So why be a Pirate?

When Steve Jobs and Bill Gates started on their journey to disrupt the tired tech world of their day, they quickly became known as the “Pirates of Silicon Valley”.

Two of the world’s most creative, admired and profitable brands relished their pirate image and owned one of the best networks of the day. Taking market share was almost too easy!

So who wouldn’t want to be a Pirate!

Today’s Pirates are serious recruiters, running professional businesses, with a common goal; to be the best they can.

As Steve Jobs famously put it – “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” 

Our band of pirates have grown into a fantastically diverse community of hardworking, honest and open people, with a common passion.

Working together we leverage buying power of almost £2bn, ensuring even the smallest member business can get the best supplier deals and professional services in the market.

Timeline

Aug 2013

8 recruitment CEOs do lunch and share issues

Nov 2013

14 CEOs book a fine dining room, do lunch and talk issues

Feb 2014

RDLC is incorporated and the first Recruitment Directors ‘only’ network is formed

Mar 2014

25 CEOs Fine dine with an agenda and Bulhorn as first prospective supplier

Dec 2014

65 CEO members lunch dates booked for 12 months, training courses and 10 suppliers

Jan 2015

RDLC Launches their first awards with 150 attendees at the Hippodrome London

Jul 2015

RDLC launches their first summer party and takes over Home house

Dec 2015

Finish the year on 80 members and hire our first team member

2016

Café de Paris awards, summer party on the Thames, the inaugural Ibiza conference and 90 managers on training

2017

125 CEOs members, 250 at awards, 150 at Kensignton roof top, 74 in Ibiza with Merryn Somerset-webb opening the show!!

2018

175 CEO members, 300 at awards, 150 Club Tropicana, 100 in Ibiza and 600 at Battersea Evolution

2019

200+ CEO members, 350 awards, 56 suppliers, 1000 consultants, managers & leaders trained to date, average 900% ROI and 125 in Ibiza… Plus Merryn goes for the Hat-trick opening for the 3rd time!

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