Who is she?

I am the recruiter in the Red Shoes; clicking my heels together 3 times to make it happen!

Having been asked numerous times since starting my blog I thought I should take the opportunity to tell you a little about me; I spend so much time finding out all about candidates, clients, and businesses it is only right that I tell you about me!

I live in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire UK, I am married to Jim, I have a 5 year old son who keeps me highly entertained when he is not at school and I have been running Birchwood Recruitment for over 2 years. After graduating from university with a 2:2 BA in Organisation Studies I worked as a Sales Representative for a privately owned packaging company selling glamorous products that included cardboard boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap!

In 1998 I joined a recruitment business as a trainee consultant; constant achievement meant that I was promoted 5 times in 6 years and was a partner at the company for the following 5 years. During that time I was able to develop a real niche in the Toy Sector and quickly became a specialist in the market. I am now the leading recruiter of Sales and Marketing personnel for the UK toy sector. I have over 14 years experience of recruiting in this niche sector and I am also considered by many as a valuable resource in the sector and a trusted person within the industry.

Above all I understand how people work, I am exceptional at not only spotting talent but making sure that talent is given the opportunity to grow and develop within the right company; and I stick around and work with companies on a long term basis. I have recruited staff for some of the brightest and most exciting toy business in the UK; and I am happy for you to speak to anyone in the UK toy sector about me.

I work with all types of businesses on consultancy projects and really excel when working with boards to create the best possible sales and marketing teams. It is about the people and not the placements and more often than not in these types of projects the last thing that the company needs to do is recruit, yes I am a recruiter and yes I did just say that; call me to find out more.

I work with individuals from all disciplines and at all levels who want to create their own career ladder; your career is your responsibility, your responsibility to make sure that you are talking to the right people. Call me to find out more.

The purpose of this blog is to clear some of the misconceptions of the recruitment industry, more importantly it is make sure that whether you are an employer or an employee you are doing the right things at the right time, with integrity.

If there is something that you would like me to blog about just let me know I would be happy to talk about anything!!


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