Ian Temple is a Qualified Chartered Accountant who was offered his first job in recruitment 25 years ago by one of his clients who at the time were the third fastest growing company in the UK. Having got involved in all aspects of the business he was promoted to General Manager. When the business was sold Ian called the departing founder and was offered backing to start a recruitment business. With that backing and a third partner Ian started PRO Ltd with a view to organically building a substantial recruitment business. In 2000 Ian backed Partners Group and acted as an NED before forming a plan to merge the two fast growing businesses and forming Hydrogen Group plc which he listed on AiM. Hydrogen has grown organically through starting new businesses in multiple specialist markets in 10 countries. Ian has been an investor in several other recruitment and tech businesses.