Season 6 | Ep 11 – John Dyson on surviving a major snowboarding accident and running his agency his way!

6 January 2023|In Podcasts|By Sean Anderson

On today’s episode, I was joined by John Dyson.

John is the founder of FJR Group, a specialist recruitment firm headquartered in Manchester with an office in London, operating across financial services, HR, and technology.

John started the business in May 2011, the very same month that I personally started in recruitment.

In that period of time, he’s grown a business to over 50 people and has opened multiple offices.

Recently, during a snowboarding holiday in France, John suffered an accident where he broke his back in a couple of places and had bleeding in the brain.

This specific accident led to many positive decisions and changes to his business – something John would never have foreseen!

In this episode, you’re going to find out about a recruitment owner who I believe is doing things in a hybrid way.

There are recruitment owners that keep the business lean and wrap everything around themselves, and there are ones who aim to build businesses as fast and as big as they can for growth and exit.

John is kind of in between.

He’s building a great leadership team to manage the day-to day-operation of FJR Group, but he’s very close to the frontline.

To anyone looking to grow their business in a more considered way – not wanting it to be a lifestyle but not necessarily wanting it to be the biggest agency in the world – I think this episode will inspire and support you in so many different ways.