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TEAM's Liz Longman passes the baton

TEAM managing director Liz Longman has decided to retire at the end of 2016, having spent around 20 years working in the recruitment sector.

Having started as a trainee manager of a high street agency, Longman quickly progressed through the ranks and ended as a very successful regional director, responsible for a number of branch locations. She was then offered the opportunity in 2006 to head up the fast growing TEAM network and has never regretted a moment since! 


Longman (pictured with Bennett - right), said, “I have enjoyed every moment of my role within TEAM.  To be part of, and lead, such a vibrant network is very fulfilling.  Although I am sad to be stepping down from being the Managing Director I know the role will be in safe hands with Jackie Bennett.”


Jacki Bennett, also no stranger to recruitment as she originally worked for the same High Street agency as Liz, joined TEAM in April of this year as Liz’s deputy. In the intervening six months she has had plenty of opportunity to both shadow Liz’s role and to meet many of the 650 Member locations across the UK. 


Bennett stated, “Whilst I was aware of TEAM and thought I knew what I was letting myself in for, the reality has been so much more. The way the network operates and more importantly the type of people who are part of it, make it a real joy to be part of something that really does make a difference to so many people. I still have a lot of Members to meet and no doubt still a lot to learn, but I look forward to continuing to add to the great things that Liz and her team have achieved in recent years”


Bennett takes up the role of managing director from today (1st October) and Longman will continue to assist until the end of the year. It is hoped that Longman thereafter will continue her involvement with TEAM acting as a consultant on special projects from time to time, not least assisting with TEAM’s annual networking conference.


TEAM is the largest network of independent recruiters in the UK. TEAM provides recruitment and employment services to its membership, enabling its Members to provide all the benefits associated with a local independent recruiter whilst at the same time being able to harness the combined networking power throughout 650+ locations.

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