Jun 28, 2023
Hello I’m Granger Forson
This time on ScaleUp Radio I speak with Ben Craig, the MD of Infosec People.
Infosec People is a recruitment business that specializes in aiding companies in the UK, Europe and USA in finding key talent for cyber security and data privacy from CE levels to developers. They started 15 years ago and are based in Cheltenham. They currently have 20 staff and plan to grow by 5 more by end of 2023.
It was so interesting hearing Ben’s story about how he started with the business as a recruiter working for the owner Chris Dunning-Walton when there were just 4 of them and has now become the MD guiding the growth of the business.
As always we cover a lot of ground, including:
- Stay true to your values as you hire people but also find people that add to your culture
- Understand your markets and sit tight during tough times by doing the right things
- Use everyone in the business as part of the interview process to check suitability of candidates
What is illuminating about the conversation with Ben is how much he and the business focus on people. As they look to their growth, they wish for their team to stay with them long term and grow into more senior roles on the way. Infosec People is all about growing their people.
I know that you’ll get something out of this episode.
Ben can be found here:
Leaders Eats Last by Simon Sinek - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/leaders-eat-last-why-some-teams-pull-together-and-others-don-t-simon-sinek/380412?ean=9780670923175
How To Make Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people-special-edition-dale-carnegie/2978286?ean=9780091947460
Diary Of A CEO - https://stevenbartlett.com/the-diary-of-a-ceo-podcast/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/
Chat GPT - https://openai.com/chatgpt
Picture This - Plant Identifier - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/picturethis-plant-identifier/id1252497129