Specialist People Services Group (SPS), the Bradford-based specialist recruitment company, has appointed Dean Hewitt to a new role within the business – Director of International Development.
Dean’s appointment reflects SPS Group’s ambitions for further international expansion. It already has one outstandingly successful international business, Driver Hire Australia, which has grown from a standing start in 2012 to a £16m turnover business with six offices across the country.
Dean Hewitt, who is currently MD of Driver Hire Australia, will take on the new UK-based role in the New Year. He will continue to have responsibility for the management and development of Driver Hire Australia. Dean will also work to identify other markets where the Driver Hire model of innovation, outstanding service and rigorous compliance will deliver competitive advantage.
“I am really excited to be taking on this new role within the Group,” says Dean. “We’ve shown the enormous potential for our business in overseas markets and I believe there are several more that are ripe with opportunity for us.”
Chris Chidley, SPS Group CEO commented, “I’m delighted for Dean and believe this is the start of a really positive new chapter for our business. I’m also very pleased that we have been able to continue our track record of talented people building great careers with us. As part of the new structure, Dean’s colleagues Neil Percy and Nick Phillips are being promoted to Regional Director roles in Australia. My hope is that our international plans will create many more opportunities for people across our business in the future.”