the client

SevenCapital is one of the largest and fastest growing, privately owned property groups in the UK with a strong presence in the Midlands. Recently, SevenCapital opened a London division under the leadership of Angus Michie, ex Board Director at Berkeley Group. tdm have had the pleasure of working closely with SevenCapital to make key appointments across their divisions.

the brief

SevenCapital had an aggressive expansion plan for their London division and needed to recruit three Land Buyers to work under Angus Michie to source and negotiate land in central London. The brief was to find and recruit the best and most ambitious graduates who had approximately 18 to 24 months of experience in corporate/ plc developers or house building. The instructed brief required us to source candidates who knew what they were doing but equally were still learning and developing their trade.

the solution

On paper, this brief appeared to have a simple solution. However, as this was part of the wider SevenCapital business plan to develop their London division, we had to first outline a competitive employee value proposition for the company that would attract ambitious London recruits. We worked closely with Angus, building out a candidate profile, salary and benefits plan as well as agreeing on a clear interview strategy.

We were quickly able to pull a list of potential recent graduates who were already working in similar positions. Our team called and briefed all potential candidates, and from that, we were able to present a long list of relevant CVs and candidate briefs.

Next, we helped facilitate eight interviews, with four candidates taken through to the final stages and two offers of employment accepted. SevenCapital then decided to pause hiring a third Land Buyer for six months to allow the two new team members to settle.

quotes

Angus Michie, Managing Director, SevenCapital
“Tom and his team at tdm exceeded expectations and the land team we appointed has been transformational to SevenCapital. We have recruited the 3rd Land Buyer now and this person has also come through tdm. Repeat business says it all.”

Tom Morris, Managing Director, tdm recruitment
“tdm loves working with entrepreneurial and ambitious companies like SevenCapital. To be able to work with industry powerhouses like Angus is a real treat as the jobs and opportunities sell themselves.”