Having started my own business earlier this year, one of my key objectives was to sit on the board of another great organisation. I’m delighted to be part of the Strategic Advisory Board for iMultiply, along with two great business leaders Judith Totten and Paul Campbell. Having had our first meeting, I know we will definitely have some fun. I’m really looking forward to adding value to the iMultiply brand in Ireland and giving my advice and knowledge, as well as working with the energetic iMultiply team from Northern Ireland and Scotland. Continuously learning and growing is a passion of mine, and I can’t wait to learn about this new industry as well as gain knowledge from two experienced business leaders Judith Totten and Paul Campbell.
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Times two is the winning equation for Belfast-based recruitment consultancy iMultiply as the company marks its second anniversary in Northern Ireland and the announcement of a new highly experienced, highly skilled Strategic Advisory Board, with the hiring of three new staff.
As one of the UK and Ireland’s most innovative and customer-centric finance recruitment firms, iMultiply is also celebrating an impressive 50 per cent growth in its local customer base and its revenue in the last 12-months alone.
The company’s innovative and agile approach has attracted many prestigious awards, recently winning ‘Customer Service Excellence, Professional Business Services’ in the 2019 Belfast Business Awards, all within 18 months of trading.
iMultiply currently boasts a team of 20 based across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast, with the focus being on growing that number significantly. Belfast is seen as key to this growth strategy with 3 new hires planned over the next 6-months.
The hiring of the new Strategic Advisory Board which includes prominent business leaders, Judith Totten MBE, Paul Campbell and Cara Macklin, will provide iMultiply with an insightful on-the-ground perspective and even greater local expertise which reflects the burgeoning businesses’ outstanding success and expansion plans for continued growth.
The award-winning consultancy’s new strategic board members bring impressive experience, contacts and inspiration that will greatly benefit the Northern Irish operation, and the companies that partner with iMultiply for both permanent and interim finance recruitment solutions.
Judith Totten MBE enjoyed a successful career in banking, principally with Danske Bank, and went on to found Upstream, an independent provider of working capital funding for Northern Ireland SME’s. She is a Non-Exec Board Member of Invest NI and is recognised as a provider of finance solutions for business and a respected financial commentator.
Commenting on the new role Judith said: “I am so delighted to join the board of such a fantastic company which has clear strategic goals and objectives.
They are not only highly entrepreneurial, creative and strategic, but they are an absolute pleasure to work with, full of fun, energy and an absolute passion for what they do.
They are already showing the real potential of the business and I hope that with our experience we can help push that further, faster.”
Paul Campbell is a multi-disciplined Director and Chairman with a proven track record over the last three decades of establishing and growing successful businesses. He is Non-Executive Chair at Electronic & Security Services Ltd, Chair of the Growth and Scaling Board at Catalyst, and a long-standing business mentor to the start-up community in Northern Ireland.
An entrepreneur and professional coach, Cara Macklin uses both her business experience and leadership coaching to help successful leaders achieve greater results developing themselves and their business. Cara was previously a Director of the award-winning Macklin Healthcare group and Malone Lodge Hotel, which has grown to become a multi-million pound organisation with 600 employees across 7 businesses.
Multiply Director, Billy McCarthy said: “I am beyond delighted with our double celebration today – two hugely successful years of trading and the welcoming of such an exciting strategic board – who bring a fresh, new challenge and impetus to our expanding team.
The time is right for iMultiply to build on its foundation of success. We are now fully established in the NI business community, which we feel is reflected by our ability to attract strategic advisors of the calibre of Judith, Paul and Cara.
We want our objectives and thinking to be continually challenged as we grow the business and consider new ventures – establishing an advisory board of entrepreneurs who have built and led their own successful enterprises represents a pivotal moment in our journey.”