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    In the Driving Seat: Dave Smyth, Mercury Hampton

    Dave Smyth, Strategic Account Manager, Mercury Hampton, is in the business of recruitment, when not chasing Ferraris on his motorbike.


    Dave Smyth


    Mercury Hampton


    Strategic Account Manager

    Apart from that

    Director at Birchwood Golf Club, FORE Business Golf Group (The Mere)

    Association with NAA

    Recently partnered with the NAA – looking to support all members of the NAA with market intelligence and support recruitment and team development.

    Why did you join the NAA?

    Perfect partnership for our business, diverse membership in the STEM market where we excel. Recruitment has not taken many steps forward in the last 20 years – we have developed cultural and behavioural assessments to support pre hire, on hire and post hire. We want to create partnerships. 


    I live in Warrington and have two grown up children and one grandson who is two years old. I have watched Warrington Wolves Rugby League Team for the last 49 years and am an avid golfer, playing at Birchwood Golf Club and The Mere (happy to host anyone who wants a game). I love motorbikes with my partner Estelle, a speed freak but am scared of heights (I get dizzy on the back door step!!)

    Favourite football team


    Musical performer



    Top Gun, Coming to America


    Any sports autobiography

    Best motoring moment

    2007 Isle of Man TT, the mountain section was de-restricted and one way, I was passed by a Ferrari at the goose neck, I was able to stay with him for a few miles at some eye watering speeds, gave me a real insight into just how mad the TT riders are. Got off my bike at the end of the lap and was exhausted. 

    Best business advice you’ve ever received?

    Be inquisitive, never be afraid to ask questions. 

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    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham