Sphere Expansion

Board level updates for continued growth

Having recently won Best Small Company in the UK and in their tenth year of business, Sphere have announced some exciting changes to their board.
Laurence Smith, who acted as NED, will be moving on from the business having sold his shareholding.

Tara Ricks joins as Non-Executive Director: “I have a passion for ambitious recruitment businesses who embed core values throughout their DNA, and as such am delighted to be working with Sphere, supporting the business in its next stage of exciting growth”.
Sphere’s co-founder, Niall Phelan, is now Chief Customer Officer: “Our customers have always been at the heart of our business and, as we continue to scale around the globe, and as we provide our customers with more services, centralising our customer development strategy “from the top” is an important part of our onward service offering”.
Ben Steer has moved into a Chief Operating Officer role. Ben overseas Finance, People Development, Marketing, Internal recruitment and Operations. He has been instrumental to Sphere’s growth from a £3M to £12M t/o business over the past 5 years.
Holly Simpson is being promoted to the board. Holly’s remit will expand and Sphere’s Future Talent business will report to her. Ed added: “Holly joined Sphere as a Graduate and she has played a critical role in our success”.

“Holly has so many incredible talents yet her enabling of others and creating brilliant teams who work together, and for our customers, continues to stand out to us all”.
Hannah Brown is being promoted to Associate Director. Sphere’s contract business has doubled in size over the past 12 months, and it now represents over 30% of their UK revenue. Expanding the contract business in the UK and Globally is one of Sphere’s most important strategic aims.

Sphere continues to expand from within and with several other significant promotions at the halfway stage of the year, the business is excited to start the next ten years of their onward journey.


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