Gary Laurence Currently an advisor to a number of Boards within the sector, Gary is a regular speaker at International Recruitment events and frequent press contributor. He is an ambassador for The Princes Trust, mentoring young entrepreneurs, and was a judge at the 2013 National Business Awards. Gary was voted “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2004, won “Entrepreneur of the Year “at the National Business Awards in 2005 and was recognised for “Lifetime Achievement “in 2006 by the Recruitment Industry.
After initially training in Accountancy, Gary moved into Recruitment launching his first financial recruitment company in 1982 before selling it to ACSIS Group Plc in 1987.
In 2000, again with private equity, he formed Huntress Recruitment and built an international group spanning many specialist disciplines, from contingency to search. Huntress was sold to Nomura Private Equity in November 2007, where he remained as Chairman until 2009.
Gary was co- Chair of the Board of Governors at Immanuel School until 2013.