IR35 BREAKFAST SEMINAR - Brightred Recruitment

IR35 Breakfast Seminar

24th October 2019



Michael is a hands-on Chief Executive Officer with 25 years’ experience in specialist recruitment solutions in niche and innovative technology.

In 2005, Michael started Brightred Resourcing to fill what he saw as a void in what was then, an under respected industry that had a reputation for bad communication, that prioritised quantity over quality. Through strategic foresight, drive, determination and passion to deliver a gold standard customer service culture, he has built a strong and successful and growing company.

Michael is an active Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT), who are the 100th livery company of the City of London. Michael has accepted several invitations to speak at WCIT events, to help promote and shape the IT industry and community. More recently he presented to the Royal Signals, one of the combat support arms of the British Army. As a Bronze Award holder of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Brightred is always delighted and proud to support the Armed Forces with their transition into civilian life.


Emma Naylor is a Key Account Director at Giant Group, a market-leading workforce solutions company. Originally from a recruitment background, Emma has over 10 years’ experience in the flexible workforce solutions market, working closely with a range of recruitment agency and end client partners, contractors and freelancers to navigate the various legislative changes that impact this sector.



Alex has worked at Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance for over 5 years and heads up the IT/Tech channel of the business, helping contractors, clients and recruiters get insured against all the risks they face.

 Being from Cheltenham, Alex has a soft spot for horse racing and attends the festival every year and also still ‘tries’ to play football every weekend.’


Rafiq is an experienced business adviser having been trained by Warwick and Durham University Business Schools advising mainly growth potential and growing companies over the years. He has helped companies in business planning and strategy, people management, markets and marketing, operational and financial management.  He worked for Business Link and more recently for the Berkshire Growth Hub. 

Rafiq spent 15 years in local government as Assistant Director responsible for economic development and was Chair elect of the Chief Economic Development Officers Society representing 60 unitary and county authorities before taking early retirement from local government in early 2011.

He is a huge advocate for Slough and has founded ThisisSlough and StartupSlough and has a keen interest in enterprise, employment and the development of skills to support growth and competitiveness. In his early years, he ran his own business equipment company based in Windsor. 

Rafiq has lived in Slough for 57 years and is married with four children. He was a keen 6 a side footballer and an avid sports fan.  Rafiq has recently discovered a penchant for writing poetry and has written over 500 poems in the last year.

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