Alan Braithwaite, Business Director
Alan has extensive legal and commercial recruitment experience, working with many of NI’s largest brands. As co-owner of Abacus, he focuses on business planning and growth, staff recruitment, managing contracts, pitching proposals and presentations, customer satisfaction and after care. His framed Diploma in Recruitment Practice offers evidence to the wider team that the elder still knows something about recruitment.
In a former life, Alan worked for eight years’ in the field of economic & business development, has a degree in Geography, a PgDip in Economic Development and an MBA, all from University of Ulster. Not many predicted that after he was turfed out of an acclaimed Grammar school after 5th year; which Alan regards as the single most important day in his life!
Alan has two young children and in his adolescence was a renowned surfer, dodging great white sharks off the coast of Durban, South Africa on a daily basis; although one day in Donegal, he put his wetsuit on back to front. Other than that, his life passions revolve around his family, cooking, Manchester United, and friends; and recruitment obviously!
Alan’s Role within Abacus:
Alan is the Co-owner and Business Director at Abacus Professional Recruitment. Abacus is a highly respected specialist recruitment company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland since 2003. As an agency that is respected and trusted, Abacus delivers exemplary customer service for leading high-brand companies across several professional sectors. This encompasses permanent, interim/contract and temporary recruitment solutions.
Alan’s specialties include:
- Career direction
- Executive placements
- CV development
- Sales development
- Salary negotiation
- Competing for tender awards
- Temporary employment
- Interim contracts
- Permanent appointments
- Filling jobs
- Interview support and guidance