In your opinion, what is “what working at ADLIB” all about?
Aside from everybody being amazing at the core recruitment day job, it’s incredibly inclusive here and it genuinely feels like we’re a collective, in it together as an employee-owned business, and on a mission to positively impact the industries we work within and the communities around them. Being able to say we’re the World’s highest scoring B Corp recruitment agency is pretty special too! It’s true that we share a collective ambition, and whilst we’re serious about doing the best job possible, nobody takes themselves too seriously. Without exception, everybody in the business is a lovely human.
What does the concept of ‘purpose’ mean to you?
To me, purpose means having a tangible, positive impact on all stakeholders that you come into contact with – be that colleagues, customers, communities and the planet. It means thinking and acting inclusively at all times and realising it’s a journey of improvement. The learning never stops!
What does being a part of a B Corp mean to you?
B Corp is a movement, a community and a journey of continual improvement. Wearing the badge is an awesome thing, but it’s all about increasing that score as a collective, at every single opportunity. The B Corp framework is a brilliant tool for challenging yourselves in the most tangible and measurable manner – next time we’re aiming for 140 points+.
Can you name a book, podcast, or article that has influenced your approach to work?
Do Disrupt – Change the status quo or become it by Mark Shayler
Manifesto by Dale Vince
What is a personal accomplishment that you are proud of outside of work?
Completing the Rome Marathon in 2022 and raising a good amount of money for Invest in ME Research alongside the legendary Mike Harley.
Is there a cause or issue that you are passionate about, and if so, why?
I feel extremely lucky to have had the start in the life that I’ve had, and I’m very aware of all the privileges I’ve had along the way. I want to use my position and experience to make a positive impact on the career prospects of marginalised people. I believe that if we can get more people from diverse backgrounds into entry level roles, retain them and help them progress to get into leadership roles, we will achieve true diversity at the top of the career ladder. It’s a complex problem to solve but there are many ways in we as individuals, and the business community can drive change and make this a reality. can make a positive change. I’m currently volunteering as a member of DMA Talent Advisory Committee, Equal Opportunities Ambassador for Babbasa, and Ambassador at MotherBoard.
What are you currently excited about?
Being an EOA for Babbasa and Ambassador at MotherBoard, and continuing to learn from the networks I’m a part of. I also started learning Karate, which is great for body and mind, and also very humbling!
What are you grateful for?
All of the privilege, the fantastic upbringing my parents have given me, and of course my amazing wife and kids 😊