Spencer is the founder and Managing Director of Blackrock Search. He has extensive recruitment management experience including being the National Recruitment Manager of a global Fortune 500 business and the Divisional Recruitment Manager of one of the UK’s most prolific retailers of the last 20 years.
In his career he has established a number of other businesses; most notably a Domiciliary Care business and a Bio-Metric Access Systems business both from conception to multi-£Million turnover, but has always maintained his focus on recruitment.
He works closely with the Start-Up and Scale-Up businesses by utilising his experience of taking multiple organisations from concept to successful, established businesses.
In 2016 a specialist Social Care recruitment team (Blackrock Care) was added to the group to support the growing needs of suitably qualified professionals in the industry.
Spencer is responsible for the commercial and strategic development of the business, identifying growth areas in the sector and for supporting the delivery teams with internal recruitment training and key client development.
Gareth joined Blackrock search as a Director in 2019 with a simple directive of open the Manchester branch and grow the company.
After a successful period in agency recruitment he joined a Global Technology Organisation as the UK Sales Recruitment Manager and after 4 years in the role was promoted to Head of Talent Acquisition UK and Ireland, delivering key recruitment initiatives for the business and supporting company growth.
Gareth identified through his internal Talent Acquisition tenure that recruitment partnerships between Client and Agency are often disconnected; that by bringing his extensive knowledge of initiatives such as long term business strategy, diversity objectives and employee development combined with extensive experience of network development and talent attraction, that this would enable Blackrock Search to dovetail seamlessly with our recruitment partners and offer a significantly superior service as a recruitment partner.
Gareth has a strong background in IT recruitment; from 1st Line Support to C-Level Executives, graduate recruitment and the commercial and strategic development hires for Start-Up Organisations.
Gareth holds an MBA and is responsible for driving Blackrock’s recruitment teams, new logo growth and Client Account Development.
Join The Team?
If you would like to discuss becoming a recruiter within Blackrock Search in either our Tunbridge Wells or Manchester locations please contact either Spencer or Gareth on the number above.