James Webb - Managing Director

​I am the Managing Director at Propel. My main role is to manage all Senior Consultants and Team Leaders, to focus the overall strategy of the company and to accelerate its growth though proactive business development.

I have worked at Propel for 10 years and have spent my entire recruitment career here. It is a very grown up company – you won't be micromanaged and we employ driven, ambitious, sales people who are given the opportunity to succeed in a mature, friendly and hardworking environment. We have a fantastic buzz in the office, born out of a group of people genuinely working to be the best at what they do and provide an exceptional service to candidates and clients. It is fundamentally rewarding, professionally, through helping candidates make one of the most important decisions they ever will, and by ensuring clients build successful teams. But also personally, I have found that recruitment gives you the opportunity to define and reach your own goals. You really do get out what you put in!

Since joining as a Resourcer in 2002 through to becoming a Partner in the business, Propel has supported my career in every way. I have been given the opportunity to develop my own skills through structured training, support, and exposure to some great clients and candidates, and have had the chance to develop others in various managerial positions. I now want to provide an equally supportive environment to everyone who joins our company.

Propel has changed enormously since its conception, from a small, niche boutique agency, to the multi disciplined, digital technology talent provider that we are today. I believe digital can no longer be defined as an industry - it is a fundamental change in the way we live our lives, personally, and professionally. This shift in behaviour means that there isn't an industry sector out there that doesn't need to embrace digital channels in one way or another and Propel has really embraced this!

And finally - I'm biased - but we do meet a lot of people, and I am confident in saying we have built and continue to build a best in market team, from our executive board, right through to the graduates who join us. I am excited by what we are doing and quite honestly, this is the most exciting time we have ever seen hands down.