My STR career started in August 2020 just after the first Covid lockdown. My fixed-term contract at Worley was finishing as the IR35 project had been delivered, and I was keen to get back into the recruitment environment. I was fortunate that Brett had contacted me about supporting STR with its growth plans while I was at Worley, and as soon as I met Brett and Darren I was totally onboard!
I started with STR as the Engineering Programme Director supporting the Stride Resourcing brand, focusing on the Rail, Water, Highways and Property teams. These teams then grew very quickly and we saw a great increase in NFI throughout the following years. I also supported the other brands with various client development and IR35 support.
Following the MBO at the beginning of 2023, I was promoted to Group Sales Director and I am now responsible for the Strategic Sales team who support the brands with business development. We have a big focus on developing our UK business but also growing our footprint across the USA and Europe, which is very exciting!