I look forward to working with the exceptional team at Sparta Global and giving our clients the tools to power technology projects
9th May 2019, London: Sparta Global, a leading provider of technology and business services, today announces the appointment of Andy King as its new Managing Director. Andy joins Sparta Global following the opening of its new Head Office at 125 London Wall and £4m equity investment from Private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP) to support its continued growth and expansion.
With his new position as Managing Director at Sparta Global taking full effect from 10th April 2019, Andy will assist with the attraction, training and deployment of highly skilled graduates in blue chip organisations - reporting to David Rai, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sparta Global.
As former UK & Ireland Managing Director of FDM Group PLC, Andy and his team were responsible for a total revenue of £106.7m (circa 52% of total group revenue) and more than 1800 consultants deployed with clients across the UK. Additionally, he was responsible for overseeing and implementing new academies across the UK. Before his 10-year tenure at FDM Group PLC, Andy was the Global Head of Testing at Barclays Wealth for 5 years.
David Rai, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Sparta Global, says; “Attracting someone of Andy’s calibre, track record and growth potential to Sparta Global is incredibly exciting. Andy is a highly motivated individual with extensive experience managing and leading global teams across sectors such as investment banking and the public sector. His proven track record in sales, graduate recruitment, training, mentoring and programme delivery - combined with a positive attitude and passion to drive a successful team - makes him an ideal fit for Sparta Global.”
Of his appointment, Andy King says; “I am hugely excited to be joining Sparta Global at such a key stage in its growth and development. Sparta Global has built a strong platform in the UK with Academies in London, the Midlands and North of England, fulfilling the growing UK-wide demand for diverse, highly skilled and dynamic technology professionals. I look forward to working with the exceptional team at Sparta Global and giving our clients the tools to power technology projects across a diverse range of industries".
About Sparta Global
Sparta Global is a provider of technology and business services to public and private sector organisations, including the finance, insurance, media, retail, legal and telco industries, with customers including Channel 4, ASOS, Canada Life, AXA,Three Mobile, Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.
Sparta primarily hires recent graduates, which are trained for free in areas such as Software Development, DevOps, Testing, Data Analysis, Business analysis and Project Management. After training, graduates become highly trained technologists known as ‘Spartans’ and are assigned to client sites across the UK.
Spartan technologists are equipped with the necessary practical skills to add value to any client team and offer a cost effective, flexible and high quality alternative to traditional consultancies, contractors, offshore and nearshore services.
Founded in 2014 by CEO David Rai and CIO Tim Staton, Sparta Global is headquartered in London, and has training academies across the UK and employs over 300 staff. In 2019 Sparta Global generated over £25million in revenue and is hiring over 400 graduates in the next 12 months.
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