IT / IS Manager

Leighton Grant

After my time at North London University studying Computer Science it was time to enter into the world of IT in the midst of the Y2K bug pandemic. I was set on the path becoming recruitment company specialist from the start as I had previously spent my sandwich year and subsequently my first contract working for a virgin fast track international recruitment company.

After 12 years working for a couple of other recruitment businesses, spanning IT, Risk and Business Improvement, a change was needed to a more agile company with an aggressive but stable plan for growth and Oakleaf fitted my expectations perfectly.  After an initial meeting with the board of directors I all but signed on the dotted line and this has been the story to date.

My time out of work?? I like to keep it as hectic as possible. It's always been my belief to work and play very, very hard.  I'm a lover of most sports from athletics, F1 to mixed martial arts but more to the point I am an Arsenal fan all the way!  A keen photographer and traveller with the majority of the Americas and West Indies under my belt, I was planning to start working on the eastern leg of the globe but marriage and 2 beautiful daughters has changed my priorities.





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The Oakleaf Parntership & Eversheds Sutherland recently hosted a quarterly Midlands HR Director’s Dinner. The event was an open discussion with senior HR professionals and Employment Law Partners from Eversheds Sutherland where we discussed the impact of the recent Uber case and the impact on “Gig”

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