SEC Recruitment’s CEO becomes APSCo Life Sciences sector group co-chair
SEC Recruitment CEO, Stuart Britton, has been appointed co-chair of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) Life Sciences sector group.
SEC has been a member of APSCo for 11 years and during that time, Britton has worked with the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector group, to champion the important role recruitment plays in helping employers find the best talent.
Speaking of the decision, Yvette Cleland, CEO of Clinical Professionals and chair of the Life Sciences group, said, “Stuart and I have worked closely together with APSCo and a number of recruitment businesses over the years to drive best practice in our industry and so when we discussed how he could further support the sector, it made natural sense for him to get involved.
“There are ambitious plans to engage with employers and recruiters together in a neutral environment that facilitates true learning from one another and I am confident that both Stuart and I, along with the rest of the group, can fulfil these plans.”
Britton added, “I have a passion for this industry and I think it is fantastic that recruitment businesses can get together to share ideas, thinking and how the future of the industry can evolve.
“The pharmaceutical industry faces similar issues around talent shortages, attraction and retention, that many have spoken about in the recruitment industry. Employers in the pharmaceutical industry can work with the recruitment industry to share our experiences, collaborate and highlight best practice, to ensure that employers keep their top talent and attract the industry’s finest too”.
Ann Swain, chief executive at APSCo, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Stuart into his new role as co-chair of APSCo’s Life Sciences Sector Group. Stuart has long been an active member of the group, he is a true expert in his field and I have no doubt that he will add immense value by delivering a level of excellence that our members have come to expect from APSCo meetings. I look forward to embracing his energy and interest to ensure that the meetings continue to be packed with relevant, appealing content.”