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Who are you?

Chrissie Metcalfe recruitment was started in September 2010 after a two year period that consisted of 4 redundancies and a divorce that cost Chrissie Metcalfe her home. It was started with her last wage slip and she worked from home. She had worked in the recruitment industry for 9 years before she set up. She runs her business very differently to other recruitment agencies, mainly because she doesn’t cold call. Her business has been built on networking, recommendations and referrals. There are two of them now in the business working from an office, Chrissie and her fantastic colleague Hayley Rogers. Chrissie is Area leader of 4Networking Castleford lunch and breakfast and Hayley is Group coordinator of 4Networking breakfast Selby. 80% of our business comes from 4Networking and Brad Burton truly supports all his members.

From September 2010 until now we have:

  • Won ‘New Business of the year 2012 at the Goole Business excellence award
  • Finalist ‘New business of the year’ awards at the Wakefield District business awards 2012
  • Finalist ‘Innovative Business of the year’ award at the Goole business excellence awards 2013
  • Won ‘UK Small Business of the year 2014’ in the Scott Headline awards
  • Finalist for ‘Service Sector of the year ‘award at the Goole Business excellence awards 2014, (to be announced 28th Feb 2014)

The business offers office based temporary and permanent recruitment solutions as well as management interview training, candidate interview training and writing and running bespoke assessment centres for companies that require a lot of staff within a short period of time. They recruit for large corporate firms, SME’s, sole traders and micro businesses. They also offer a part recruitment service which means that a company can pick and choose which part of the recruitment process they want support on if they cannot afford the full recruitment service but need some professional help.

So why have you been nominated/won these awards?

I believe we have been nominated for awards as the business was started with nothing but determination and unwavering belief and from 2012-2013 we have increased our turnover by 127.6% and profit by 150% and still work on the same business model of ‘No cold calls’. We have also proved that we work very differently to other agencies and this is echoed many times by our clients. With one saying “once you work with Chrissie Metcalfe Recruitment Ltd, it will change the way you recruit forever” Please meet us and see that we are honest, down to earth and just want to do a great job for them. We want local business to grow and we can help.

A quote from the owner/manager/director etc. describing how it feels to be shortlisted for the awards and how much it would mean to win on the night.

I still have to pinch myself when I look at where I have come from and how I have built the business. The awards are overwhelming.

We are so excited to have won a “UK small business of the year award” in the Scoot Headline awards and can’t wait to go to London on 28th April to a glittering ceremony to find out if we have won gold, silver or the bronze level.

I am beyond delighted to be a finalist for Service Sector of the year at the Goole Business Excellence awards, To be part of a group of over achieving businesses being recognised is a great feeling We would be absolutely over the moon!! to win on 28th February. Good luck to all the finalists, and whether you walk away with the trophy or not we are all winners”

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