Season 5 | Ep 37 – Toni Phoenix-Coles on her journey from senior consultant to MD of Digital Gurus whilst growing a family at the same time!

2 August 2022|In Podcasts|By Sean Anderson

On this week’s episode of The RAG Podcast, I was joined by Toni, the Managing Director of Digital Gurus, a specialist Tech & Digital recruiter with 66 staff across offices in Manchester, London, Bristol and Birmingham.

Toni joined the business as a Senior Consultant 11 years ago. She’d had a successful career in recruitment in Leeds and fancied a change of company and city.

Little did she know when she arrived in Manchester that she would end up managing the whole business!

In this episode we discussed how she: 

  • Entered the industry because she knew that earning money was the top priority for her after university. 
  • Moved to ReThink Group (DG) and settled in Manchester
  • Took on a leadership role and realised that she loved the challenge more than being an individual biller
  • Nearly quit to go travelling but was offered the chance to take DG to Manchester and changed her mind
  • Has grown into the MD and had 2 children in the same period
  • Maintains her family as her priority and is focused on finding a great balance between home and work life
  • Is taking the whole of August off work to travel with her kids during the summer!

An inspirational female business leader, we need more examples like Toni to make a positive change in our male dominated industry!