Talent is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Protherough as a EMEA Director and Investor.

Protherough brings 20 years of recruitment and leadership expertise to the role, having previously been Managing Director of Spring Technology; transforming the business into a £140m sales business.

Talent operates 16 offices across the UK, Europe, North America and APAC. Following heavy investment in its UK operations, Talent has seen its revenues triple over the past two years and Protherough hopes to build on this success.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join Talent and the board at this very exciting time.  Talent is a truly unique business, that combines Digital and Technology recruitment solutions with ambitious global social programmes – ‘Talent Rise’, ‘Talent Engage‘ and ‘Talent Unleashed’.  We are on an incredible journey of success and growth with a mission to reinvent the world of recruitment – I am looking for talented people who share this passion and want to be part of something special.” he said.

Talent EMEA CEO, Jonathan Butterfield, commented: “I am excited and privileged that Richard has agreed to join the Talent family. He is one of the stand-out senior business leaders in the UK recruitment industry with an unbelievable track record of success and most importantly he shares our passion for disrupting the status-quo in recruitment. It’s a really exciting time for Talent as we move into our next phase of expansion and we look forward to seeing Richard and the business build on their ongoing success.”

For further information about Talent, visit or for opportunities to join the Talent team visit