networx chairman Sir David Jones has been knighted in the New Year Honours for his service to the retail industry.
Most famous for his role at Next, Sir David saved Next from the brink of collapse in the late 1980s and went on to build the high street fashion group in its current form, Sir David has also served on the board of Morrison’s and Littlewoods and has most recently been appointed as Executive Chairman of sports retailer JJB.
As Chairman of networx, Sir David has provided the market leaders of online recruitment solutions with vast knowledge and business experience since their establishment in 2001.
With a unique insight into the direct needs of businesses, Jones continues to provide networx with strategy and guidance helping them to deliver an unrivalled, innovative and award winning recruitment service.
Commenting on the recent knighthood of their chairman, networx Director Andy Pierson stated:
“Over the past 7 years, networx have drawn on the expert advice of our chairman, Sir David Jones, resulting in a resounding level of success. With turnover now in excess of £3million, networx are the preferred method of recruitment for hundreds of companies across the UK.
“Highlighting the strength of our products, networx experienced a record month in December despite the current economic climate and indications remain strong for the year ahead.
Sir David’s continued involvement with the business ensures that we maintain a clear focus – delivering what our clients want through flexible products and services.”
In response, Sir David Jones responded:
“The networx business philosophy of understanding business recruitment needs, providing truly independent advice and ensuring that client expectations are overachieved is the reason why they are so successful”