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Andy Rowlands

Andy Rowlands

Managing Director

When did you join Talascend International?


What’s your experience? 

Prior to joining Talascend, I worked for NES Global Talent where I began my career as a Recruiter, before progressing to hold a number of Operational and Business Development roles across the UK, Middle East, and Americas as well as being part of the businesses Senior Management Team.

I joined Talascend in 2010 to head up their operations in the UK, Europe, India and the Middle East and in 2017 completed the Management Buy Out of the Talascend International business from its American owners.

In 2018, I successfully merged the Talascend business into the First Recruitment Group.

What are your responsibilities?

I am responsible for the performance and direction of the Talascend business, as well as working as part of the First Recruitment Group Senior Management Team to help drive growth across the Group’s different operating entities – First Recruitment, Talascend, Operam & MyPay+.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A PE teacher.

3 things you love?

My family, my health and my dog.