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Lead Talent celebrates its fifth birthday

Lead Talent, a recruitment specialist management consultancy based on the outskirts of Wetherby, celebrates its fifth birthday this month.


Owner and former MD of Randstad UK, Patrick Maloney, a recruitment specialist with over 25 years in the industry, says he couldn’t be happier and more excited about the future.


The Yorkshire born entrepreneur first setup Lead Talent back in 2012, riding the wave of the 2008 recession. Since that time, Patrick and the team have helped clients generate an additional £39.2m worth of profit following the delivery of their specialist services.


Supporting both the major recruitment players and new entrants across Yorkshire and the North West, Maloney and his specialist team support recruitment businesses with their planning, strategic objectives, talent management, head hunting, brand management and marketing needs. Now, in their fifth year and in response to their client’s needs, they are delighted to announce further expansion with the launch of a specialist training and development division. 


Maloney said, “Setting up a new business in 2012 in what many would describe as a time of uncertainty, wasn’t an issue for me. In fact, quite the opposite, it’s what inspired me to get started. I made my exit from the corporate recruitment world where I’d learnt and achieved a lot. But my role as MD of Randstad UK was no longer for me. My values and ideals had changed and I didn’t necessarily agree with the direction the business was taking. Instead, I took the opportunity to pause and re-evaluate the direction my career had taken and it was from that moment that my vision for Lead Talent Management Consultancy was born.


“It is my belief that by focusing on what I see as the three fundamental areas of any successful business: strategy; leadership; and talent you can realise your business ambitions. You really have to get the leadership right, get the right people in position and most importantly continue to coach and nurture those people on their on-going journey with the company. Along the way, it has meant some tough conversations with clients and not everyone is always happy to go on that journey and change and evolve but when they do the end results speak for themselves and we are thrilled five years on to have contributed towards an additional £39.2m worth of profit for our clients.  


“As a business, we have remained deliberately small and agile so we can maintain a highly-personalised service to our clients and our work has been predominantly with Yorkshire recruitment based SME’s, though more recently we’ve stepped outside of the recruitment world following client referrals applying those very same principles of strategy, leadership and talent, to charities and social enterprises. I’m thoroughly excited about the future of Lead Talent and what the next 5 years will bring.”

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