Welsh rugby legend and well-known broadcaster Jonathan Davies OBE has joined one of the UK’s largest recruitment agencies, Smart Solutions, as an ambassador as it continues a period of sustained growth.
Jonathan, who is well known for representing Wales in both rugby union and rugby league throughout the 1980s and 1990s, as a media personality, as well as his services to charity, joined the business to play a role in the company’s development, using the contacts he has built up across his diverse networks. He will mainly work with Smart Solutions to help develop its presence amongst larger corporations.
Speaking about his new role, Jonathan said: “For a while now I’ve really admired the values of Smart Solutions. I have been impressed by the ambitious plans for the company, as well as the remarkable growth it has achieved over the last few years, and even recently, throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Through this partnership I’m hoping to play a role in the company’s progression over the next few years, as well as really broadening my knowledge and carving out a career in business development.”
Rob Webb, CEO of Smart Solutions, said: “We’re really pleased to have welcomed Jonathan on board and very much value the knowledge and experience he will bring.
“Jonathan is well respected both in and out of rugby circles and I have no doubt that his presence will make a big contribution to growing the business even further as we look to make a series of significant investments in the coming months.”
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, the business has adapted its operations significantly, with staff working around the clock, and launching unprecedented recruitment campaigns for sectors in desperate demand, such as recycling, logistics and food retail.
Looking ahead to 2021, the company is set to make a series of significant investments as part of its long-term business strategy. The largest investment will see a new focus placed on specialising its business units in a bid to offer a better service to both clients and candidates.
Established in 2007, Smart Solutions is a pan-European recruitment firm that provides large-scale workforce solutions.