Sunday, 23 May 2010

Post Election Post

Hello again and welcome to a lively Picture More blog.

It’s been an exciting couple of months with a new style of political leadership emerging from the ashes of the old administration and a new style of ash emerging from an unpronounceable volcano in Iceland.

New Faces

Meanwhile the Picture More offices have been expanding to accommodate new recruitment professionals…

Mark Irwin gained recruitment experience prior to stints in HR at Linklaters and Baker Tilly. He has now joined the Picture More team as a recruitment consultant. He is looking forward to working with our expanding portfolio of professional services clients and will focus on the legal sector.

Simon Bristow has previous experience of legal sector IT recruitment. He has been brought into the team to strengthen our IT Infrastructure expertise in professional services industries.


Picture More was proud to sponsor a hole at the KnowList Golf Day on the 29th April – a charity day in aid of the Martha Trust. £3000 was raised in a well attended event at Woldingham Golf Course.

On the subject of social responsibility we were also delighted to successfully deliver on a pro bono recruitment project for the charity See The Difference.

Ash cloud permitting, we will be sending two delegates to Legal Week’s Strategic Technology Forum being held at the Ritz-Carlton Villa Padierna in Andalucia, Spain. This yearly event is attended by many IT Director level delegates and a select number of specialist suppliers to the legal industry.


In amongst recruiting for our own team you will be pleased to hear that we have also been filling roles. We’d like to thank our candidates for representing Picture More so professionally and wish them all the best in the next stage of their careers and, by the same tenet, thank our clients for continuing to place their confidence in us. It was particularly satisfying to place 3 excellent candidates in America which just shows what can be achieved in the information age.

The New Politics

Whatever your point of view that was an interesting election and we seem to have come out of it with a genuine coalition. Austerity measures are less than 50 days away by which time we hope some of the European turmoil has started to settle down. A £6B proposed saving in the public sector is a huge number but in terms of jobs the impact may well be limited to an admittedly large number of senior civil servants and quango members.

Picture More doesn’t expect the announcements to have a huge effect on the recovery in its specialist sector of professional services IT. Maybe you have a different opinion and although we don’t want to turn this into a political forum, we’d be delighted to hear your views on the market.