Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) has appointed a dedicated recruitment manager following a period of unprecedented business growth.

Dave Netley joins the specialist marketing technology and services company to manage an expansion that has seen 91 new starters in the past six months and the acquisition of an eCRM business, bringing with it an additional 125 staff.

Helen Hadley, HR manager of the Birmingham-based firm, said: “ITG appointed 23 new starters in June alone, with a further 13 at our London eCRM business ITG Creator.

“Dave will be tasked with finding exceptional candidates across the business – at our Birmingham and central London office, Dartford technology development centre, and at our various satellite offices in New York and across Europe.”

ITG was formed with just seven employees in 2009 to help brands and retailers improve the efficiency of their marketing operations. It now employs over 530 people and has a turnover of £95 million, with a blue-chip client base that includes Heineken, Puma, M&S, Boots and Audi.

An increasing number of major retailers and brands use its Media Centre marketing automation technology to manage their complex marketing operations.

Dave Netley said: “I’m extremely excited about my new role at ITG. There is an explosion in the number of retailers and brands who are automating their national and global operations, and ITG’s Media Centre is fast becoming the technology of choice.

“ITG’s diverse offering encompasses technology, a 24/7 artworking studio, eCRM, digital, creative and retail strategy, print management, local marketing, copywriting and PR services. This means I’ll be looking to find top talent across a wide range of disciplines.

“ITG places a huge emphasis on ensuring the company is an employer of choice, which means I’ll also be nurturing talent across the business to give people an opportunity to advance their career within the company.”