An Introduction to Karen Stewart: Her Background, Her Passion, Her History…
It’s been a busy year here at Nine Twenty and Karen Stewart, Head of Engineering & Manufacturing, has had an incredible journey since joining us in June 2015. Prior to joining the family, Karen had already been a highly successful recruiter within her industry for over 7 years, building an unrivalled talent network across the Manufacturing & Engineering sector.
As a firm believer that recruitment is changing, Karen was attracted to the opportunity to join Nine Twenty as she felt we understood the importance of being at the forefront of technology platforms in order to continue to deliver innovative solutions. As a business, Nine Twenty pride ourselves on trying to find dynamic and flexible services to our clients, moving away from traditional recruitment and focusing on what digital products and services we can support our clients with. With these closely aligned goals, the partnership between Nine Twenty and Karen makes perfect sense…
Spend any time with Karen and you will see for yourself that she is a highly energised and passionate individual who is constantly striving to be the best in her chosen market. Not content with only recruiting at a senior level, Karen quickly identified huge skills gaps in her marketplace and has since been working tirelessly to form strong partners across industry bodies, education and training providers as well as working closely with her client base to come up with solutions to this shortage.
And so Karen’s mission is clear; her passion and innovation within the Engineering sector will ensure that Nine Twenty will deliver the best solutions in order to showcase the greatest talent within the M & E sector.
We asked Karen about her growth plans in more detail:
“I’m a successful recruiter and will always continue to deliver and add value to my clients, however I want to build a business that will transform our sector and truly push boundaries. Gordon and I believe in the same values and I’m confident that Nine Twenty family is the best platform to do it. Within the next 12 months we are on track to grow from 5 to 8 people and break the £1million mark. In addition, I plan to move into the Utilities and Renewable Energies, Logistics and Civil Engineering markets, ultimately providing our existing and new clients an even wider coverage to meet all their recruitment needs.”
Karen has the full backing of our Nine Twenty CEO Gordon Brown, who says:
“Giving Karen the opportunity and the correct platform to promote her business is the first step for Nine Twenty in order for us to continue to grow organically while still maintaining our unique selling points: our products and services across digital and recruitment. Nine Twenty is in a strong position in that we are able to provide our leaders the change to take accountability for their own business and in turn, reap the rewards. We are excited to see where the next year takes us in line with our ambitious but steady growth plans.”
Intrigued by what you hear and want to know more? Or maybe you are interested in working within Karen’s vertical? Either way, get in touch and we will be happy to chat. You can contact Karen as follows:
07921 697 496