Toby is the founder and Managing Director of Purple Consultancy, the UK’s leading creative recruitment consultancy.
After graduating with a degree in Law from LSE, Toby undertook a number of sales roles before entering the recruitment industry in 1995.
After achieving considerable success at Contract Accountants the financial recruitment arm of Comms & PC People a leading IT and Telecoms recruiter, he transferred internally to Comms People International.
Specialising in supplying Telecoms Engineers to Overseas Telecoms Operators his clients included Orange in Belgium and Switzerland as well as international divisions of BT and a number of American and Scandinavian owned European mobile operators.
He became one of the highest billing consultants in a business of 340 staff and was appointed Manager on the International Team, the most profitable in the company which at the time had 23 offices around the World with presence in Europe, Asia, Australia and the US.
Comms People floated on the LSE in May 1999 under the name Glotel PLC.
Looking for a new challenge, he founded Purple Consultancy in May 2000 with Paul Wood.
In 2010 Paul exited the business after selling his shares to Toby.
Purple have won numerous awards including Best Contract Recruitment Team at the Marketing and Advertising Recruitment Awards three years running.
Purple have featured in The Recruiter Hot 100 since 2010 and in 2013 were recognised in The Recruitment International Top 250.
In 2012 Toby was voted Recruitment Boss Of The Year at the MARA’s.
This year Purple have been shortlisted in two categories at The Recruiter Awards For Excellence including Best Company To Work For.
Purple work with the majority of the UK’s creative agencies as well as host of leading brands including Apple, Amazon, Burberry, Orange and M&S.