Mike is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading recruitment experts Formerly a big billing recruiter and then Managing Director of an international recruitment group, which grew from 3 to over 100 staff, he now presents to packed audiences at recruitment events around the world. His substantial knowledge of UK and international recruitment markets has been further enhanced by founding (and then successfully selling) Elite, the UK’s only recruitment-specific MD-development programme, where he has worked with over 100 UK recruitment business owners.
Following the sale of Elite , Mike now has a few days available each month to help aspirational business owners take their recruitment companies to the next level. “Goldteam grew by 80% in the last 12 months - to £9M T/O in 2009 - and there’s no doubt that a significant part of that growth was due to Mike’s input. He is an exceptional Non-Executive director, bringing clarity, vision and fresh ideas to the business whilst adding simple structures that improve business performance. Mike is an integral part of our planned growth to £100M T/O.” Naveed Ahmed, Managing Director, Goldteam Recruitment. Formerly a big-billing recruiter Mike Walmsley has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988. He was one of the initial drivers of the international recruitment group, Parker Bridge, before subsequently becoming Managing Director and helping to mastermind a twenty-fold growth in staff size & financial turnover.
His encyclopedic knowledge of recruitment techniques coupled with a sharp and innovative mind has led him to being described as “the original SuperBiller™ - and he now presents to packed recruitment audiences around the world, including Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia, South Africa and Australia. Between 2003 and 2006 Mike filmed 28 recruitment-specific online-videos, covering almost every aspect of recruitment. He also founded and successfully sold Elite Leaders, a highly successful membership programme that develops the careers of recruitment CEOs and business owners throughout the UK.