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Investigo Awards New Starter of the Year 2018

On Friday 25th January, we held our annual End of Year celebration, where we brought the whole company together to recognise our achievements over the course of 2018 and to showcase the plan for the year ahead. While we recognise our top billing consultants each year, this year we introduced a new set of Investigo Awards to recognise and reward individuals across the business who went above and beyond in 2018. The categories included: New Starter, Director, Support Person and Investigo Person of 2018.  

We wanted to share with you the well-deserved nominations and winners for the New Starter of the Year 2018.

Over the course of 2018, we welcomed 80 new people into our business. When recruiting individuals to work for Investigo, we look for those who display our values – expertise, commitment, passion and inclusivity. We acquired some brilliant hires throughout the year who have made a sizeable impact on the desk they are working on but who also great additions to their teams and the wider business.

The nominees for the New Starter of 2018 were

  • Simon Shobrook

  • Kerone Daniel

  • Kieren Stevens

  • Liam Barber

  • Liz Bevan

And the winner was… Simon Shobrook, Associate Director

Simon only joined Investigo back in January 2018 to help launch our Public Sector Consulting team with Michael Thornton. From a standing start with no brand presence in the Public Sector IT space, Simon has built a team of three already, whilst billing a substantial amount, resulting in him attending two high achiever trips last year. Between them, Simon and Mike have sold project solutions into both the DWP and Home office, something Investigo has never done before. Simon is regarded extremely highly by all those around him and his transition into the business has been seamless, illustrating he is a fantastic fit for Investigo. We are excited to see what Simon brings in 2019, as he is certainly one to watch out for if 2018 was anything to go by. 

Nick Baxter, CEO, commented: “Simon has been an excellent new hire for Investigo. The impact he has made in just one year has been nothing short of phenomenal – selling in Investigo, which was an unknown brand, into the Public Sector Tech market, building his team whilst also billing is exceptional for a first 12 months. Simon is the perfect example of how to tackle a standing start and the Public Sector journey that he and Mike are on is one I am looking forward to watching.”