MBN’S Director of Client Services appointed to the 2020 DATAIQ 100 – Most influential data and analytics practitioners in the UK

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Robin Huggins, MBN’s Director of Client Services has been appointed to the list of most influential people in data. For the second year running, Huggins has proved his value as a ‘data influencer’ to the data science community in the UK  –  25 March 2020

Huggins is well known in Scotland and beyond as the person behind the UK’s most effective interface between Academia and Corporate Data Science teams.  His commitment to listening to client organisations and distilling what he hears into an effective person specification is unparalleled.

Robin Huggins, Director of Client Services for MBN Solutions said “I am delighted and humbled to have earned a place on this prestigious list for the second year running”

Huggins continued “… of course whilst this appointment has my name on it, I have to thank my MBN team for supporting my efforts and ensuring that MBN continue to occupy the position of firm of choice for corporates wanting the very best data talent and for candidates seeking to work with best in breed employers’

Under Robin’s leadership, MBN have developed several proprietary techniques to help identify and match MSc graduates to project opportunities within placement organisations and this, coupled with their approach to old school matching of ‘talent to need’, is what delivers the MBN difference

Michael Young, CEO of MBN said “we are all very proud of what Rob has achieved in the market place and this appointment is recognition that he, together with MBN, genuinely listens to client needs and finds ways of matchmaking the very best talent with our clients’ needs”

Young continued “Rob has remained active in the market place as a catalyst for data talent activities up and down the country.  Over the course of the next two years we will seek to build upon Rob’s work with a range of new offerings to help the data science community to develop deeper domain skills and knowledge of what the market is looking for. ”

At this difficult time during the pandemic, MBN continues to support its clients with exceptional and responsive client service focused on efficient candidate engagement and underpinned by market leading knowledge of where to find the best and most versatile data scientists.

Paul Forrest, Chair of MBN said “At times like those we face now, teams like MBN will not just survive, they will thrive… this is testament to the quality of our leadership and the skills and networks of people in our business such as Rob.  His appointment to this prestigious list is a badge of honour that reflects the quality of our whole team.”

You can read more from the DataIQ website here.