Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library.
CV-Library is one of the UK's largest online job sites, with the UK’s biggest database of over 9.1m CVs. The company was founded in 2000 as a response to Lee’s identification of a market niche. As a young carpet fitter at the time struggling to find work, Lee saw a need for an easy-to-use job board benefiting both job hunters and recruiters.
With a £9,000 loan and help from a web developer, the CV-Library website was built. Lee’s raw passion and hands-on marketing strategies lifted the business off the ground and it is this that continues to push his company to new heights.
The business is now one of the fastest growing websites in the country. The team is expanding rapidly, now employing over 120 staff. It also recently launched sister website, Resume Library, in the US, where the company is set to expand and take the brand global over the coming years. Lee puts the reason for his success down to working incredibly hard, loving what he does and a strong desire to make the business the best it can be.
Lee has received over 50 awards and accolades to date and was recently recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year. In April 2015 CV-Library was also ranked as number 49 in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100.