A message from the MD

Welcome to the Talk Direct Group. We are an entrepreneurial business with a corporate twist. A fast paced, diverse and ambitious business always looking for an opportunity to grow.

Zak Patel, the founder and chairman of Talk Direct started the business 12 years ago with just one O2 mobile phone shop in the Leeds Merrion shopping centre and 5 FTE’s. Our business is now turning over c£25m with c200 FTE’s across various portfolios of businesses.

We are proud to be an Investors In People Silver accredited company and a people centric company, with a family feel ethos. One example was the promotion of a colleague with diabetes and failing sight that resulted in him being registered blind. Mark Skelton is now a successful business ambassador for disabilities in the community, helping the visually impaired use their phones in ways that offer true freedom and independence.

We are passionate about digital inclusion and an accessibility brand ambassador. In 2016, we were the winner of the Judges Award at the prestigious British Franchisee Awards 2016 in recognition of Project iCare where we had turned a disability into a capability to help our customers.

We are a multiple award winning O2 franchise and have other successful retail brand businesses from selling mobile phones, jeans and diamonds to the gents having a haircut.

They all operate within different business models and we are looking for someone to head our busy finance team to replace the predecessor for his well earned retirement.

This opportunity is for you if you are passionate about your job and are able to put your creative flare to make the numbers sound meaningful and exciting to help the business evolve and transform.

We are a fun, dynamic and an advancing business and no two days are the same. This could be the perfect role for you if you want to turn a new challenge into an opportunity.

Linda Jones
Managing Director