At the time, Chris and his business partners in a medical recruitment company JCJ Ltd were wondering where to site their second office. Chris, a KPMG-trained chartered accountant, and his partners, former clients of his from his days as an audit partner of a Yorkshire management consultancy, had bought the locum agency in October 2002 and the business was growing fast. Armed with his bright idea – that placing locum doctors into hospitals and medical practices could be done as readily from the Indian subcontinent as it could from Skipton – Chris set about researching locations, finding premises and a local partner and employing his first 15 staff – tasks he achieved by and large over the phone.
The groundwork for the Indian office of the medical agency came together by mid-2003, and the company’s managing director was preparing to leave England to spend four months in Ahmadabad overseeing the business’s first phase. Unfortunately, she fell ill, and so a problem arose. The overseas venture was already underway and needed management input. Chris' fellow directors felt that he was the obvious candidate to replace their ailing MD. ‘It was a case of “This was your bright idea; off you go”,’ he says.
Successfully, he setup JCJ Ltd in the same building we are located now. One thing led to another, and today we are a 300+ strong company working for small to large enterprises in the UK.
Today, QX is a leading provider of outsourced Finance & Accountancy, and Recruitment Process services for to both public and private limited companies in the UK. We offer F&A, Payroll, Recruitment, IT and other back office solutions.
QX has its headquarters in Skipton, North Yorkshire with an operations facility in Ahmadabad, India.