Next Ventures are delighted and very excited to announce the arrival of Nick Gatenby who joins as Head of Training. Nick brings with him a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in delivering Training and Development within the recruitment industry. This experience fits with the growth plans at Next Ventures; as the ambitious increase in consultant headcount planned will need to be ably supported by an individual who has experience delivering quality training to a hyper growth business.
Nick evaluates the opportunity as being due to, the platform for growth and the work culture at Next Ventures
“Next ventures is a genuine business; what stands out throughout to me was that every person in the company, from Top to Bottom is here to do the best job they possibly can. From the Leadership team who have real passion to grow the business, through to team leaders and consultants who are cutting their teeth in this tough industry: they all simply want to do their job to the best of their ability. NV’s retention of staff is exceptional because the business ethos allows people to be autonomous, this in-turn creates people who become self-sufficient, creative, and gives them the freedom to work in a way that suits them.
This clearly works as NV continues to achieve strong year-on-year growth. The way the business is setup gives NV a unique platform for growth, as there’s clear market definition, with a strong geographic focus. NV’s platform has lots of opportunity to scale, both locally and internationally; when I looked at NV I knew this was a business that would be successful with or without me; which is what compelled me to join as I wanted to be a part of that success and to play my part in their next stage of growth”
Nick aims to build on the superb Graduate Academy program and other ongoing training already in place. He acknowledges the success of keeping it simple: with clearly defined market specialisms and a focus on High Quality recruitment, being the key to on-going success.
Nick’s personal goal is to build a simple and accessible training platform that allows varied skill development, new idea generation and a thirst for learning within the business. He hopes to help every member of staff understand what they need to learn and develop, how to access the knowledge and support them to implement new ideas into their way of working. NV’s training mission is to continuously focus on improving its business, by continually improving the skills of its people, who make up this exciting company.