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Being Part of the Skills Shortage Solution


Consequences of the Skills Shortages impacting UK businesses across multiple sectors, has been well documented over recent years. New reports are released regularly discussing the scale and impact of the problem globally.

Infinity CEO, David Thornhill comments, ‘At Infinity we recognise it’s no longer productive to discuss the reasons why this is an issue. It is far more important moving forward to investigate how we can tackle the problem and put strategies in place to solve it.’

As a Managed Service Provider, specialising in Neutral Vendor solutions for Public Sector resourcing needs, Infinity was founded on the basis that a better approach is needed. We recognised that traditional MSP solutions are no longer fit for purpose. Typically they are characterised by poor supply from a disengaged recruitment industry, uncontrolled and non-compliant spend as managers struggle to find the resources they need and an approach that fails to address local worklessness issues.



Never switches off. Dubbed as Mr Innovation by colleagues and industry, in 1987 David Thornhill first started out in the recruitment industry as a payroll clerk for a local firm in Gloucestershire, Staff UK. David went onto write the first ever software model of its kind for the temp recruitment market, integrating payroll, invoicing, sales ledger, funding and comprehensive management reporting; in essence creating a completely new funding supplier sector.

Prior to the Cash Simply venture he also worked as a board director for another recruitment company, where David used his extensive operational, accountancy and IT skills, to streamline processes and grow the business through increased cash flow and cost savings.

In April 2004, David aka “Mr Innovation” and Tom Atkinson joined forces to launch and begin trading under the brand name Cash Simply, which marked the start of a company based on a similar model to those they had previously developed to great success. They have progressed from a standing start to an annual turnover of more than £45 million, and have built an operational base that could double or treble that volume.

When he’s not dreaming up his next business venture, David enjoys running, attending music festivals and doing the occasional charity skydive. His next challenge is to complete a marathon.


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