A real excitement is in the air, and this just seemed absent from my experience of the industry.more
What’s your background?
Started out in sales and went on to IT recruitment then, Management Consultancy. Developed and managed teams of Consultants for FTSE 100 companies through to Director level roles. Entrepreneurial nature had me involved in various businesses throughout the last 10 years. This all eventually led to forming the company which would go on to become Difrent Group.
Describe your role at Difrent
Founder and Chief. I started the company on my lonesome. 16 hours days, 360 days of the year for 1st 2 years. It has been well worth the effort. Difrent has now grown to become a brand and have some of the brightest and most talented individuals in the industry working alongside me. Year on year growth, but every year still continues to feel like it’s just the start. 2018 has been the best year to date, 2019 will be 10x better!
Who are you outside of Difrent?
Tony Stark wannabe haha. In reality; father of 2, Ria (7) and Ryan (2). Punching way above my weight (so everyone tells me 😃) with my wife, Himani. Love travelling, keeping fit, team sports. Liverpool fan (best team in world). Like to try everything: piano lessons, Wing Chun, learning Spanish, Argentinian tango – and suck at all of them!
Who would you invite to dinner, dead or alive?
Someone that can cook, because I can’t for the life of me! So many to choose from, hmm.. Ok if only one person then at this time of year it would have to be Santa Claus....Ho Ho Ho.
I grew up watching the classic films; Goodfellas, Casino, Scarface, Donnie Brasco, Carlito’s Way… The list is endless and all full of awe-inspiring characters (well to me anyway!); Henry Hill, Tommy Devito, Tony Montana, Joe Pistone, Carlito Brigantemore