About g2

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Why work with us

When you work with us, you’ll experience a personalised, professional approach that fosters trust and builds long-lasting relationships.

Our primary focus is on sourcing highly skilled talent for technical teams, tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of our clients across various industries.

Our dedicated team of consultants goes above and beyond, leveraging their in-depth knowledge of both candidate skill sets and client requirements.

Boasting extensive expertise in European Engineering, Technology, and the UK Public Sector, we’ve established ourselves as a top choice for recruiting within these competitive fields.

In just the last year alone, we successfully filled over 2,000 positions, and we’re proud to report a remarkable 79% candidate retention rate. 

Exceptional
We pride ourselves on providing lifelong relationships & delivering a first-class service for our clients & candidates.

Versatile
Our priority is meeting your unique needs and surpassing your expectations through constant adaptation and flexibility.

Rewarding
Choose to work with g2 Recruitment, and you’ll discover a seamless, stress-free recruitment process.

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Why we are different

We know that our clients face two major obstacles: finding highly skilled professionals for niche roles and partnering with recruiters who truly understand the technical sectors they serve.

To tackle these challenges head-on, we assign each of our consultants a focused, specialised market. This approach allows them to become deeply immersed in their industry, turning them into experts within their field.

Thanks to this expertise, we’ve built an industry-leading database and fostered a culture of excellence that benefits both our candidates and clients.

By sticking to a streamlined yet rigorous recruitment process, we consistently deliver impactful solutions across the globe. Trust us to turn your recruitment challenges into success stories.

Board of Directors

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James Gorfin
Founder

James started his recruitment career in 1997; his outstanding performance supported founding his own company, g2 Recruitment, in 2004.

Shortly after, a second brand, Vivid Resourcing, was founded in 2008. Since then, the Group has grown rapidly, opening 24  offices across the UK, US, and Europe. Now, G2V follows the strong fundamentals laid out by James, combining an elite performance culture with a customer-centric approach.

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Colin Martin
Chairman

Colin has been the Chairman of the G2V since 2023, having joined the Group in 2015 as the GFD and brings extensive leadership experience in scaling businesses.

He has worked across a range of sectors, in the UK and internationally. He is responsible for the Group’s strategy and providing advice and guidance to his fellow board members and senior managers.

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Luke Parker
CEO

Luke was promoted to Group CEO in 2023, as part of a succession plan to drive the continued success of the group. He is now be responsible for the Group’s strategy, providing advice and guidance to his fellow board members and senior managers.

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Tim Pereira
Managing Director

Tim is Managing Director of g2 Recruitment and has been in this role since 2019. He initially joined g2 in 2008 as a Recruitment Consultant and then joined the g2V Board of Directors as Sales Director in 2016 before taking on his new role three years later.

He is now responsible for the overall g2 Recruitment strategy across UK and Europe encompassing our 11 offices and circa 150 Recruitment Consultants.

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Ryan Morrow
Operations Director

Ryan has developed multiple business areas, encouraging G2V Group’s diversity and growth.

He is responsible for our global operational functions; supporting the business through its expansion worldwide and ensuring the operational strategy supports G2V as it continues to strive for greatness.

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Sam Bell
Financial Director

Prior to joining G2V Group in July 2021, Sam spent 10 years at KPMG, where he moved into the firm’s Corporate Finance practice.

Sam is responsible for financial strategies and activities across G2V, prioritising the modernisation of the Group’s finance infrastructure.

This enables Sam to support our market leading growth and improve the user experience for both candidates and clients alike.

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Liam Neal
UK Sales Director

Liam joined g2 Recruitment in 2013. Initially joining the Manchester office in 2013 and was later given the opportunity to start his own.

Founder of our Birmingham Office, he also manages the Cardiff, Leeds, Nottingham and Reading offices as well as having a team based in Manchester.

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Dom Hodgson
Head of Germany

Dom joined g2 Recruitment in 2012 and worked his way up from a graduate Recruiter. He’s grown and developed some of the best consultants and managers in g2. His mission for his teams is to build lifelong honest relationships & delivering a first class elite service for our clients & candidates across Europe.

He is responsible for the P/L and management of the Bristol & Munich office focusing on Engineering & Technology in Germany.

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Phil Davies
Brand Director

Joined g2 in 2011 and leads our Manchester office, as well as the growth of the London and Amsterdam offices.

Phil’s teams are forever growing, with focus on EU IT markets within Benelux and Switzerland.

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Nikita Parmar
Head of Internal Recruitment

Nikita is head of our Internal Recruitment team.

After joining g2 Recruitment as a recruiter in 2016, she now manages a team of 5 internal recruiters for the business.

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Jaz D’Avola
Head of Learning & Development

Jaz joined g2 Recruitment in 2013.

She now leads our Learning and Development programme, transferring the knowledge and wisdom she learnt as a recruiter to the new generation of talent.

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Adam Walsh
Regional Head of Sales

Adam is the Sales Manager for the Cardiff office. Starting his career as a recruiter in 2016, he opened up the Cardiff office in January 2020 and now leads a team of 15 consultants.

From his leadership, consultants have opened further offices in Swansea and Reading.

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Otis French-Sanders
Sales Manager

Otis is our Business Unit Manager for Chemical Engineering and Energy throughout Benelux.  Through his high standards he has built an elite group of international recruiters that focus on European placements for technical engineering professionals working within the Chemical Engineering Industry.

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Henry Bennett
Sales Operations Manager

Henry is head of our business development team. Based in Bristol, with team members in Cardiff and Manchester, Henry and his team will help discuss your Recruitment needs and evaluate to find a solution.

Timeline

2004

Laying the Groundwork

Founded in Bristol, supporting IT & Engineering in the UK
2004

2009 - 14

First Expansion

We grow in size and with growth becomes new opportunities – we expand our offices to Manchester and London
2009 - 14

2016

Entry Into New Markets

Entry into the DACH; supporting Energy, Life Sciences and Renewables Industries
2016

2017

Further UK Growth

A third UK office opens, this time in Birmingham
2017

2020

New Horizons, New Opportunities

With the success of the offices in Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham ever growing, our Cardiff office was opened and then our first European office, Amsterdam was opened

2020

2021

Progress in the Public Sector

2021 was a big year for our Public Sector Markets and the Recruiters who mange them. Three new offices, Nottingham and Leeds all opened, pathing the way for over 30+ jobs to be created for our business

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2023

The Present and Beyond

This year is an exciting one already, with our brand new UK office opening in Reading, we also opened our first office in Germany – Munich

2023

Values

Find solutions, don't present problems

We're firm believers in finding creative and positive ways to overcome challenges. No matter the difficulty, we focus on achieving the common goal.

Invest in our own

We're committed to helping our team excel by providing continuous support and guidance. Our learning and development team works closely with consultants, empowering them to grow and progress.

Go above and beyond

We provide continuous support and guidance. Our learning and development team works closely with consultants, empowering them to grow and progress.

Hold ourselves accountable

We take responsibility for our actions and performance. Owning our mistakes and learning from them allows us to grow and thrive in our roles

Accolades

We’re passionate about making a difference in the industries we serve.

Awards and recognitions validate our standing as global experts in the recruitment field.

Here are some of the prestigious awards we’ve won and been shortlisted for.

L&D Team

We are very lucky that g2 recruitment see Learning and Development as a vital part of a consultants journey which is why we have 4 people in the team who you will work very closely with from day 1 in your career. The team are on hand to guide you through your career at all levels and provide extra support working closely with the management team to give all consultants the best chance of success.  

Our Three Pillars of Training

Academy:
Week 1 is a series of remote sessions to learn all things systems, followed by a 1 week academy process which is a mixture of classroom and deskside this will be in one of our UK offices and usually consists of 3-8 other consultants all starting their journey together.

Experienced Modules:
These are a variety of sessions curated by us designed to support consultants as they are progressing through the career ladder, the aim is to ensure consultants at all levels have access to L&D.

Junior Management Programme:
Ran by our head of L&D this programme is designed to support junior managers as they start their management career. This involves things like personal branding, time management and ends in a business plan which is presented to members of the Exec board and senior management team.

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Jaz D’Avola
Head of Learning & Development

Jaz joined g2 Recruitment in 2013.

She now leads our Learning and Development programme, transferring the knowledge and wisdom she learnt as a recruiter to the new generation of talent.

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Imani WIlliams
Learning and Development Consultant

Imani joined g2 Recruitment in 2022.

His role involves developing individuals in all areas of the business, varying from inducting and onboarding consultants to working with them 1 to 1 to identify areas of development.  He aids with growth of L&D across the business, watching consultants experience and develop.

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Meghan Mcloughlin
Learning and Development Consultant

Meghan joined g2 in 2023 as an L&D consultant, Working in recruitment for 6 years, her role is to  help consultants at all levels to upskill and focus on development points. This could be anything from sales calls or candidate calls to organisation improvements.

Kane Gray
Systems & Academy Trainer

Kane joined g2 in April 2023 as an Academy & Systems Trainer.

His role involves teaching the consultants that are new to the company the foundations of recruitment and our systems before then helping them to upskill in areas specific to each consultant. Working closely with different consultants and watching them implement the feedback, apply it, and then benefit off the back of it.

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