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Ian Simkins//Managing Director

A bit about me:

Ian set up the business in 2011 after seeing a niche in the market for a dedicated food and drink recruitment business.

With 20 years’ experience in recruitment, Ian has a vast network and genuinely loves what he does.

He says, “After over 20 years in the industry, it’s nice to be able to still be dealing with people from the late 90s and be able to call them friends.

“I’m still heavily involved in all areas of the business, interim and permanent as well as running the business on a day to day business.

“I love the food industry.  The stories, the people the products.

“Internally I get the most satisfaction in seeing consultants progress and get the same enjoyment as me out of the industry and the job.”

Ian has a degree in economics. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his sons, playing sports and watch sports with his son.

Fun Fact:

Silven were awarded the Fastest Growing Business in 2016 and Ian didn't know!

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