Building on over 15 years of experience in the Insurance, Financial Services and Professional Services sectors Darrin founded Arcus Search to provide a dedicated and personal approach to client and candidate partnerships – something he felt was not always prevalent in today’s recruitment world.
I have always enjoyed developing new business, and working towards growth, helping to generate revenue for the companies I work with through strategic talent appointments.
Simple – making a difference, cultivating long term relationships, supporting individual growth, partnering with candidates and clients.
My family and my business
My guilty secret: I love catching up on a bit of desert island discs whilst on the move.
I enjoy the weekends when I get to spend time with my wonderful wife and two awesome boys. I get to walk our Jack Russell in the forest and if I can get a game of golf in at some point, then life is good!
Having worked with Darrin for several years in a previous role, she wanted to join him at Arcus as she felt her operational skills, combined with his recruitment experience would form a solid partnership for success.
I’ve worked in recruitment since 1999, and have a real passion for driving operational excellence throughout an organisation to ensure that it has a solid/scaleable platform to aid growth. I knew from early on that the opportunities for success were unlimited, and all you need is enthusiasm, a good work ethic and to be surrounded by like-minded individuals.
Unlimited opportunities, satisfaction in utilising my skill set, the team I am working with and seeing a business go from strength to strength.
The legacy I have left in the businesses I have worked for, the talented individuals I have had the pleasure of working alongside, the friends I have met along the way, and when I was runner-up in the Best Newcomer category at the Hamilton Bradshaw Awards 2013!
I gave birth to a daughter in January 2018 who has shown me a whole new meaning to life.
I like making memories with my family, and I’m also a big sports fan – Formula 1, Netball, Tennis and Golf, and I also drive my family Tanning Shop business on the side!
Haaris worked with Darrin in a previous role, and greatly admired his industry knowledge and achievements so much that he wanted to work alongside him to further promote and partner Arcus’ clients.
Having attended Loughborough University in my youth, I was persuaded to make the move further north to Cheshire with my wife. I’ve eight years of recruitment experience encompassing sales publishing, finance, change, data, technology and corporate governance.
I love the fact that I have the opportunity to provide, genuine, honest, credible, consultative, dynamic, passionate, proven, expertise to our candidates and clients. The market I serve is a network-based, relationship-led environment, and the ability to get in front of these professionals is a real passion of mine. Understanding their motivations, professionally, personally, whether it be client or candidate and the ability to understand and support is what drives me on a daily basis.
Without giving away the names of my clients, I have successfully built Change-Data-IT teams for a number of underwriters, brokers, consultancies and further suppliers to the insurance market. I have provided talent that has allowed my clients to Insource, evolve from greenfield or mature brownfield environments, in the above disciplines. I’ve also been a confidant, consultative and knowledgeable talent partner to my clients, where they can rely on me for market intelligence in order to identify the key skills, level, character, remuneration we need to propose to the market when building a team or teams. From a candidate perspective, my biggest compliment is that my clients become my candidates and vice versa. My network trusts me to remain confidential, professional, knowledgeable, honest and deliver for them.
I was a Tottenham Hotspur youth goalie from U14 through to U17 level and I am a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan.
I’m an avid gym goer, and I have three children to fill my time! My boys are huge football fans and actively participate, and my wife and daughter keep us all on our toes.
Dean is an experienced sales consultant who has the desire and ability to help others whilst understanding their needs and providing ongoing support & advice while maintaining a personable and consistent approach throughout.
My career history has provided me with the confidence and knowledge which combined with my positive focused nature to learn and hone my skills as I grow in this industry.
Meeting new people and learning what drives them. Being there and developing something more than business relationship… a more personal and trusting one.
Myself… I appreciate those around me and value what I’ve learned from them.
Appeared in the TV show Outlander back home in Bonnie Scotland.
Outside the office I’m committed to spending my time with family and friends. Weekends are packed with attending the gym but the real reason is for the sauna and jacuzzi facilities.