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About Bow Resources


Who we are

Bow Resources is one of the fastest-growing specialist recruitment companies in the UK. Our vision is to become the market-leading provider to the energy industry, where our specialist knowledge sets us apart from the rest. We provide an exceptional, tailored service to our clients.

Our expertise

At Bow Resources, our management team have over 100 years’ combined international recruitment experience. From working within the executive search sector, to project-managing large teams of contractors, we operate across remote locations and cultures, and have developed an extensive international network.

Why Bow?

We are founded upon principles of delivery, integrity, and professionalism. Our approach is to gain a thorough understanding of our clients' long-term requirements, forming successful and sustainable relationships. These values are reflected by the high proportion of clients with whom we have repeat business.

James Caan CBE and Recruitment Entrepreneur celebrate exciting relaunch of Bow Resources

Bow Resources partnered with Recruitment Entrepreneur, founded, and backed by James Caan in 2017.

Jon France has now taken over as CEO and along with his leadership he is bringing his expertise of oil and gas within the recruitment market to the company. Prior to Bow, he had been responsible for over 30 sales and operations across the EMEA region and held responsibility for a business unit that turned over circa £44 million per year and supported client development and delivery into accounts and operations.

On why Jon decided to lead Bow Resources ‘I love the Energy sector. It’s such a diverse global market. Recruiting within different cultures and interesting global projects. We are now going through the most exciting period for the next 10-15 years as the world delivers the energy transition’.

Jon has set high targets for the company and with his management team they have aimed to become the leading supplier of energy talent globally. Jon adds ‘Our team consists of some of the of the greatest specialist recruiters in this industry. We want to ensure our clients and candidates receive the very best service and finding our clients the top talent in some of the most challenging roles’.

Jon was introduced to Recruitment Entrepreneur through a mutual connection and from the first conversation an open, honest, and strong partnership was formed. Jon reflects ‘Partnering with people that understand how recruitment works and how to build a successful recruitment business was a deciding factor in my decision’.

Abid Hamid, CEO of Recruitment Entrepreneur: ‘Jon’s expertise in the oil and gas sector combined with his strong team will be crucial as Bow Resources develops and grows through the energy transition. We look forward to joining him on his vision of delivering and sourcing the best service to our clients and candidates’.

 

 

Meet the team

Bow Resources is part of the Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio. As well as our team of recruiters, we're backed by a senior leadership team that boasts over 100 years' recruitment expertise. Find out more about their background and how they support the operations and strategy behind Bow Resources. 

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James

Caan CBE

Group Chairman

Having founded Recruitment Entrepreneur in 2013, former Dragons’ Den star and serial entrepreneur, James Caan CBE plays a pivotal role in shaping Bow Resources. 

James has been in recruitment for over 30 years and invests in recruitment companies of all sizes across various geographies and sectors. Alexander Mann, his first recruitment business, sold in 2013 for £260 million. His second recruitment venture, Humana International, grew to 140 offices across 30 countries. His third sale was a collection of six recruitment companies to Graphite Capital in 2014 for £100m.

As Chairman, James takes an active role in Bow Resource's development and long-term strategy. His hands-on approach and mentoring enable us to learn from his considerable experience in founding and scaling recruitment businesses.

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Abid

Hamid

Group CEO

Abid has over 25 years of experience in the Oil and Gas sector. He was the Business Development Director for Swift, and set up their Nigeria, Angola and Russia operations. He was part of the original team at WorldwideWorker that transformed WTS and established their Nigeria operation. Following that, he was the Global Business Development Director for SThree/ Progressive, responsible for all Oil and Gas activity.

He has extensive experience in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As Managing Director of Harlow international in Iraq, he provided security, life support (accommodation, visas and logistics) and expat and local qualified personnel to the Oil and Gas industry. Abid has established and run large projects on behalf of clients globally: SPDC, BP, Schlumberger, Chevron, Addax and Pertamina to name a few.

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Jon

France

Bow Resources CEO

Jon has over 15 years recruitment experience, 13 of which have been in the Oil, Gas and Renewables sector. Prior to Bow Resources he was Regional Director for a global manpower and recruitment business who were specialists in the Oil and Gas sector. Responsible for the overall operations, sales and budget for the largest business unit in the company for 10 years. This included managing a team of 25 heads in a multi-million-pound profit centre.

He has strong experience in building client relationships and developing delivery strategies across different countries and regions. He also has extensive experience in tenders, compliance and operations globally. 

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Angus

McDowell

Group CFO

Angus has a wealth of managerial and board-level experience and has recently completed an MBA at Cass Business School.
Angus provides strategic support and management to enhance and sustain our business growth, serving to drive value creation.

He oversees all of Bow Resource's financial operations. His team manages and maintains cash flow, accounts, and payroll, and produces all budget plans and financial forecasting for Bow Resources. 

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Hollis

Group COO

With over 22 years’ business development and management experience, Greg sets our operational strategy and supports the team with increasing sales performance and attracting the right talent to join the business. Greg supports the creation and delivery of the company strategy, and growth plans. He also ensures best practice processes are implemented and used by everyone in the business.

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Doug

Fitzgerald

Client Relationship Director

Doug has over 10 years of recruitment experience within the Oil, Gas and Renewables sector. Prior to Bow Resources he was the Client Relationship Director for a global manpower and recruitment business who specialized in the Energy sector. Doug managed the Key Accounts team and was responsible for forging lasting client relationships and ensuring outstanding delivery to all client requirements.

He was responsible for a multi-million-pound budget per year across different countries and regions. He also has extensive experience in compliance and operations globally. 

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Andrew

Duffy

Downstream and LNG Director

Andrew has 11 years of Recruitment experience, with the last 9 spent working within Downstream and LNG Sector of the Oil & Gas industry. He has built long term relationships with some of his markets leading companies, supporting Greenfield projects with values of over $20 Billion and mid to large scale Processing Plants.

Recruiting from Executive to Discipline Engineer level, Andrew has successfully completed international searches and high-volume project recruitment, whilst managing proficient recruitment teams. 

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Michael

Clark

Trading and Commodities Director

Michael has over 8 years of recruitment and search experience, 4 years exclusively in Trading, Oil Refining and Petrochemical markets. He has executed search projects from C suite and General Manager level to commodity traders and discipline engineering right across the oil and gas energy landscape.

His passion and expertise are in developing strong relationships with his clients and partnering with them to identify the best talent for their business-critical needs.

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Tom

Burkinshaw

Group Marketing Director

Tom has over 15 years in senior management and marketing roles. He has vast experience in managing marketing strategy, integration and brand development of multiple business and acquisitions in fast paced, high growth businesses.

Tom oversees marketing operations, strategy, brand and communications to help achieve maximum awareness for scalable growth and ROI.

 

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Daisy

Betteridge

Operations Director

Daisy has been involved in the launch and growth of Recruitment Entrepreneur since inception and now oversees and manages all operational activity within the RE portfolio.

She implements best practice business guidelines and strategies and works closely with our team to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently, allowing us to focus on running the businesses.

Daisy oversees all HR, office, and IT systems and services. She is also our GDPR ambassador and manages all compliance and regulatory-related activities.  

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Danielle

Butterfield

Head of Bids and Tenders

Danielle oversees all of Bow Resource's marketing activity and ensures branding is consistent, campaigns are running successfully, and advertising activity delivers ROI, as well as managing all external communications, PR, and events.  

Having previously run her own company for six years, Danielle has extensive experience in bid management, design, and marketing.

 

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