Up, Close & Personal with Damon Cochrane...
I’m in my ninth year at the Orange Genie Group and it feels like I’ve only just got here. Each of those nine years has been completely different to the last, as we’ve moved through the gears to become what I genuinely and honestly believe is one of the best umbrella employment companies around.
I moved away from a background in IT support and maintenance however, I was keen to stay in and around the area of service provision, so deciding to become involved in this sector allowed to me to use my experience whilst taking on new challenges in the form of employment and tax legislation.
Tackling that new legislation, continuously updating the interfaces between us and our contractor employees, creating ever improving partnerships with our clients, developing our staff into the next generation of experts and managers, I like nothing better than to see something working in the way you hoped it would when you originally discussed it.
It’s great to be part of a team of like-minded people who are all involved in shaping the future for our business, and I’m looking forward to the next chapters.
When I’m not in work mode, I spend my time either playing football (although our Finance Director thinks I’m too old for that), coaching the team I’ve looked after from under-8s right through to their recent introduction into senior football, or watching Watford, where I’ve had a season ticket for longer than I’ve worked here.
That could be one of the reasons why I’m always looking forward to getting to work on a Monday, and I don’t mean so I can gloat over others.
Whether you’re a contractor, a recruitment consultant or a business owner, I’m confident that we’re the right choice for you.