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Transforming the way you acquire talent

Your talent acquisition partner

Our agile, global model means we can source talent wherever our clients need us to. Our specialist consultants are strategically placed to deliver the best results no matter what the location or the brief. This ensures a consistent approach when embarking on a new talent acquisition journey.

We’re proud to work with leading organisations and brands around the world, to push the boundaries of traditional talent solutions. Whatever your needs, we can offer a flexible approach with cadence and transparency.


Why Choose NP?

Since launch, we have cultivated an unrivalled depth of expertise across the global technology eco-system. Our consultants are experts in their individual areas, with extensive market insight and can perform highly targeted searches, delivering the talent you need at pace.

Whether you’re accelerating organisational growth, adding to or developing your functional areas, or expanding into new markets and territories, our talent solutions will provide the high-impact talent you need. We can guarantee speed, agility, transparency and accountability in all areas.

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Diversity and Inclusion

At NP Group we understand the vital importance of creating diverse teams of talent. Not only is it the right thing to do, it makes business sense. A diverse workforce and leadership team has been proven in countless studies to improve productivity, heighten innovation, and increase revenue and profit. Diverse minds lead to diverse thoughts, which spark creative solutions. We are committed to a diverse recruitment process and follow best practice when it comes to D&I, ensuring that we deliver exceptional talent, regardless of background.

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Meet The Team

Chief Executive Officer

Shehzad Tabassum

Shehzad has over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition within the Technology sector and is Chief Executive Officer at NP Group. Prior to this he was Managing Director for Europe within a £150m recruitment business. He has facilitated global expansion of recruitment businesses across the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey and Switzerland.

As CEO of NP Group, Shehzad is responsible for the strategy, growth, and international expansion of our specialist brands; Scala Leadership, ZEFA and NP Talent Solutions.

Chief Financial Officer

Dominic Arnolda

Dominic joined NP Group in January 2014 and is our Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years’ experience in strategic Finance and has held various positions within the Technology and Recruitment sectors. Before NP Group, Dominic was UK & Ireland Financial Controller at Harvey Nash Plc. During his time there he gained much experience in the running of medium to large publicly backed finance departments and the requirements and processes they entail.

As CFO of NP Group, Dominic is responsible for Operations and Finance across our specialist brands; Scala Leadership, ZEFA and NP Talent Solutions.

Managing Director, NP Talent Solutions

Mark Alborough

Mark is Managing Director of NP Talent Solutions. Mark has been in the industry for over 25 years, has in-depth knowledge of the global Infrastructure, Networking & Cloud recruitment sector and is the pioneer of our Managed Services, Account Management and FastBench services.

These services give IT Managed Service/Professional and Service/IT Vendors access to a pool of technical resources to help deliver client assignments. He has worked with hundreds of organisations, from start-up SMEs, to global companies, to help build out high calibre resource programmes to deliver against companies’ strategic planning and demand.

Director, Scala Leadership

Bradley Feller

Bradley is the Director of Scala Leadership. Scala Leadership are specialists in the Go-to-Market Sector – helping clients with market analysis, team build outs and senior leadership hiring across Sales, Marketing, Product and Digital.

Bradley has 20 years of experience across multiple industries, with extensive experience advising start up, SME and corporate businesses on talent pipelining and employee engagement. Bradley has worked and recruited for businesses not only in the UK, but across the world.

Director, ZEFA

Andrew Kyriakou

Andrew is Director of the Permanent Division at ZEFA, NP Groups specialist Technology and DevOps business.

Having worked in recruitment since 2005, mainly in the Permanent sector with a European focus, Andrew has managed and built multiple sales teams covering various tech stacks across different organisations.

Andrews role as a Director at ZEFA is to manage and grow a Specialist Technology Permanent Division to service our customers across the DevOps space in the UK and Europe.

Head of Group Resourcing

James Murphy

James is the Head of Group Resourcing across for NP Group’s specialist brands; Scala, Zefa and Talent Solutions.

James has 19 years’ experience, managing and building multiple diverse sales teams recruiting in industries including Technology, Education and Healthcare. Recruiting across complex, regulated, and multi-disciplined organisations throughout the UK and Europe, James has a wealth of expertise and knowledge to ensure recruitment best practice.

Non-Executive Director

Bradley Placks

Bradley has 25 years’ experience of successfully setting up, scaling, and selling businesses across the Recruitment and Technology sectors. Having successfully started and exited businesses, undertaken mergers, and advised on multiple MBO’s, Brad set up his first IT recruitment business in 1999, followed by a Telecoms and Medical recruitment business.

He co-founded market-leading technology business, Broadbean, later sold to a global media organisation, and is an investor in a corporate finance business. Bradley’s passion is to help clients build a business that is reflective of modern culture; his personal interest in mental health and qualification in counselling and therapy is a critical tool he uses to bring the best out of teams and to unleash the potential of business.

As Non-Executive Director at NP Group, Bradley provides board-level oversight of the delivery of the group’s strategy.

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