16 and started working for Glaxo as a Quality Control Analyst many years later he found himself (via Australia) in London working in engineering recruitment where he's picked up lots of knowledge, experience and terrible excuses for not turning up to interviews. He's been lucky enough to work with some great people in his time both candidates, clients and colleagues who’ve given him a passion for manufacturing and recruitment.
A family man with a young son who rules with an iron fist. He enjoys reading the classics (Where’s Spot? Topsy & Tim etc.) as well as chasing the cat around the garden and extensive exercise pushing him on the swings. He's grown to love Birmingham but believe it would be a better place if a few more of us rode our bicycles to work.
Sadia is originally from the North – she was born and raised near Manchester. She moved down to the Midlands when she attended university in Leicester, completing a degree in Biological Sciences.
Before starting a career in Technical and Scientific recruitment Sadia was a secondary school teacher, teaching all three science subjects. Her desire to stay within the science field lead her to start a career in Scientific & Technical recruitment and Sadia is now the Managing Consultant for this division at Technical Network. They can help to recruit for roles in Food and Drink (NPD, QA, and Technical), Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology (analysts, research/formulation scientists, Lab managers etc) industries.
Sadia’s strengths are her positivity, knowledge of the sector, can do attitude and how she works in partnership with both clients and candidates to deliver the best solution and maintain long term professional relationships.
In her spare time Sadia has a range of interests which include, the theatre, movies (particularly thrillers), martials arts (she is a practitioner of Karate and Aikido- Te, having achieved 1st Dan in Karate and a brown belt in Aikido – Te so far…) and travelling around the world at every opportunity. We like to think more about her cheerful smile than the fact she could take us out with one fair swoop.
Josh started his career with Technical Network as an apprentice working towards an NVQ, whilst gaining valuable experience on the job.
On completion of the apprenticeship, he progressed from basic database administration to carrying out most of the companies marketing, website and social media updates and also training others on the marketing systems.
Josh has since been introduced to the world of recruitment, and has been trained to work with a variety of Engineers and Technical Specialists.
His strengths are attention to detail and keenness to learn to really understand the market he works in.
Interests outside of work include fast cars and chicken! Yes, chicken.
Paige diligently manages the weekly payroll at Network and deals with any queries that come up. She also looks after administrative duties for both the Consultants and our Temps.
Her strengths are her attention to detail, clear communication style and her ability to build strong relationships with our temporary workers to provide a consistent, efficient service.
Paige is frequently seen sneaking downstairs to turn the heating back on, or sitting as close as possible to a radiator.
Her interests outside of work include films, painting and art, music, Nandos, and spending as much time as possible asleep or at the very least sitting in pyjamas. She doesn’t wear them for work though.