Tom Jewsbury

Tom Jewsbury

Senior Consultant
What experience and expertise do you bring to your role?

10+ years of recruitment experience, predominantly in international markets and industrial sectors (mining & renewables). I have worked in Geneva, Barcelona, London and now Manchester. I also speak French fluently, as well as a high level in Spanish, and some basic German.

How are you helping people to achieve their full potential?

Nurturing relationships with individuals over a long period of time is a great part of the job. Helping someone’s business develop and, as consequence themselves, by partnering with them to present amazing talent is very rewarding. Likewise, following a candidate’s career over a long period and working with them on multiple occasions is a great opportunity to help someone reach their potential.

What are your thoughts on the future of your sector?

Across the world, investment continues to flow into the renewables/sustainability sector and governments recognise this as being a strong industry for job creation, whilst also hedging their energy security against any geopolitical shocks. As such, and with a recognised shortage of senior talent, it’s an important time to be partnering with businesses at the forefront of the industry.

Finally, the sector is full of highly innovative & forward-thinking individuals. This, combined with a strong international outlook, makes up for an exciting industry to be a part of.

What do you enjoy outside of work? Any hobbies?
  • I am keen rugby fan, having spent three weeks in France last autumn for the World Cup. I also play Tag Rugby in a local league in Manchester.
  • Football! I will be going to Germany for a few days in July for the Euros. Closer to home, I am an Arsenal fan and regularly go to the Emirates Stadium.
  • I also enjoy a good quiz, and previously appeared as Clive Myrie’s first contestant when he became the new host of Mastermind – my specialist subject was Swiss Geography (I grew up there). I also went on Pointless with my brother many years ago.
  • Aim to visit at least 2 new countries every year.
What’s your top three podcasts/books?

Book – The Places in Between, Rory Stewart

Book – Arabia, Levinson Wood

Podcast – The Rewatchables

What’s your go-to productivity trick?

Reminding myself of the goals I have set myself and thinking about why I want to achieve those.

How do you prefer to start your day?

Setting aside ten minutes at home to have a herbal tea, as I find this slows everything down, and energises me for the rest of the day.

What was your first job?

Delivering pizzas at Domino’s Pizza in Geneva.

What’s the best advice you were ever given?

My first manager in recruitment urged me to never forget that the grass is only greener where you water it.