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Name: Tony Burton
Job Title: Branch Manager (North West & West Midlands)

Business Unit: M&E

Time at Meridian: 5 Years

Award 2016: Branch of the Year

Background: Started my working career within the construction sector as a rigger and progressed to a Lift Supervisor/Crane Co Coordinator. Then the recession hit and I found myself working for an agency doing M&E recruitment.

Progression: I started my career with Meridian as a consultant back in 2011 working for one of the flagship branches with the organisation. After 12 months I progressed to a Senior Consultant after proving to be one of the strongest billers in the company. The opportunity to manage the branch came around and I grasped it with both hands. Within three years I have built the branch profits year-on-year whilst taking on new geographical areas and building new teams to support me, but the greatest achievement has to be winning branch of the year at this years annual conference and awards dinner, this was due to my hardworking, dedicated team who are specialists with our chosen sector.

Training/Qualifications: Meridian supported me through my IRP level 3 certificate in Recruitment Practice.  

What’s Great about working for Meridian: Meridian offers the opportunity for its employees to have clear career progression from the out set with excellent back office support.

The Future: To build on last years success and watch my team grow and progress under my leadership and guidance.

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