From Graduate to Director – Georgina’s Recruitment Journey

We’re thrilled to announce the promotion of Georgina Trudgill (affectionately known as George) to Director. Her journey is a real  showcase of determination, expertise, and a flair for excellence.

George joined Harvey John back in 2010 as a graduate and quickly established herself as a leading recruiter in the commercial finance space. Fast forward to today, and she’s gone above and beyond in her role, establishing herself as a key player in Sussex’s finance recruitment scene.

What sets George apart isn’t just her tenure; it’s the remarkable milestones she’s achieved along the way. She’s curated a vast network of regional finance candidates and amassed a wealth of industry knowledge. With over 500 placements, her success is practically etched in stone.

George’s clientele rave about the exceptional quality of service she provides. A whopping 88% of vacancy placements over the last year were repeat clients, showcasing the trust and satisfaction she’s earned. Moreover, her standing in the market is further solidified by the fact that 91% of new business comes through referrals from existing clients, solidifying her standing in the industry.

But here’s the real kicker – George doesn’t just fill vacancies; she fills them with flair. An impressive 87% of positions filled in the past year were sole agency placements, showcasing not just her proficiency but the confidence clients place in her to deliver results.

Managing Director, David Waddell says, 

“Absolutely thrilled to announce George’s well-deserved promotion to Director. Since joining Harvey John as a graduate of Bayes Business School, George has shown unwavering support to not only the business but to the recruitment industry where she has become one of the standout accountancy and finance recruiters in the region. George is the epitome of hard work, market knowledge, and making this bloody hard job of recruitment appear so simple!

Congratulations GT, your promotion is a testament to your credibility and commitment to the cause! Here’s to many more successful years ahead.”

Georgina says,

“I’m delighted to be stepping into my new role of Director at Harvey John. Since joining the business as an inexperienced graduate over 14 years ago, I’ve benefited from unwavering support and guidance to get to this stage in my career. I feel very grateful to work for Harvey John and truly believe in our company values and ethics in client care. It’s been a highly rewarding journey, building a desk and working with brilliant clients and candidates in the Sussex area.

Although the company has gone through a huge amount of change over the years, the core of who we are has remained the same, which I feel is a sign of a great company. Returning to work as a new mum in 2021 was very daunting, but the business offered me great flexibility and provision to fit work around my daughter. That has been instrumental in allowing me to achieve this promotion and is something I’ll forever be grateful for. I’m very excited to play a role in our continued growth and know the next 10 years will be just as exciting as the first!”

From a graduate eager to make her mark to a seasoned professional leading the charge, George’s journey is a great reflection of how hard work and a commitment to your market equals success.  

Congratulations George!

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