John Urpi


+44 (0) 1925 907043

A bit about me

My story with First began in 2007, after developing a career in recruitment, working my way from Recruiter to Managing Director of an international recruitment company, I moved over to First Group and took on the role of CEO. Over the years I am proud to have worked with some great teams to create a number of novel national and international supply agreements including the first UK neutral vendor solution within the oil and gas sector. I have developed a strong track record for driving financial targets and annual sales (leading to growth at one firm from £15m in 1989 to over £200m in 2007.) In parallel, I enjoy finding opportunities for innovation and performance improvement.

I enjoy being an ambassador for our excellent recruitment solutions and engaging with clients in our chosen national and international market sectors to develop our business through joint ventures, partnerships and collaborations.

"I worked for John for 8 years and found his vision, strategic thinking and team building skills to be exceptional. Under John's leadership we transformed Fircroft from a small family run business into an international recruitment operation with a turnover of over £150M."

Non Executive Director
"John's vision and leadership took Fircroft from a small, family concern into an award winning multi national recruitment business."



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