“Fast moving” Innovation Centre ideal location for IT careers specialist TD Group
22 February 2017
IT careers specialist TD Group has immediately felt the benefits of its recent move to Silverstone Park’s Innovation Centre with the securing of a top international motor racing team plus another on-site company as new clients.
“We wanted to be among fast moving businesses and we’ve got that here,” explains Founder and Managing Director Anthony Priest..
“I’ve always liked the ethos of companies collaborating with one another and the office space and local environment at Silverstone Park is perfect. It’s also a hugely prestigious and well-known address and, of course, there’s the wonderful race circuit next door.”
Certainly a location at Silverstone Park has put TD Group right at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster and that brings added kudos for a company that in the ten years since its formation has come to enjoy a glowing reputation within IT recruitment.
Tony says: “We fill permanent and contract roles such as BI managers, project/test managers, software developers and product owners/business analysts, particularly in the high-tech and automotive sectors.
“Our clients include Lease Plan, Yellowfin BI, VW Financial Services, Tracker, Kinetic Software, Hotels.com and Avis/Budget Group. And we’re right in the heart of those industries here at Silverstone Park.
“Our specialism is finding the right skill and fit for our clients. We take a high intervention approach, really getting to know both the client and the candidate before even submitting them for consideration. Without this, they won’t stay in the role for any meaningful period of time which is no good to us, the client or the candidate.”
And he adds: Some positions can get up to 200 applications, so we take away the hassle from our clients by manually going through every CV and only shortlisting the best. Additionally, we help applicants to optimise their own CV. It’s meant that we’ve built up a very strong network and even have contractors who will only work exclusively through us.”
Motivation – of both candidates and its own staff – is high on the agenda for TD Group which, as a professional services company, can play a crucial role in a client’s future success. Indeed attention to detail plus an in-depth understanding of the market place add to its own CV…
“TD Group’s knowledge of the market is a key motivator for candidates,” continues Tony “Industry, technology and the markets are constantly changing and that drives opportunity. By fully understanding our clients and their sector, we can give candidates more stability in planning their next career move.
“Motivating people is really important to us – it’s why we have signed pictures of British Olympic greats Chris Hoy, Laura Kenny, Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah on our new office wall. That’s just one of the touches we’ve added, along with new furniture, décor and lighting.”
TD is now looking to build on its success story and it’s clear that Silverstone Park is where it plans to achieve that.
“It became obvious very quickly when we moved in that we had the sort of expertise that another company on site was looking for so that has successfully turned into a new client for us,” explains Tony. “The address also led to contact with a big name in the motorsport world which we’ve been able to assist with a key role in its organisation. We are so well connected here.
“Thanks to MEPC, the developer here, and Bridge Fibre, who installed all our communications, moving in was also simple. And with lots of our neighbours going out of their way to say ‘hello’ we’re enjoying the fantastic atmosphere. We’ve only been here a few months and already we feel right at home.”
Main image shows the TD Group team, left to right: Tony Priest, Lilian Shields, new appointment Neil Webb and Julie Stewart.