New starter spotlight – Darpan & Gary

Our hiring plan this year has been non-stop with another two consultants joining us in July – welcome Gary Sidhu & Darpan Patel!

Darpan has joined Executive Network Group as a Recruitment Consultant for The FMC Network. ENG continues to expand our FMC brand within our London office, Darpan will specialise on Operational professionals within the Facilities Management sector.

Gary is another new recruit, who has 3 years experience within technical markets. Gary will join our construction team within FMC focused on permanent Operational placements within the build sector.The FMC Network. We’re so excited to have them both amongst our ranks!

Read the interview below to find out more about the newest #RisingStars of Network House!



What drew you to recruitment in the first place?

Gary: My brother has been working in recruitment for the past 7 years and suggested that it would be a good career move. I love recruitment because no 2 days are the same, everyday is a new challenge.

Darpan: I got recommended by my best mate who had great success in IT and so I thought I would give it a go. I love the diversity involved in the role as no day is the same, as well as the social aspect of meeting various personalities.

Describe your personality in three words.

Gary: Hard working, Persistent, Resilient

Darpan:  Fun, Quirky, Professional.

One of ENG’s strongest values is inspiration. Who inspires you the most?

Gary: Father – coming from India at a young age and from having a unprivileged childhood himself, he worked 16 hour shifts 7 days a week to give me and my siblings the life he never had. I look to work hard and give my children the same if not better life than what I had.

Darpan:  My father is my biggest inspiration, and he came to the UK with nothing, and managing a successful subcontracting firm to support my family.

What would you do if you didn’t work in recruitment?

Gary: I would probably still be selling life insurance.

Darpan: I’d probably start my own company.

How do you spend your spare time?

Gary: In my spare time I spend every possible minute with my 2 beautiful children.

Darpan:I play Football, Golf and enjoy Gyming (although not evident yet). I also enjoy doing random new activities with my wife having only got married a year ago.

What are you most excited about working at Executive Network Group?

Gary: Working in a new team/department and making the construction department a success.

Darpan:  They are a established brand, with great values and a great team ethic.