Metaskil has been delivering key IT resources to a wide ranging client base since it was formed as The Consultancy Corporation in 1987. The early years saw the company focus on supplying contractor resource, building relationships with key vendors, along with local and central government and software houses. Growing slowly and surely, by the mid 90’s we had developed relationships with leading consultancies to provide on-site Resource Management services and further growth during 2000 saw us introduce a dedicated Permanent Recruitment division to the organisation.
In 2003, we re-branded as Metaskil and shortly after appointed Ian Faulkner as Managing Director, with a focus on delivering Business Change services alongside the core Resourcing offering. This saw us build strong relationships with many blue chip clients including Royal Mail Group, Aviva, Ordnance Survey and The Association of Train Operating Companies.
In 2009 Metaskil acquired Open Square, a software company that utilised the latest technologies to deliver advanced solutions to the Insurance and Financial sector. Following the successful deployment at the leading telematics based insurance provider Insure the Box, Metaskil gained the attention of the Quindell group (now known as Watchstone) and in late 2012 Metaskil were acquired by Quindell, where the company continued to deliver resourcing services both internally and externally.
A change in strategy at Quindell led to the opportunity of a management buyout and, in 2017, Resourcing Director Paul Hunsdon and ex-Managing Director Ian Faulkner took back control of Metaskil and returned to its original roots, focusing purely on contract and permanent recruitment. Existing clients continue to trust Metaskil’s resources to help deliver their projects, and we are delighted to have secured many new customers since the buyout.
Paul has worked in the IT recruitment and resourcing industry over 30 years. Working his way through Administration, Resourcing and Account Management roles, before being appointed Metaskil’s Resourcing Director in 2003. He played a key role managing the resourcing arm of the company and developing accounts within both the Public and Private Sector. He continued in that role when the company was acquired by The Watchstone Group (then known as Quindell) in 2012.
In April 2017, he took the opportunity to acquire the business from Watchstone, becoming majority shareholder and being appointed Managing Director. Paul has retained a very a hands-on role in the day to day running of the business, which has seen revenues increase year on year since the business was acquired.
Outside of work, Paul is a school governor at a local infant school, plays cricket for Emmbrook CC and co-manages his son’s Under 11 football team.
Ian has worked in the IT sector for over 40 years, starting in operations and working through programming, testing, migrations, project management, benefit realisation and as IT Director/CTO. He has worked with clients in the UK, Europe, North Africa and Asia, and across the public, private and third-sectors.
As Managing Director of Metaskil he led the sale of the company to Quindell (now Watchstone) and worked with Paul Hunsdon to buy Metaskil back from Watchstone in 2017.
As well as being the Commercial Director of Metaskil he is a trustee of Kenya Children Centres, a charity that supports children in Kenya and to which Metaskil donates monthly.
THE METASKIL DIFFERENCE
What you can expect from Metaskil:
A Human Service
Constant contact with you and the candidate to ensure the recruitment process runs smoothly
A Transparent Service
All candidates advised where their CV is being submitted so you shouldn’t receive duplicate CV’s
Fully Briefed Candidates
The candidate briefed in detail about your company and the role they have applied for
You WON’T ever get from Metaskil:
Inundated with CV’s that have not been filtered
Candidates that don’t exist
Candidates that have not provided permission for their CV to be submitted