Smart 1 Recruitment Team

The Smart 1 team have over 25 years recruitment experience. Mix that with business management experience, HR knowledge and a wealth of customer service knowledge and you get a refreshing difference from any other recruitment agency. The entire Smart 1 team share the company vision to become 'the best local recruitment agency' and therefore do their utmost to do the best job for our clients and candidates.

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Mike Harper - Director & Business Development
Having worked in the recruitment industry for 12 years prior to launching Smart 1 Recruitment alongside Cathy, Mike has extensive knowledge of both the industry itself and local employment requirements. Essential professional contacts have been made and an enviable reputation built on his hard work and ability to deliver.
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Cathy Strain - Director & Permanent Recruitment
Cathy brings over twenty years' experience of managing small businesses coupled with CIPD qualifications in Human Resource Management to the agency. Her knowledge, professional ethics and integrity are the basic building blocks of the management approach and style adopted by Smart 1.
As well as being a business Director, Cathy's passion for people sees her heading up permanent recruitment here at Smart 1.
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Stuart Grant - Branch Manager
Stuart leads our temporary recruitment division. With a background in finance and personal training, he brings a completely fresh approach and energy to the team. Working alongside Mike, Stuart assists both clients and candidates when it comes to temporary and temp to perm roles.
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Emma Jackson – Recruitment Advisor
Not only does Emma help with all areas of Temporary Recruitment, she also provides impeccable care to our clients and candidates, making sure that their experience with Smart 1 is the best it can possibly be.

Sophie Simson - Payroll Assistant
Sophie assists with the weekly payroll process including timesheets and invoicing. She also provides help to any candidates with holiday and pay queries.

Chloe Sargeant  - Permanent Recruitment Advisor
Now heading up our Permanent Recruitment division, Chloe provides support for all aspects of our services so that our customers, clients and partners have a great experience with us.  




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