Bede Ashby, the Founder and Managing Director, of the Momentum Group of companies, is one of New Zealand’s leading recruitment entrepreneurs. He established Momentum Consulting as an executive recruitment business in 1996. Since that time the group has expanded to include, the IT recruitment brand, 920 and Velocity, a business support recruitment business. With a combined turnover of approximately $50m, Momentum has now launched an ambitious expansion strategy to grow revenue by 75% over the next three years.

Bede is well qualified to talk on a range of aspects of how to grow a recruitment business. He has successfully launched three different brands in a highly competitive market. Along the way, he has survived a difficult partnership dissolution and the GFC only to emerge a stronger and more resilient entrepreneur.

Key to the success of the Momentum Group has been Bede’s willingness to adopt a corporate structure which includes outside investors and a high profile Board. Bede will share the lessons he has learned thus far. His views on partnerships, investors and how to structure an effective board, provide useful tips for those wishing to take their business to the next level.