2017 - we are ready!
- last updated 18 Jan 2017
Oh 2016 – what a year!
We kicked it off with the launch of a fresh new look for the brand. Our sassy new style transformed all our digital platforms into what we really represent – we are quirky and bold but above all efficient, approachable and as user-friendly as possible. Our international offices in Sydney and Dubai are growing at the speed of light, and we plan to be showing our three colours even more this year.
We wrapped up the first quarter in style with one of our most exciting announcements so far: Digital Gurus has been acquired by Rethink Group.
We fused the global reach and expertise of two leading recruitment forces, this deal allowed us to benefit from Rethink Group’s market leading talent management proposition. We became the first & only specialist agency in the digital sector to offer a full range of talent acquisition and management services.
We topped up our trophy shelf with the most outstanding global Digital Recruitment Agency award and walked away with the amazing title of LinkedIn #1 most socially engaged staffing agency in the EMEA region.
2016 was also the year we decided to set our sights on sorting out the digital skills shortage in the north of the UK. Manchester is the North's largest tech cluster but the region was lacking a dedicated recruitment team committed to this sector. We've made it our mission to resolve this and in September, Digital Gurus North was launched.
Alongside, we created a new online forum and meetup event, Digital North with the purpose of bringing together the greatest digital minds in the Northern Powerhouse.
We finished off this outstanding year with some bittersweet news for our London office as one of our founders – Saif Kidwai – left the UK to head up the MENA team. It’s the first time a founder in either Digital Gurus or Rethink Group is going international, but he's off with all the excitement that goes with trying to recreate the magic and success we’ve been lucky enough to make in London.
The Middle East is embracing digital and technology in a big way and it’s a great time for digital specialists to make the move over! Stay on top of all things digital in Dubai here.
It was an amazing year, but we're not resting on our laurels – the plans for 2017 are bigger and bolder. Stay tuned - we have some exceptional stuff coming your way.
A massive thanks to all our clients, candidates and supporters – none of this would be possible without you.
2017 – bring it on!
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