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Tony Bates

Managing Director - Financial Services
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​"Tony lives the company vision of ‘taking pride in making you successful’ and aims to make everyone that works with him a success."


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Tony is a co-founder of IDEX, establishing the Financial Services division in 2008 and now boasting 20 years’ experience within the sector.

He is responsible for managing key client relationships in the Financial Services marketplace, where he is passionate about ensuring that the service level and employer brand promotion received from his team is consistent. Tony actively works on senior appointments across the UK & EMEA, predominantly on a retained /subscription basis, where he prides himself on leveraging his 20 years of market experience. His goal is not only to find the right individuals, but to help businesses build their employer brand and implement an efficient / effective recruitment process, utilising the up-to-date technology and market intelligence.

Outside of work, Tony often presents at New Model Advisor conferences, and can be seen doing stand-up comedy. He also manages an over 35s football team, with a number of ex-professionals in the Midlands league.

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