Smart 1 Recruitment Team

The Smart 1 team have over 25 years of recruitment experience. Mix that with Business Management/HR experience 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 provide a service, which goes above and beyond, for our clients and candidates.

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Mike Harper - Director
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
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.
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Stuart Grant - Branch Manager
Stuart oversees all Office and Recruitment operations. With a background in finance and personal training, he brings a completely fresh approach and energy to the team.
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Emma Jackson – Recruitment Advisor
Emma provides all Temporary Recruitment services for our candidates and clients, being responsible for the full life cycle of the recruiting process. With excellent customer service ability, she ensures Smart 1 Recruitment delivers an impeccable service.
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Phoebe Bowkett – Recruitment Advisor
Ensuring candidate and client requirements are met to their fullest satisfaction, Phoebe provides Temporary Recruitment services, meeting hiring goals by filling open positions with talented and qualified candidates.
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Chloe Sargeant  - Permanent Recruitment Advisor
Chloe provides Recruitment services to clients, requiring Permanent vacancies to be filled and candidates, seeking their next long term opportunity. She is committed to providing a professional, equally candidate and client focused approach.
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Sophie Simson - Payroll & Accounts Administrator
Sophie ensures our whole payroll and accounts process runs smoothly, accurately and efficiently, guaranteeing our candidates and clients, the best possible agency experience. She is always on hand to offer help and guidance.
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