Clive has the drive to succeed and help others to progress

Clive has the drive to succeed and help others to progress

By Maurice Garvey

TALLAGHT native Clive Dunne is a man you could listen to for hours on end, such is the rich nature of his experience and indomitable drive to succeed, and to help others progress whilst he’s at it.

Dunne spent time working in the Middle East managing projects in a host of countries, before moving back to Ireland and establishing Elk Recruitment in Carlow with his partner Natasha Donovan.

Clive Dunne Elk Recruitment 29 September 2016

Elk Recruitment may only be 16 months old, but the business has gone from strength to strength, winning Best Niche Recruitment Company 2016 – Global from Corporate Vision in the UK.

“This is a great achievement for the Elk team, but is only the beginning,” says Dunne, who will hope to bag more accolades at the National Recruitment Federation Gala Awards in December.

Clive said: “Our core competency at Elk Recruitment is the placement of permanent and contract junior-, mid- to senior-level professionals within the fenestration, façade, construction and general industry throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. At present our client list includes a partnership with both privately owned and multinational clients in the domestic and commercial markets.

“Elk’s aim is to become the global centre of excellence within our chosen field by consistently bringing together the industry’s top talent with the industry’s best companies across the globe.”

Dunne has spent the last 16 months growing the business, which competes at a high level with other well-established recruitment firms.
Another passion for Dunne is the environment and social issues, hence the name Elk.

With a desire to ensure that the business is socially focused, this year he has sponsored three national schools to take part in the ‘Irish Welfare Trust’ badger schools programme, a project dedicated to the conservation of local wildlife.

One of the schools chosen is Dunne’s alma mater Scoil Maelruain in Old Bawn.

“It’s great to be able to give something back to a school I attended for over 10 years,” said Dunne.

“I have so many fond memories of Scoil Maelruain as a child, and I still remember the GAA football team’s song we sang in Croke Park with Christina McGinty as captain.

“Up the left side, up the right side, up the centre forward line, we will beat them, when we meet them, up Scoil Maelruain every time.”

For more from Clove Dunne check out his website and blog HERE.

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