Cobalt is pleased to announce two senior appointments to the Cobalt business: Miles Hunt as our first ever Chairman and Daniel Bauer as our Managing Director of European Growth.  

Daniel Bauer - Cobalt Cobalt’s global network has deep roots in Europe, where the business has successfully leveraged decades of recruitment expertise in real estate and construction since 2001. Cobalt Recruitment now regularly outperforms competing specialist firms in the UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany and Austria. James explains “In Continental Europe, Daniel's appointment will contribute to our reputation for being the most trusted recruitment partner for property, construction & engineering professionals.”

With continued investment in sustainable and ambitious growth, Cobalt is now rapidly approaching 250 global employees. James Wakefield, CEO comments: “These appointments mark the beginning of a new era of ambition for Cobalt Recruitment, as the business looks to continue to achieve growth with a greater degree of strategic focus and discipline than ever before”. 

Miles Hunt

Miles brings a wealth of strategic recruitment sector expertise as one of the industry's best-regarded senior experts and entrepreneurs. He has extensive international experience across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the United States and has built, operated and grown hugely successful temporary and permanent businesses. He has also overseen the addition of cutting-edge services to the offerings of successful recruitment firms, beyond straightforward recruitment services. 

Cobalt continues to proudly leverage their strong reputation amongst Real Estate professionals within all of their geographies, in a broader range of sub-sectors and professions within this space than any of their competitors.

James concludes “This provides a robust model and stability for our customers and colleagues so that we can thrive during market fluctuations. Underpinning all of this and what makes Cobalt really special, are our people and relationships.  From the longevity of the management team to the fact that 99% of Cobalt's employees would recommend the business to a friend, our team share strong values and a vision for continuing to expand.”

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