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Talent acquisition specialist strengthens Harrison Drury’s operations team


Harrison Drury has further strengthened its operations team with the appointment of experienced talent acquisition specialist, John Wilson.

John brings a wealth of experience to the team, having spent the past six years working in recruitment, most recently as a manager at Hays in Preston, and as a consultant at Service Care Solutions.

His roles have focussed on sourcing talent within the legal sector, working exclusively with law firms and local authorities across the North West.

Prior to this, John’s career began in law. He worked for Preston City Council as a paralegal in the authority’s property and conveyancing team.

John’s role will provide an internal function for all recruitment needs across the business, supporting with both an end-to-end recruitment process and managing a pipeline of talent for future roles in partnership with external agencies. He will primarily be based at Harrison Drury’s office in Preston.

Laura Dover, operations director at Harrison Drury, comments: “John’s appointment displays our commitment to investing in our people and making Harrison Drury a great place to work. Our vision of building a connected community promotes the development of our people, enabling them to offer an excellent service to our clients and the wider community.

“John’s experience in legal sector recruitment will help us achieve our goals of developing the best talent in the region and creating an environment where every member of staff can pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career.”

John Wilson says: “I’ve always held Harrison Drury in very high regard both culturally and commercially, having worked in the legal recruitment sector for a number of years.

“It’s an exciting time to join one of the region’s fastest growing legal firms, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to help attract the best talent available.”

John studied CILEx (Professional Diploma in Law and Practice) at Blackburn University Centre and spent time living and working in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia between 2015 and 2018.

Pictured above left to right: April-Jayne Barnes, John Wilson and Laura Dover.

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