Need the inside track on CV’s? Meet our columnist Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library

lee-headshot-300ppi-smallerLee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library (www.cv-library.co.uk)

Lee Biggins is the founder and managing director of CV-Library (www.cv-library.co.uk), the UK’s leading independent job board.

CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 7 million visitors every month and contains the UK’s largest database of over 8.9m CVs, dwarfing similar offerings available from previous market leaders. The company was founded by Lee in 2000 and was a response to his identification of a market niche. As a young carpet fitter at the time, he was struggling to find work and saw a need for an easy-to-use job board benefiting both job hunters and recruiters.  With a £9k loan and help from a web developer, the CV-Library website was built. Lee’s raw passion and hands-on marketing strategies lifted the business off the ground and it is this continued desire to connect the two user groups that fuels new product offerings and Lee’s ongoing efforts to push his company to new heights.

The business, is now one of the fastest growing websites in the country. The team is expanding rapidly and now has 2 offices in Fleet, Hampshire, housing over 120 staff. It also recently launched sister website, Resume Library, in the US, where the company is set to expand and take the brand global over the coming years. Initial results are far stronger than expected.

Lee puts the reason for his success down to working incredibly hard, loving what he does and a strong desire to take the business to new heights. Being a sole owner, decisions are made quickly and Lee re-invests a significant amount to ensuring our aggressive growth targets are achieved.

Lee has received over 50 awards and accolades to date and was recently recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year. In April 2015 CV-Library was also ranked as number 49 in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100, which looks at the UK’s top private companies with the fastest growing profits.

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