High Profile Recruitment Leader Joins London Office Support Newcomer

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Sidekicks announces appointment of Paul Jacobs as Non-Executive Chairman

LONDON - Feb. 5, 2019 - eTradeWire -- Three-year-old London office support recruiter Sidekicks today announced the appointment of Paul Jacobs as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.

Jessica Marchant, Founding Partner of Sidekicks, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Paul to Sidekicks: it's a real coup for us to have attracted an individual with such an outstanding reputation to lead the Board.

"We have a very exciting year ahead at Sidekicks, and Paul's unparalleled experience within our sector means that he is uniquely placed to help navigate the business through what is going to be an exceptionally interesting period for the UK labour market".

A high-profile figure within the UK recruitment industry, Paul Jacobs has spent 42 years working with some of the world's best-known recruitment businesses. Paul is the former MD of Office Angels, main Board Director of Adecco UK & Ireland, and Chief Operating Officer of Hudson UK, Ireland and Middle East.

Paul was appointed Managing Director of Office Angels in 2001. During his tenure he grew the network to over 100 branches from just over 60, whilst positioning Office Angels as a Super Brand, and managing a workforce of 650 staff achieving a turnover of £140m and a 7.7% ROS - the no.1 position for Profit in the UK Commercial/Secretarial recruitment sector. During his term as MD, Office Angels won The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to Work For in the UK Award, achieving 8th position two years in succession.

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Paul then went on to launch management consultancy LoveWorkLife in 2009, since which time Paul's focus has been to collaborate closely with ambitious business owners and senior leadership teams; providing strategic direction, mentoring, leadership and executive coaching and helping to create hugely successful cultures. In 2017, Paul was elected to the REC, the recruitment industry's leading trade association as a non-executive director.

Paul has appeared in over 400 national and local radio broadcasts including BBC Radio 1, 2, 4 and 5, LBC, IRN, ITN and Jazzfm. TV appearances include regular appearances on CNN, together with Channel 4, BBC1, Open University, and NBC. A judge on the Recruitment Consultancy of the Year awards, Paul has contributed on a regular basis to the The Bank of England Monetary Commission, and is recommended by several leading banks and professional firms to support and assist their business clients.

Paul Jacobs commented:

"I am delighted to have been invited to join the Board of Sidekicks, and I very much look forward to playing an intrinsic part in scaling one of the UK's most exciting young recruitment businesses.

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"With unemployment levels at an historic low and an extremely buoyant recruitment market, we're clearly in the midst of exciting times for UK professional services firms. I am extremely excited about working closely with Sidekicks' management team to cement the brand's positioning as the leading and most admired office support recruitment brand in the London market."

Notes to Editors:

Launched in 2015 by ex-Personal Assistant Jessica Marchant, Sidekicks provides exceptional office support talent to power the growth of London's best businesses.

Website: http://www.sidekicks.london

For further information:

Jessica Marchant
+44 (0)20 7292 8740

Paul Jacobs
+44 (0)7960 550756 Paul@sidekicks.london

Contact
Jessica Marchant, Sidekicks
***@sidekicks.london


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