In today’s Client Spotlight, we take a look at Uneek. Based at Arena Offices in Winnersh Triangle we were thrilled to talk to Donal Roughneen and learn more about their journey:
Could you tell us more about your company?
Uneek is a specialist talent partner supporting ambitious organisations to scale teams quickly and efficiently across the IT, Technology, and Digital space. The vision for Uneek is to be much more than just a transactional recruitment agency but a true partner to our customers. We want to work with leaders in technology driving digital transformation, to understand their business direction, and devise a tailored recruitment strategy that ensures results.
Our internal infrastructure of developing specialist consultants operating solely within their tech niche has enabled us to partner with some of the most forward-thinking and ambitious start-ups to well-known global enterprises to provide a tailored staffing solution.
Depending on the specific needs of our customers we can deliver contract/interim solutions, permanent strategic hiring solutions, and fixed-priced models of work to rapidly scale up project teams. Our consultative and advisory approach allows us to deliver a solution that solves problems, saves costs, and allows your business to perform optimally.
What is your professional background?
After my boyhood dreams of becoming a professional footballer failed (a bit too late in life at 22), I sort of fell into the world of technology recruitment and haven’t looked back since. I wouldn’t change anything as it has given me the opportunity to work with and meet some amazing people and organisations and I have been lucky enough to create some lifelong friendships. My career has given me the opportunity to travel the world too and I was fortunate enough to spend 5 years living in Austin, Texas, USA (yes, everything is bigger in Texas and I did fall in love with country music). Highly recommend visiting by the way, amazing place! After spending 10 years at my previous employer working my way up to Senior Manager from a fresh-faced Trainee Recruitment Consultant in a suit that was way too big for me, the next step was to start my own business, Uneek. Uneek launched in January 2023, and it has been a genuinely amazing start but it is only the beginning. It’s had its ups and downs like any start-up business and a lot of late nights and weekends, but we now have the infrastructure in place to scale globally and are already growing. Welcome Rory and another big announcement coming soon too, watch this space!
We want to offer our solutions to as many businesses as we can as we feel we have a market-leading product, and we also want to give ambitious recruitment consultants the platform to grow a career with us. We stand by our internal motto of “giving you the structure to succeed, but the flexibility to be Uneek”
How long have you been with Arena Offices?
We moved into Arena Offices in January 2023 after looking at a lot of Reading based office space…We definitely made the right decision!
Why did you choose Arena?
It’s simple really! We needed somewhere that can support our ambitious (some might say deluded) growth plans and after meeting Georgina and Lauren, I didn’t have any doubts they could support our journey from a one-man start-up to a global recruitment partner. The environment is friendly and agile enough to support our growing business. Any request I have had has been met with a smile and dealt with very quickly. We have already had to secure a larger space and will be looking at our third office in another couple of months. Georgina and Lauren are always on hand to offer advice etc. I genuinely consider the Arena team as friends now as I started the business by myself (very lonely at times starting a business by yourself), they kept me company, thank you both 😊
How does being at Arena Offices help you?
Other than what I mentioned above, the biggest positive about being at Arena for growing companies is the people you are surrounded by. Although I have only been here a few months, I have met some great people from all different backgrounds who are also growing businesses, so it has been amazing to be able to get to know other businesses and share experiences, etc. It’s been a great journey so far and I look forward to spending years with Arena Offices in Reading…
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