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almost 5 years ago by Helen Doughty

Meridian Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Derek Skelton

We are delighted to announce that Derek Skelton, managing director of the Industrial division has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st September.

Derek has 31 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, prior to joining Meridian he was managing director of PMP for more than twenty five years, he will be based in the company’s Milton Keynes office.

Rod Kavanagh, Executive Chairman commented: “Since Derek’s appointment as MD Industrial at the end of January he has been a breath of fresh air, making inroads into improving our culture, sales drive and customer focus of our Industrial Divison. Within a few months of joining he took responsibility for the Office & Professional, Mtec & Health operations and in recent weeks we have seen significant contract wins announced, Derek is a true leader and winner.”

Derek added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be given the honour to lead Meridian Business Support and be its CEO. Opportunities like this come along so rarely and it’s fair to say in my 32 years in recruitment I have never been happier than I am here at Meridian. Watch this space as we start to grow and develop this company in the coming years. Meridian Business Support will be one of the fastest growing agencies in the country."