Tony has been recruiting since 2005, starting off as a contract recruiter in the IT space for 3 years before making the transition into being a permie. He specialised in Front End Development for the first few years before discovering a curiosity and a passion for Product Management not long after it appeared in the UK from San Francisco. Since then he has spent 10 years building a substantial network across the PM industry and particularly at Senior/C level and building out teams across digital companies in London and Berlin.
Tony’s first role was very corporate and a great platform for a career in recruitment but he soon realised he could have more of a personalised feel and influence in smaller companies looking to scale. He’s helped to scale three businesses and is excited to be bringing all of his experience gained to Few&Far to help us do the same, ensuring we deliver industry-leading experiences to clients and candidates alike.
“Treat others how you would like to be treated”
Tony is here to support Nick & Samm with the company’s growth and strategy having a predominant focus on client development in the UK, Europe and globally. He will also be building out new teams and scoping out new territories and verticals to recruit into that are intrinsically linked to our current specialisms.
Outside of work, the most important thing is his two children and that’s what the majority of his time is dedicated to. Tony loves sports and the outdoors and is a bit of an adrenalin junkie, his biggest passion being road cycling, doing various different crazy endurance events for charity. This is closely followed by skiing and mountains. We also found out that he has run 11 MARATHONS 😳 Chill out, Tony.
Polishing off a whole pot of lime pickle in a curry houseParty trick
Having started a product desk at his old business, in 2014 he was swayed to join his biggest competitor with a ticket to Mind the Product Conference. Now a Few & Far’s “OG”, Mr Bastow has been through all the start-up highs and lows and has been integral in taking us from strength to strength.
Often heard saying
“Worst things have, and will happen” “It’s hotter than the Caribean in here”
After six years of recruiting Product Managers across the UK and Europe, in 2018 Allen took a leap of faith to introduce Few & Far to the USA, where he’s been hands-on recruiting product teams whilst also managing a Data and Engineering recruitment team.
Allen has one child, his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Currently working all sorts of hours and traveling between the UK and US, he unfortunately has no time for anyone outside of fatherhood. Ask me to show you a man who makes sacrifices and I’ll show you, Allen Bastow.
Sweating in sub-zero freezing temperatures. Party trick
Sabrina has just returned from five months in the Alps where she spent her time skiing. Sabrina and her dog Henry come as an awesome recruitment duo. You will usually find them in the local pubs or parks, Sabrina’s distinctive Dublin accent usually gives them away.
Often heard saying
“Pass the wine”
Sabrina started her recruitment career when she moved to London in 2016, originally as a perm recruiter across Design and UX. But her high energy and quick personality (lack of patience) meant she quickly gravitated towards the contract market. She loves a chat and can usually be found on long calls to candidates and clients, talking about anything from design, recruitment, family to holidays.
Sabrina’s loves skiing! Seems as that can only be done for a few months of the year, she spends the rest of the year drinking red wine and visiting new countries. She also spends a lot of the time talking about her favourite place – Glastonbury Festival.
Getting 35 tickets to GlastonburyParty trick