New life sciences recruitment firm launches

Med Tech

David Spencer-Percival, serial entrepreneur and founder of two recruitment businesses, Huntress and Spencer Ogden, is launching his latest venture, Life Science People.

With a personal investment of £2 million and an initial team of 20, Spencer-Percival’s team have plans to have a London office of 100 by December, and nine international offices within five years.

In launching Life Science People he continues his commitment to hiring and training graduates. Spencer-Percival is one of the world’s leading recruitment entrepreneurs having been listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track five times, and has a reputation for launching businesses in the wake of a global crisis.

His first business, Huntress, was launched off the back of the technology crash and Spencer-Ogden in the wake of the 2008 financial crash. He also founded the drinks brand No1 Rosemary Water which is now being sold in more than 27 countries worldwide.

Spencer-Percival's decision to focus on life sciences follows record investment in the sector in 2018/19 and is in response to the rapid technological advances and innovation in both life sciences and the broader world of work today.

He said: “I do seem to have a habit of taking on new projects at challenging times! The truth is, life sciences has seen two years of unparalleled investment, and I believe in taking risks in growing markets. Recruiting the talent of the future has always been a passion of mine, and in all my businesses I’ve helped some of the brightest and best to unlock their potential. Life Science People will be no different.”