The Business Secret Podcast is based on our second book The Business Secret which you can download for FREE here. The book is aimed at business owners starting their journey or looking to shake up their business, putting the right planning in place, creating more time, and managing their team properly. The Podcast aims to shine a spotlight on some of the best established and up-and-coming business owners South Wales has to offer. Members of our team get the chance to speak openly and frankly to people that have taken the big step to go it on their own.
As a firm we wanted to give budding business owners, and those already well on their journey, the opportunity to take a candid look at the highs and lows faced by other business owners of South Wales in 2019. We discover how they found success, their future plans, and what makes them tick.
Partner of Penguin and Financial Planner Gavin Baos chats to Daniel Puttick and Tiffany Briggs. Dan and Tiff are owners of Cardiff based Recruitment business Links Recruitment, although only two years into their journey, Links have already opened a branch in Bristol and are working their way to opening a third branch in the Midlands in early 2020. Opening up about their struggles and the major challenges they’ve faced, Dan and Tiff delve into what they think it takes to run a successful business, their current work/life balance, how doing the basics right before anything else makes all the difference, and what the future holds for Links Recruitment.
Gavin: Okay, Welcome back to The Business Secret Podcast. I’m here today with Dan Puket … or Puttick, sorry! And Tiffany Briggs, the directors of Links Recruitment. We’ve invited them in today to tell us a little bit about them, their business, and hopefully we’ll get some take-aways today on your journey and where you are. So, tell us a bit about yourselves, who you are, and the business you do, and what you’re about really if you don’t mind?
Dan: I’m Dan Puket or Puttick should I say? Yeah, I am Dan Puttick one of the directors at Links Recruitment. We are a recruitment business based in Cardiff and Bristol with a UK reach. We work in temporary and permanent recruitment markets, so, we procure talented individuals for companies all across the UK. Temporary being our main focus, which is probably 70% of our business. So we find the worker, we pay the worker, client invoices us in essence that’s what that means. Then permanent is where we charge attractive high fees to companies to do all the leg-work for them.
Tiffany: We work within six sectors, sorry .. I’m Tiffany Briggs, one of the Directors at Links. Got a bit carried away there with the sales spiel! We work in six sectors, Industrial probably being our largest, commercial or logistics close second. Engineering, manufacturing, IT, and Finance. So yeah …. Everything else Dan said.