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, 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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Jessica Tisdell - Payroll & Accounts Manager
Jess brings with her a wealth of finance knowledge as well as previous experience within a recruitment agency. As well as looking after the payroll and accounts for Smart 1 including holiday queries and allowances for all our workers, Jess is always happy to get stuck in and help our clients and candidates where needed.
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Stuart Grant - Recruitment Advisor
Stuart has joined us to work towards leading our temporary recruitment division. With a background in finance and personal training, he brings a completely fresh approach and new 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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Annie Strain - Recruitment Support Administrator
Annie brings an ambitious, enthusiastic and driven approach to the team. Working alongside Stuart, Annie's key role is to assist in filling our temporary and temp to perm vacancies by sourcing and screening suitable candidates for our clients.

Ellis Westwood - Office Administrator
The newest member of the Smart 1 team, Ellis is key in assisting all aspects of administration & compliance within the office. She also welcomes any new registrations upon their visit to Smart 1. Her kind and polite manner is a true asset to the team.



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