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Cordant Recruitment starts New Year with a bang with hire of Sid Barnes

Barnes has over 18 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, including 10 in senior roles at Adecco. He has a particular expertise in IT recruitment and is also a qualified personal development coach.

Professional Staffing is one of four divisions within the newly-restructured Cordant Recruitment and will focus on recruiting professionally qualified employees, ranging from High-Level Executives to IT managers. It will encompass several of Cordant’s existing specialist consultancies including Cordant Technical & Engineering, Cordant Dynamic (Microsoft stack and Analytical recruitment), Cordant Procurement (recruiting within the procurement sector), Grosvenor Boston (compliance & risk specialism)  and Grays Executive Search (a search and selection consultancy for board level and senior executives).

Sid will be looking to grow existing business, make strategic acquisitions to strengthen Cordant’s professional staffing portfolio and develop new business opportunities.

Steven Kirkpatrick, CEO of Cordant Recruitment, says: “When I heard that Sid was looking for a new opportunity, I felt a rush of excitement and became determined to secure his expertise for Cordant Recruitment. Despite having many offers, I am thrilled that he has chosen to be part of the recruitment revolution that we plan for the next couple of years, including new acquisitions and international expansion.”

Sid Barnes, Managing Director of Cordant Professional Staffing, adds: “Cordant ticks every box in terms of the type of organisation that I want to work for, being agile, strategic and people-focused. Having met the senior team, it has become clear to me that they all share the same passion for leading change, but putting people at the heart of their plans. Obviously teaming up with Steven again was impossible to refuse as we share the same people philosophy and insight into the future challenges of the global employment landscape.”


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