15 Things You May Not Know About FJ and Our People

15 Things You May Not Know About FJ and Our People

To celebrate 15 years in business we’d like to share with you “15 things you may not know about Finlay James and our people”. Our people are what makes FJ a success and we will be raising a glass of something with them all this afternoon at our summer barbecue.

  1. One of our people was a contestant on X- Factor singing Frank Sinatra’s ‘Come fly with me’ (2007)
  2. Our HR Manager used to keep pet lizards
  3. Our two co-owners have chosen to become teetotal – mocktails rather than cocktails these days!
  4. Amongst all the football teams supported we have lots of Manchester United fans but only one Manchester City supporter
  5. One of our consultants had multiple records signed to a leading dance music label 
  6. One of FJ’s consultants once placed both a husband and his wife from Zimbabwe in new roles and relocated both of them to Denmark
  7. 8 team members will be jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet for our charity ‘MIND’ in September
  8. One of our consultants is a stand -up comic in his spare time
  9. 8 different spoken languages in the office (English, Polish, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Arabic and Swahili!)
  10. Our Finance Manager, Vicky, has a golf handicap of 6. She trained and competed at county level and has won 21 major amateur competitions. She was also the first ever female Junior Captain at her golf club in the club’s history!
  11. Our CEO appeared on US TV during the Baseball World Series when on holiday in Boston. According to YouTube he is a ‘True Red Sox fan’! https://youtu.be/LsEMU1B-T_k
  12. 3 of our London team were so fed up of the commute they now cycle to work (using bikes bought with the new Cycle to Work scheme) Fingers crossed for no injuries!
  13. We are a family friendly employer: the FJ family includes 10 children. We love to see how they have all grown at the FJ annual kids Christmas party
  14. Emily, one of our London team and her twin were horse-riding body doubles for a TV show called “The Home Farm Twins” when they were young. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUs1FejaOWM
  15. Finally, Finlay James was the first member of The Recruitment Network which now has more than 100 members and is a great support club for recruitment business leaders.