Talent International (Talent) have this week announced the hiring of Paul Archer as Director of its Bristol office.

Archer has over 13 years IT&T recruitment experience, having held senior management positions throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

In January this year, Talent’s UK recruitment business reported to have achieved revenue figures of £30 million, increasing year-on-year by a compound rate of over 100%. Archer’s immediate responsibility will be to build on this success by increasing client acquisition in and around the Bristol and Bath area.

Commenting on the appointment Talent’s COO, Darren Wells said: “Paul is a great addition to the Executive team in the UK. He’s a committed individual with the ambition to be the best at what he does. He has a calm and approachable style and can communicate at all levels. He invests time in the people he manages and supports them on the front foot, not hiding from challenging situations with clients or candidates. Paul has worked solely in a technology market in recruitment and has seen different sector cycles both good and bad.”

Archer is already familiar with Talent from his experience of working in recruitment whilst in Australia and he’s now looking forward to being part of the team in the UK, he said, “By joining such an established foundation I’ve got a real motivation to keep driving this business forward. From my time in Australia, I’ve seen the potential Talent have to create innovation within the recruitment industry. Programmes such as the Talent Unleashed awards, which are backed by great advocates such as Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak, really helps set Talent apart – it’s an exciting place to work and I can’t wait to get started”.

Paul Archer

Director – Bristol