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Matt Sykes

Associate Director

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Meet Matt

As Sales Director for JD Ross’ operations in EMEA I am responsible for developing both our UK office in London and our Central European office in Amsterdam. We have a fantastic foundation on which to grow and develop in both locations with ambitious, innovative and successful Consultants with a genuine passion for the industry. My role is to ensure the service provided to our clients by the current team is aligned with our high standards whilst continuing to develop our expertise into exciting and emerging markets. I have focussed on the Energy sector since starting my recruitment career in 2011 and quickly developed a genuine passion for the industry. I have a wide breadth of knowledge having personally focussed on industries such as Nuclear and Conventional Power Generation, but also led teams across Renewables, SMART Grid/Metering, Transmission & Distribution and Energy Solutions/Supply. It’s this passion for the industry that I ensure is instilled in all the teams I lead and allows our Consultants to provide invaluable recruitment advice to both clients and candidates.

My belief is that an ever-changing industry requires the same approach to recruitment. We encourage our Consultants to think outside the box, to take innovative approaches to identifying the best talent for our clients or securing a new challenge for a candidate. We are also pioneering recruitment solutions into brand new markets where the required expertise is very difficult to identify or simply does not exist yet; this could be anything from the development of connected device technologies for more efficient energy consumption to a new concept for offshore wind projects. I love the fact that you have to continually change your approach to the industry to stay one step ahead of both your competitors and the increasing demand and expectation for a cleaner future. It’s a great sense of achievement to understand that our business is assisting some of the world’s largest and most prestigious organisations to change the way they work and the world as a consequence.

Our services cover everything from executive search campaigns for critical single hires to large scale project manpower staffing during peak phases of develop, execution or operation. Our Consultants specialise by sector and also the service that they deliver to our clients; they can therefore be truly regarded as an industry expert in terms of both their recruitment skills and their network within the industry. It’s the strength of our networks and relationships within the industry that make us so successful at what we do.

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