Name: David Smith
Job Title: Business Manager – Permanent Division

How long have you been with Avanti:
Since June 2011

How long have you been in the Recruitment Industry?
Since June 2011

Number of Promotions within Avanti:
Trainee > Consultant > Senior > Team Lead stage 1 > Team Lead Stage 2 > Business Manager

Awards received: Top Biller 2014, 2015, 2016

Incentives hit? Lunch Clubs, Zombie Experience, Holiday Incentives, £250K Achievers Club, £500K Achievers Club

  • Lunch Clubs? Favourite Restaurant: Orwells
  • Holiday Incentives? Barcelona, Las Vegas and Marbella several times

What attracted you to Avanti?
Great opportunities for career development and the earning potential.

Favourite Avanti  moment?
We regularly have holiday incentives which are a great motivation for everyone to push themselves that little bit further. I thought I had narrowly missed out on going to Las Vegas… until the last day of the incentive when I secured the final deal which put me on the plane to Sin City! I celebrated straight away but joining straight on lunch club. It goes to prove you should never give up in recruitment!

Proudest Avanti  achievement?
Growing my team from 2 consultants up to 8 consistently billing consultants within a year.

Why would you recommend a career at Avanti?
There is a clear career structure which is explained from the start. People are promoted based on their billing and ability not on length of service so if you’re driven you can get promoted quickly. It’s down to you.