Clarke Recruitment were the only ones that really pulled out all stops to find me work. I've been temping with them ever since
With 20 years’ experience within the recruitment industry, I have seen the market change from the days of sending CV’s via the fax machine through to the dawn of the digital age. One thing that stood out to me from the start, was that Recruitment Consultants where perceived as sales people which is a label that unfortunately still rings true. I have strived to shake off that label by believing in the provision of a high quality service, partnering our clients and to that end CRS has flourished. With that ethos as our foundation, we have established and developed a successful business. We measure success by client and candidate satisfaction and our repeat business and reputation illustrate this.
I balance a busy working week with enjoying home life with my family, which is equally as frantic with 2 young children. I have an appetite for anything outdoors and can be found mountain biking anywhere with a step gradient!
I began my career in the recruitment industry over 10 years ago, supporting clients in the commercial and industrial sectors ranging from Blue Chip to SME’s, representing both temporary and permanent candidates. The recruitment industry has changed drastically over the last 10 years, however, I believe that if you keep things simple and straightforward, work hard and really develop partnerships with your clients and candidates then you will stand out from the crowd! This is what makes Clarke Recruitment Solutions different. We boast that we treat all our clients and candidates with uncompromising respect, transparency and honesty.
In my spare time my wife and I run around after our two children, who have better social lives than us! I have a mad passion for Football (QPR) and F1 – (Lewis Hamilton).
CRS helped me secure my very first permanent office based role (many years ago!) so when I saw Tom’s advert back in May 2011 to join his team as a Recruitment Consultant, I jumped at the chance. My background is in Consultancy, Training, Sales, Recruiting and Account Management for large UK & Global Organisations so I am able to draw on these experiences when building relationships with clients and candidates.
It became apparent very quickly when I started at CRS that it is a special place to work. To date, there is a great mix of backgrounds/personalities, everyone gets on really well and there is an overwhelming family feeling that runs throughout the company.
The ethos is about people, we treat people the way we would want to be treated. Candidates and Clients relationships have developed and I feel genuinely privileged to have made some very special friendships over the years. It’s about being honest, building up that mutual trust and respect and listening to their requirements which ensures candidates secure the career roles they want and clients secure the best candidates to join their business.
My spare time is taken up by my family, especially my three children (who have a better social life than I do!) My family definitely take priority when I’m not at work, however I do also like to draw, be creative and enjoy a good book!
I am the most recent addition to the team at Clarke Recruitment Solution. I look after the accounts, payroll, general day to day office administration, marketing and projects. It has been an enjoyable challenge as, although my back ground is in finance, I have never worked in the recruitment industry. My background has over 20 years experience in finance for freight and not for profit organisations, and so CRS have provided me with a welcome, and supported, learning curve.
My personality craves a challenge and this, so far, has manifest itself in my studies. Within the last year achieving a GSCE, an honours degree and project management certification. Clarke Recruitment has also fed this craving as I have so much to learn hear to help support my coleagues.