BEN Russell, chief executive at Russell Taylor Holdings Ltd, has been appointed to the board of Wirral Chamber of Commerce.
One of the region’s leading entrepreneurs, Ben has driven the Wirral-headquartered recruitment business, originally set up as a father and son operation, to one with a multi-million pound turnover and currently employing more than 400 staff.
Earlier this year, Russell Taylor Holdings Ltd, which covers employment sectors in engineering, construction, industrial, commercial, transport, logistics and distribution, was named as the UK’s fastest growing privately-owned recruitment company.
However, Ben attributes the outstanding success in driving this growth to two vital factors – the business’ family values and workplace culture.
He said: “The past couple of years have undoubtedly been the most challenging in our history yet we have constantly stuck to our ideals centred on everything we believe in as a family-run business with our roots firmly on Wirral.
“From day one when there was just me, my father Peter and wife Claire working out of a spare room at home, our vision of running a reputable recruitment company giving unrivalled service, staffed by a happy and fulfilled workforce and committed to the local community, has never wavered.”
Now looking forward to the new challenging role as a director of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, Ben added: “The Wirral business community has an amazing opportunity to maximise opportunities for growth through collaboration and unity among its members.
“I am delighted to join the Chamber board and become part of a team that’s passionate about strengthening the local economy and helping to put our businesses on a larger global platform.”
A patron member of Wirral Chamber, Ben is also a founder patron of The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead, working in close contact with the organisation to support the coaching and mentoring of young people to help them into employment.