In conversation with our MD, Christopher Sultman

A Meeting With…Christopher Sultman, managing director of CDS Recruitment

What is the best thing about your job?

“It’s my business and I can make a difference.”

What is your proudest achievement?

“My business has now been running for eight years. If someone had said when I set up CDS Recruitment on my birthday in 2009, that I would still be working for myself eight years on I would have perhaps not have believed it. When I look back there have been some really stressful times and fantastic times. I have so much to do going forward, building on the knowledge I now have and the network of people I can call upon to help. When I get the time to think about this it makes me so proud, especially when I started it with nothing. Determination and desire to succeed are powerful tools.”

What advice would you give to someone starting in your career?

“Build strong relationships.”

Which individual has inspired you most and why?

“My father. He instilled a hard-working attitude combined with a constant smile on his face and great friends to help him when needed.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

“Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.”

What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your career so far?

“The key to a successful business is recruiting the right people to work with you. I now take my time and reflect on what people say in an interview. I particularly look for people who are active outside of work. I believe people who are involved in sport especially are driven and self motivated. They have a desire to keep pushing and with this they are great people to work with. Particularly in quite pressurised environments such as recruitment.”

How is your business going to change in the next 10 years?

“CDS Recruitment will be offering recruitment services from different geographical locations and advanced technology will be a key player in our services.”

What do you like to do out of work?

“I like to think I would be swimming and training.”

What do you always carry with you?

“A smile.”

What would you do if you had to change career?

“I would be a swimming coach.”

 

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