Discovery Park-based recruitment firm Wave Search is a company created after a near-death experience. While travelling around Asia during 2004, Gareth and Annie Jones were in Koh Surin off the Andaman coast in Thailand when it was hit by a tsunami. Thankfully both survived, but it made them determined to make each day count.
Before the couple founded Wave Search, both were previously employed by London-based international search and recruitment firms. Their new venture was named to be a constant reminder to make the most of the opportunities that each day presents.
Earlier this year, Wave Search moved into a new workspace at Discovery Park, as it offers the perfect office solution, with the flexibility to scale up, on-site security and digital connectivity as well as invaluable work-life balance. The company has also benefitted from working alongside other professional services firms at the Kent-based science, innovation and business campus.
“Every industry is changing, many at a faster rate than at any time in our industrial history. With change comes opportunity and that’s driven new ways of working and demand for people with the skills to help companies transform,” said Gareth.
“Businesses are adopting new technologies and processes, and this has led to a dramatic rise in demand to integrate digital capabilities into their operations. Our clients need high calibre digital and transformation specialists to help them bring new products to market or transform their operations and services, which is where Wave comes into its own.
“In the last 12 months we have seen significant growth as new technologies emerge to help businesses meet head-on the economic disruption caused by the Covid pandemic. We have been called upon to enable our clients to support their growth by recruiting and building high-performance teams.”
After a record year, Gareth believes the fact that Wave is in the best shape of its business life can be traced to the move to Discovery Park.
He added: “We have also changed the way we are working and adopted an agile approach which has helped us punch above our weight and stay ahead of larger search firms.
“Our core team in Kent and our network of other search experts in Manchester, Poland and Spain means we are perfectly placed to support international clients and can flex to meet demand.”
He added: “The Wave Search team are on an exciting journey and Discovery Park is our home. The combination of our new offices and the work-life balance of living in this fantastic part of East Kent, means we are more confident than we’ve ever been that we will continue to grow our high performing team and a successful business.”
For information about what the company offers visit: www.wavesearch.co.uk