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Darren spent six years in sales and field sales before joining Austin Benn in 1998.  In his first year Darren was the highest performing consultant achieving £256K, a record for a single consultant at the time.  Rising from Senior Consultant to Operations Manager of the commercial sector Darren left Austin Benn in 2001 to join PSD, a leading city recruiter.  Darren returned to Austin Benn in 2003 for 3 years and balanced being one of the highest performing consultants together with managing the Austin Benn team in Luton.  Darren left Austin Benn in 2006 to join First People Solutions (FPS), one of the UK's fastest growing independent recruitment consultancies. 

Finally in October 2007 having convinced their wives, Darren and Rob set up Aaron Wallis and have never looked back!! 

With a natural leadership style Darren leads from the front and is capable of both leading the sales function and personally billing.  Darren is married with two children and lives in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.  When not at work Darren spends his time coaching kids football but most of all, fishing.

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/pub/darren-dewrance/1a/675/770/

Darren can be contacted on 01908 061400

  Darren in Morocco 

 

 

More about Darren Dewrance as a Person

Describe your role in one sentence? Director, reporting into the finance director - Joanna Dewrance!

What is your style? Relaxed but competitive and no time for negativity

What’s the one thing that you’re best at solving for your clients? Large scale recruitment projects

Why would a client want to work with you? I'm honest and don't like letting people down.

What would you do, as a career, if you weren’t working in recruitment? Having worked in recruitment for ever I don't think I'd be much good at anything else! 

What do you have a knack for (better than everyone else)? Reading people and situations

What are the characteristics and skills you have that you believe are particularly suited to what you do? Honesty and the ability to think on your feet!

I confess to being bad at... dieting!

Three things you’d never guess about me? – Qualified first aider, FA level 1 football coach and spent 12 months in Jerusalem running a hostel

Best movie you have ever seen (the film you’d happily watch time and time again)? Happy Gillmore.

What is the mantra, motivational quote or poem that inspires you? There’s only one Arsene Wenger!

What would you like to have on your gravestone? The best dad in the world

What are your 3 ‘Desert Island’ songs? Careless Whisper, Wake me up before you go go and Liberian Girl

What one day in your life would you like to live over again? Most will answer wedding day, birth of first child but for me........187lb catfish landed in Spain!

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at? Being a dad and I can't think of another

Who is the person you respect the most, and why? My wife for putting up with me since 1992!

If your house was on fire and you could grab only 3 material possessions before leaving, what would they be? Rods, Reels and landing net

What is the temptation that you wish you could resist? Night fishing during the week

Your ultimate ambition outside of work? Buy a house in the country with a private fishing lake – It will happen

When you think of ‘retirement’ what image does it conjure up?  Sat on the riverbank!

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Marketing Director, City of London Police

I just wanted to thank you for your help with our recruitment process which went very smoothly and has – we hope – found us just the person for the job!

Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd

We were impressed not only by the quality of candidates you found for us but also the level of information, preparation and qualification you put into the process. You continually kept us informed of each person’s feelings about the process, which is very important but often overlooked. I am looking forward to working with your company again in the future.

Commercial Director, Incentive Facilities Management

I have used Aaron Wallis to fill a number of our Sales Development Manager roles and I have found them to provide a very professional service. I will use their services again in future recruitment campaigns.

HR Business Partner, Greene King

Since joining DSGi, Rob has been a supplier of permanent staff and has performed to an extremely high standard, successfully filling 98% of roles he has worked on. If anyone is looking for a good sales and marketing based consultancy with an informal yet professional approach, I would recommend Rob.

Senior Recruitment Consultant, DSG International

In an industry where people over promise and under deliver, Rob and his teams have consistently provided a high-quality service. It is great to deal with someone that has an excellent understanding of UK industry, and a passion for sales.

Sales Manager, TR Fasteners

Thanks for all your help during the recruitment process. I have been extremely impressed with Aaron Wallis especially when compared to other agencies we have dealt with. I really felt you grasped the type of person we required and found strong candidates.

UK Sales Manager, Nexcom

I have always found Rob to be very knowledgeable about our industry sector, and it is refreshing to see after all of these years that Rob continues to quickly and accurately understand my requirements.

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We appointed Aaron Wallis in February and the successful candidate, out of the six which Aaron Wallis introduced, was able to join Alphametrics before the end of April. The whole process took less than three months. I would recommend Aaron Wallis’ services to others without hesitation.

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Aaron Wallis have provided me with an excellent service, Giles went out of his way to help me preparing for my interview and supported me through all the processes. If you need an agency to give you a fully professional and consultative approach to finding you a new career move, the Aaron Wallis can certainly provide this for you.

D. Richards, Candidate

I have to say coming across and having dealings with Aaron Wallis proved to be very successful. Being highly experienced did not seem to count for much during my job search bit a conversation with Robert Scott gave me a real confidence boost and enabled to get a position at the age of 63. Great service!!!!!!

D. Burgess, Candidate

A great recruitment company to work with. Excellent experience with Aaron Wallis through the entire recruitment process. The team was really professional and extremely helpful. Darren was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly, supportive and gave me great advice. Thank you very much!

A. Bauchet, Candidate

I can honestly say that the time and expertise you gave me was way beyond any other recruitment consultant I dealt with. You are a rarity in your industry.

S. Akers, Candidate

Aaron Wallis is an outstanding recruitment agency specialising in high calibre sales positions. I was working directly with Darren Dawrance who went above and beyond my expectations in sourcing me my perfect role. I was kept in regular communication with Darren and he worked extremely hard on securing my dream job. Highly recommended and Thanks Darren for all your expertise and hard work.

R. Sealy, Candidate

Very good advice and support was given during the course of the interviewing process. Potential job seekers would be well advised to use this company whilst looking for their new career.

R. Speakman, Candidate

Perfect from start to finish. Simon deserves a shout out. Best recruiter there is. If you need a job, this guy will get you one. He's like the super man of recruiters. Top man, can't recommend him enough.

M. Crisp, Candidate

Excellent experience from first contact to ultimately securing a suitable placement. Giles looked after me in a very professional and friendly manner. He used his expertise and experience to ensure I was put forward for the most suitable positions for my skill set and found me a new role very quickly. I can't recommend Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment highly enough.

M. Green, Candidate

Really excellent experience dealing with Aaron Wallis. Liam Oakes who helped me get a great job was brilliant. Kept me up to date during the process and offered great help and advice, and a thoroughly nice guy. Highly recommended!

J. Hathaway, Candidate

Aaron Wallis (and in particular Rob Scott) have been fantastic throughout the recruitment process, and even a few months down the line, still continues to care. Rob clearly cares about each individual and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which shows in the work he does. Each candidate is not just a number, and the support received from Aaron Wallis has helped me get a career which I truly enjoy.

M. White, Candidate

Less than two weeks after joining Aaron Wallis I was offered my new job. I got a £10,000 rise in my basic salary, car allowance, a laptop and many other perks, which will help to further my career. I definitely would not have found my dream job without the help of Aaron Wallis.

C. Hoy, Candidate

The Recruitment agent I used, Simon, was extremely helpful and really went the extra mile to ensure all of my questions were answered, and that I felt as comfortable and prepared as possible. Very professional company and would definitely recommend to others. Thank you Aaron Wallis!

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