The Recruitment LINK offers to clients a bespoke personal service by providing tailor made recruitment solutions for today's business needs.
The Recruitment LINK was founded by Penny Harper FIRP in February 2001. Penny's reputation in the North West and the hard work of the team quickly led to the company establishing itself as a reliable supplier to renowned local and national companies. In September of the first year a High Street competitor was acquired and the business incorporated into the Newcastle Branch. With the success in Newcastle it became necessary to move into larger premises in Leeds House.
In 2003 the company assisted Bentley Motors in recruiting a workforce of 260 to build the new Bentley GT. The contract was completed in 3 months on time and within budget.
At the Recruitment LINK we have a combined total in excess of 40 years experience in the Recruitment industry.
All our Recruitment Consultants comply with the standards of the industry's governing body the "Recruitment & Employment Confederation" and follow their Code of Best Practice ensuring a high quality service every time.
Penny Harper FIRP Managing Director
Penny established Link Office Recruitment in 1986 from an office in Crewe as part of the LINK Organisation. She was appointed Managing Director as the company grew to a national player re-branding as Spring Personnel.
After a year as an Executive Director at the Spring Group HQ she left to set up her own company in January 2001, aptly named "The Recruitment LINK".
Carole Bennett MIRP Industrial Consultant
Carole entered the Recruitment industry after many years as a Conference and Banqueting Manager for the British Potteries Manufacturers Federation. After a year with Staff Line in Newcastle she joined the company in October 2001. In early 2002 she gained her REC qualification in Recruitment Practice. She manages the Industrial Temp desk where she deals with a wide range of skilled and semi-skilled Industrial workers, also covering Catering, Hotel and Bar staff. Carole's clients include major manufacturers, engineering companies and her experience is renowned within the Hotel and Banqueting industry.
Penny Lawton MIRP Commercial Consultant
After obtaining her MA Penny was attracted to the Recruitment industry, and after working for Kelly Services and Search Consultancy she returned home to Staffordshire to join the Recruitment LINK in July 2010 and undertook her REC qualifications, obtaining the REC Qualification in Recruitment Practice (Merit). Penny covers all commercial temporary and permanent vacancies incorporating Sales, Admin, HR, Secretarial/PA, Financial/Accounting, Retail and Managerial posts.
Sandra Fleming MIRP Permanent Consultant
Sandra began her career in Recruitment in 1993 and worked for Spring Personnel for 17 years, based in Staffordshire and latterly in Cheshire. In 2010 she returned to join Penny Harper at the Recruitment LINK and deals with technical and professional temporary and permanent vacancies. Sandra has an excellent reputation in Stoke on Trent within the business community.