“We approached Dan in 2022 to help develop our growing management population and provide one-to-one coaching with our sales directors as their remits continued to grow.
Coming from a recruitment background, he is able to understand, empathise and advise on challenges facing managers and their teams. His insight, enthusiasm and experience was a great fit for our culture at a critical time in our growth.
Dan is a genuine, thoughtful, engaging communicator and coach and I would happily recommend him.
Gareth Evans, Group Chief Operating Officer, Oakleaf Partnership
“Dan and the team at Twenty 20 Talent have been a game changer for us in developing leadership training and we will definitely be calling upon them again for our high performance and executive training programmes."
Hugo Sugden, Managing Director & Co-Founder, GQR Global Markets
“Morpheus has been working with Dan for over a year now, during what has been a period of exciting and rapid growth for our business where we have onboarded new consultants with varying levels of experience. Dan has been a brilliant support to us, delivering customised learning and development packages for our team. He keeps it simple, is able to quickly gauge what support people require (and when) and this has helped us take already good recruiters and turn them into great recruiters. I have used a number of on & offline training partners in the past and can honestly say Dan's the best we've worked with.”
Mike Swetman, Director & Co-Founder, Morpheus Group
“Dan partnered with us at SOLA Group to complete a comprehensive training needs analysis, design career development pathways for the team and deliver training workshops to increase sales and improve service levels. Dan’s commerciality and focus on high quality delivery is always evident and his strategic input to the senior management team is highly valued. I look forward to working with him again.”
Andrew Pordage, Managing Director, SOLA Group
"I have worked with Dan over the past 3 years since he joined Taylor Hopkinson to implement Learning and Development strategy and assist with scaling the business. As Director of the Offshore Wind team, my focus is the management, growth and development of the team whilst achieving ambitious NFI targets year on year, so having Dan available at any time for advice has been a huge help.
Dan has been a huge support to TH and myself personally during various milestones over the period he has been working with us including hiring new team members, managing sensitive situations, opening new overseas offices and the investment of a private equity company with ambitious plans for scaling the business.
Having worked in recruitment himself and since then having worked with many different types of recruitment companies and levels of employees, Dan is able to give invaluable advice based on real scenarios and experiences.
Having a birds eye view of the business from all levels allows Dan to recognise where a change could benefit the company, then make suggestions and recommendations. Dan then follows through on a strategy for change and delivery once he has carefully gained buy-in from all parties involved. He is very organised, always making notes and can refer back to any conversation he has had with a turn of the page. Every meeting with Dan has a clear purpose and agreed objectives, which he follows through on meticulously.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Dan to any recruitment company, whether large or small and whether looking to scale, restructure, start-up or implement change."
Donna Ellcock, Director, Taylor Hopkinson
"Dan’s company wide training covering detailed Candidate Qualification resulted in my team making an amazing double placement where the additional questions Dan recommended asking led us to identifying that the candidate’s wife was also open to a move. The outcome is a synchronised pair of perm placements with us placing the married couple in Switzerland with a large global business. We’ve doubled our invoice amount to £40K and the couple are looking forward to new stages in their career as well as the opportunity to explore more of their outside interests such as hill walking.
Fantastic wins for all involved - Thanks Dan!"
Simon Bartington, Director, CBSbutler
"I have worked with Dan on a variety of projects whilst at the Hydrogen Group and beyond and cannot recommend him highly enough. Not only does he bring a wealth of experience from the field but he is able to impart that knowledge with patience, humour and a deep level of understanding of his audience. Most of all he cares about what he is doing and always goes the extra mile to ensure that those he works with really get it. And this is rare."
Jason Linney, Head of People, Burns Sheehan
"Having seen first-hand how effective Dan and the Twenty 20 Talent team have been; I would fully endorse and recommend their services. From running apprenticeship programs and training members of staff, to offering consultative advice on growth strategy, Twenty 20 Talent have been able to offer it all. It's been a pleasure to work with Dan and his team throughout this exciting growth period for our business, and I look forward to their continued support well into the future."
Oliver Garbacz, Director, Leaman Life Sciences
"Following some very strong feedback from the team after initially booking a trial session with Dan, we partnered with Twenty 20 to support us with the training of our recruitment teams. Twenty 20’s two pronged approach of mixing face to face training with online learning drives the team to continually improve their skills as recruiters and managers bringing in the revenue to support our business growth. I’d recommend Dan and Twenty 20 to any recruitment company looking to improve their ratios and hit growth targets.”
Nick Edelman, Director, Revolution Technology
"Dan has worked with MSI for almost two years in which time he has proven to be a valuable asset to the business and an absolute pleasure to work with. Dan designed and delivered training for MSI including some very successful leadership development training which complemented a big cultural change project he was also involved with. Dan also developed a high performing Talent Acquisition/Internal Recruitment function which was critical in helping the business grow from 50 staff to in excess of 200. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dan and I would have no reservations recommending him."
Kerry Griffin, Director, MSI Group
"Dan's training and mentoring for the teams always delivers quick wins. His flexible approach works well for both of our recruitment brands and we've called upon Dan for his training and for his advice on several occasions."
Debbie MacBeattie, Managing Director, ROC Recruitment and Temps On-line Ltd.
"I have called on the expert advice, experience and training skills of Dan at Twenty 20 both on a personal level, as an executive level recruiter and also as part of the L&D support to our staff at ATI. His one to one and group training sessions have always been informative, engaging and most importantly aimed at developing recruiters' skills and their approach to their careers to help them succeed in their markets. I would recommend Dan to any recruitment organisation as a strong addition to your L&D offering."
Ben Stewart, Director, ATI - Global Technical Recruitment Services