My Stanton House Story: Gary Eaves
Posting date:17 Nov 2020

This year Stanton House celebrates its ten-year anniversary. To reflect on a decade of success, we are taking a look back at the unique journeys of some of our most loyal customers - uncovering how we have helped them with their careers and hiring endeavors over the years. 

This week, we interviewed Gary Eaves, Director at embracent (no relation to our Co-Founder Nick Eaves!) who first became a customer ten years ago and with whom a trusting relationship has endured throughout. 

Gary has had a unique journey with us having been both a candidate and a client over the years. embracent has since become a trusted partner to Stanton House delivering several technology initiatives for us. We have even collaborated on insight papers and co-hosted events together to bring expert insight to our customers. Read his story…

How did you come to know Stanton House ten years ago?

I was working for a consultancy and had been contemplating taking the leap into independent consulting/contracting when I first met Nick and Neil. 

They had just founded Stanton House and were looking for some support around IT and the systems required to support the business. It was a lovely conversation and it was interesting to hear how they wanted to disrupt the market by offering something different to other recruiters - a much more personal experience and significant focus on finding high quality candidates to meet client demand.

I had a few conversations with Nick and through a common contact of ours took on a programme management role for a large transformation project at the UK’s largest housebuilder. 

It was great working with Nick as he helped me through the whole transition, providing more than the typical recruitment agent guidance and even helped me to set up my limited company. 

I genuinely felt that Nick cared about me being successful in the role and we had regular check-ins throughout the contract.

How and why have you stayed connected?

I have pretty much stayed linked into Stanton House ever since. I have run three major programmes placed by Stanton house and recruited dozens of contract and permanent resources through Stanton House. Right now, I am engaging them as a preferred supplier to support the growth of our technology consultancy business - embracent.

I have used agencies to recruit permanent and contract resource over the years and I am not sure they all have the same ethics that Stanton House adopt - to really ensure the client and candidate are happy and getting the experience they want. 

As a client, I love the fact that Stanton House go the extra mile, they really try to understand the requirement in detail, the culture of the business and personality that would fit well within the team. They have a huge network and can find solid candidates time after time. 

They take the complexity out of the process by presenting 3-4 solid candidates that perfectly match our requirements. I feel like they really care and I depend on them to find the right people…quickly. 

How has embracent partnered with Stanton House? 

We’ve partnered in many ways over the years. For example, we have recently produced insight papers on Robotic Process Automation and co-hosted virtual roundtables on intelligent automation for Finance Leaders. 

embracent have also delivered a number of technology projects for Stanton House including Intranet build, the delivery of automation to drive back office efficiency and more recently, the development of a KPI dashboard to help increase Business Intelligence capability. 

I look forward to another decade of partnership and collaboration!

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