Have you met Peter Forshaw?

  • Job Title
    Managing Director
  • Date Joined
    Founded Maxwell Stephens June 2006
  • Likes
    Good Wine, Wife & 3 Children, Sunshine & Beaches,
  • Dislikes
    Laziness, Rudeness, Bad Manners
  • Hobbies
    Running, Entertaining Friends and Holidays
  • Favourite Brand
    Rolex
  • Favourite Holiday
    Ibiza, Mallorca, Greece

Not even for one moment did I imagine I would embark on a career in recruitment when I was at University. Maxwell Stephens continues to go from strength to strength. After a 7 year career as Office Manager at a large UK recruitment company and a year working as director of a niche recruiter; I felt a break was needed and departed on a 6 week vacation encompassing a trip to both the far east and the Caribbean in 2005 at the age of 28. Upon returning & whilst deciding what to do next, a few late night discussions with my step father (Mr Stephens) sparked the inspiration to create a luxury facilities management recruitment company. Motivated by the actual people I had found in the industry & a keen eye for future trends and doing things differently, I quickly realised Maxwell Stephens’ potential to blossom into a high-end company, with an emphasis on outstanding customer service to remain ahead of other recruiters.

I fully believe that the key driving force behind any prosperous business such as Maxwell Stephens (apart from a strong woman by my side namely Lynsie, my wife) is the people that work there and that without strong staff behind it, a company cannot meet its true potential. After managing a large team in my last role, I was able to apply this experience to Maxwell Stephens to assemble a small team of first class individuals that are all prepared to go the extra mile to be successful. This team continues to grow and is what differentiates Maxwell Stephens from the competition.

I couldn’t possibly choose just one favourite Maxwell Stephens moment but have finally settled on three events that continue to stand out in my mind. The first, when I took all the staff to stay at the shard to celebrate the company’s 10 year anniversary. The second was in November 2017 when we organised our second company client event, held at the Business Growth Fund, where we handpicked all of the guests and organised some awesome speakers, it was a superb! The third was more recently when we took the staff to the races for the day and was it such a success and a much needed break for the staff from the busy quarter that we will now do something similar on an annual basis.

What do people say about Peter…

 

Peter’s expert knowledge, advice and professional attitude, combined with his friendly and approachable demeanour, speak volumes about him.

Peter has a knowledge of the industry which is second to none. This combined with the way he matches the right candidate to a specific role, (compared with the scatter-gun approach of some competitors) makes him simply the best at what he does.

I have been thoroughly impressed by Peter’s professionalism, commitment and unceasing support throughout our dealings together. He is a credit to his industry and I would recommend him without hesitation.

Peter is a focused and determined recruiter with a deep knowledge of the Facilities arena. He interviewed me for  a Senior FM role and within a week I was in front of the client for an interview. He gave first class, in-depth advice and I have no doubt that I wouldn’t have got the job without it.

Peter is an extremely professional recruitment consultant who has been successful in placing me previously. We continue to work together and he continues to deliver intuitive, professional and accurate placement strategy. His approach is authentic and consultative and this, as I’m sure you’ll appreciate, is priceless.

I found Peter extremely conscientious during my job search. His guidance and in-depth knowledge of the FM industry demonstrated he listened to what I wanted to achieve in my next career move.

I would recommend Peter every time to anyone seeking a new career/challenge. Peter takes the time to understand your needs and uses them to find you the best roles. He always keeps you informed and is always there for a chat.

Peter is without a shadow of a doubt the most informed recruiter I have had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of the sector is unrivalled.