Crawfurd Walker, BSc (Hons), MBA, MRTPI, MCSI
Chief Executive Officer
Crawfurd started his career in property and leisure development. Following an MBA at Cranfield University he worked as an independent consultant advising a number of SMEs and FTSE 100 companies on strategic development and brand growth. He is a founding Partner of a Mayfair based Corporate Finance company providing experience in a wide range of projects and industries with clients ranging from start–up’s to Governments. He is also one of the founders of Recruitment Industry Benchmarking Ltd, taking over the role of Managing Director in 2007. Crawfurd was a member of the judging panel for the Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2009 and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards 2010 and 2011.
Chris Ansell MA, MSc, MIET C.Eng MBA,CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Chris started his career as a Research Engineer with BT, before moving into strategy and planning including writing the Business Results section of BT’s European Quality Award submission. After his MBA, he spent 3 years in Investor Relations in the UK and the US, before spending a decade as an equity analyst at a leading international investment bank. He then spent 3 years as Head of Finance in a private company. Chris also lectures at Cranfield University and to FTSE-100 companies on Finance.
Belinda Johnson BA (Hons)
Knowledge & Insight Director
Belinda has spent most of the last decade researching the forces that impact organisational need for people – all aspects of work, working, workplace etc. Previously, she ran her own retail/concession business for ten years and was Marketing Director for a new start-up division that is now one of the most established within Rentokil. Having joined the Vedior Group in 2005 to provide operational and sales support to the group’s 35 UK businesses, she subsequently moved to head up the UK research function within Randstad when it acquired the Group. Now continuing this work outside the corporate arena, Belinda provides work-orientated knowledge and insights for a range of organisations – including a number of the industry’s trade bodies.
IT and internet expert who has worked with many high profile corporations, including Microsoft, Shell, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston. Nick has further involvement with the recruitment industry through his company ETZ Timesheet Solutions.
Sarah is responsible for all administration, a role to which she brings over 15 years’ experience of working in the benchmarking, leisure and motor industries.
Romney is the creator of the RIB Index and has over 35 years′ hands-on industry experience, including a number of non-executive directorships. He was the inaugural winner of the Recruiter′s Gary Clark Award for lifetime achievement and established the RIB Index to help promote best practice within the industry and provide key information to professional management.
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Strategic Partner of the REC
RIB is pleased to announce that a strategic partnership has been launched with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
The REC is the representative body for the recruitment industry in the UK, a market that is worth in excess of £20 billion per year.
The REC has more than 3,600 corporate members (with more than 8,000 branches) comprising agencies and businesses from across all sectors and 5,500 members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.
The REC is proud to be:
- Recruitment’s biggest lobbying voice
- The source of recruitment knowledge
- Raising recruitment standards
- Helping individuals develo successful careers in recruitment
- Exceeding members’ expectations through business support.An article
An article that appeared in the REC’s Recruitment Matters magazine announcing this Strategic Partnership can be viewed here
What our Members say
“As a company committed to best practice, Allegis Group finds membership of RIB crucial in providing immediate and real information about the marketplace. In particular the sector specific reports, utilised as part of our regular reporting cycle, enables management to concentrate on key areas for improvement and competitive advantage.”
Sean Beavis - Finance Director, Allegis Group
“RIB is extremely important for us in identifying our strengths and weaknesses and helping to shape management decisions. Whilst all the criteria are relevant, we closely monitor half a dozen and ensure that these results are communicated with the branch managers enabling specific action to be taken, I strongly recommend RIB.”
Richard Ashley - Managing Director, BPOSS
“As a result of RIB Index’s data comparisons we changed some of the discussion areas of our monthly board and management meetings. We now have real, current, competitor figures to contrast against our own. This comparison has showed us areas that we excel at, and has highlighted some of our inefficiencies enabling us to motivate staff and cut costs, all with a significant positive impact to our bottom line. I would therefore recommend the RIB Index as a crucial management tool for anyone running a recruitment business.”
Kevin Thorn - Director, E-resourcing Ltd
“As a growing company, membership of RIB has proven to be invaluable in enabling us to quantify if our performance is representative of general market trends or due to an increase in market share. RIB enables us to establish targets that deliver real benefits to our bottom line – essential for our development.”
Sunil Duggal - Managing Director, Just IT Recruitment Ltd
“JPA has found the RIB index of significant importance in helping management streamline its business by clarifying areas of improvement when compared to competitors, providing real results. Our specialist sector report has enabled us to make sure we stay abreast of our competition.”
James Pritchard - Managing Director JPA Group and REC London Regional Director