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Tech Recruitment Experts Woodrow Mercer Grows with New Director


Woodrow Mercer has bolstered its Birmingham-based technology team as it welcomes experienced recruiter, Alex Robbins, as Associate Director.

The agency, set up by Managing Director, Dan Ostrowski, was founded in 2012 with the vision of developing an ethical recruitment company that goes above and beyond for its staff, customers and candidates.

Woodrow Mercer, which also has offices in London, Leeds and Nottingham uses an industry-leading technology platform to conduct interviews and vet candidates.

Dan Ostrowski, Managing Director at Woodrow Mercer, said:

“We have been looking to enhance our Technology set-up in Birmingham for some time and to have a man with Alex’s experience on-board is a real statement of intent.

“Our aim is to disrupt the status quo in the technology market with our alternative approach to recruiting. This hire will enable us to do precisely that. I have known Alex for a number of years and I was attracted to the strategic qualities that he offers. He will be able to provide an excellent and technically-advanced service alongside our current operation.”

Robbins, whose recruitment career to-date has been split between Birmingham agencies Computer Futures and most recently, Harvey Nash, joins Woodrow Mercer as an Associate Director after seven and-a-half years in the industry.

The software development expert comes with a proven track record of having dealt with some of the UK’s leading retail, finance and banking clients and, in his new role, will manage a team with specialist skills that lie in all aspect of software development.

Robbins, who specialises in contract JavaScript recruitment, added:

“I’m delighted to be starting my journey with Woodrow Mercer and will do my utmost to shape the direction of the business in-line with our goal of growing into the technology recruitment market.

“I wanted to move away from a more corporate structure and my scope of work at Woodrow Mercer will allow me to get more involved with strategy and direct the way we approach the software development market. Woodrow Mercer already has a thriving Sitecore and .NET operation, which I’m excited to enhance.”

Alex Robbins joins Birmingham’s existing team of technology specialists including Technology Director, Matthew Drinkwater and Recruitment Consultant, Liberty Mills. The news comes as Woodrow Mercer readies itself for the launch of a further two offices in Hull and Manchester after its new East Midlands site opened in January.

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