Season 6 | Ep 14 – Ben Duffill believes you don’t need to set up your own recruitment company to be successful in the industry

6 January 2023|In Podcasts|By Sean Anderson

On this week’s episode of The RAG Podcast, I am joined by Ben Duffill.

Ben is the Managing Director of MRG Group, The Management Recruitment Group. 

They’re a 60-person recruitment organisation headquartered in London, with multiple global offices.

Ben has a really unique and interesting story in our sector. 

He went to university at 18 years old and quit within six weeks.

Back in Essex, he then managed to get himself into a recruitment career with Hays. This decision set him off on a trajectory to be successful in the future.

Now, at the age of 35, in the second business he’s worked for, he’s top of the tree. 

He is working for the founder as the Managing Director and has equity in the business.

Over the last 15 years, he’s grown a family, he’s been through ups and downs, but he’s been very clear on his vision, what he wants to achieve, and how he can achieve his dreams of being an “intrepreneur”.

Usually, I interview entrepreneurs who have founded their own business, but I do not want everyone in recruitment to believe that the only way you’re going to succeed is if you leave and set up your own company. 

Ben has proven that you can be super successful by staying with a business as long as one thing happens, and that is what we’re gonna talk about in today’s episode.