Macclesfield based Synergy Recruitment, set up by a business partners Marie Williams-Spalding and Yasmin Bentley, is celebrating its first 12 months of success.
Mum of two Marie and 24 year-old Yasmin Bentley specialise in providing temporary, permanent and contract commercial office-based staff to SMEs across Cheshire and South Manchester.
With over 20 years’ recruitment experience between them, Yasmin and Marie left their secure, salaried jobs one year ago this week to set up Synergy to put people back at the heart of all decision making.
“This means meeting with every client and candidate to ensure they fully understand what each side is looking for. We recognise that it is not just about matching a CV to a job spec, it’s about establishing what type of personality, attitude, disposition, and of course skillset, will suit the company, culture and team. Get that right and you ensure a better, long term fit.”
Since opening Synergy has placed 44 candidates in permanent jobs, received 27 five star Google reviews and had some amazing testimonials from candidates and clients.
Thea Heapy, Operations Director at leading firearms importer Edgar Brothers Ltd in Macclesfield, is one such client.
“Marie and Yasmin are passionate about what they do and actually listen to what employers want, carrying out full face to face screening of candidates before sending over CVs. This makes a refreshing change. They ensured we found the perfect candidate without wasting time on interviews. I urge any employer who is looking to fill a role to give Synergy a go – you won’t be disappointed.”
Michael Cope, Operations Manager at EMaC Ltd, the vehicle after-sales service plan experts, based in Crewe, agreed:
“I gave Synergy the spec of candidates I was looking for and they delivered, going above expectations. I can 100% recommend them.”
Marie and Yasmin have already taken on new a member of staff to join them in the office, with the plan to recruit more over the next 12 months.
On reaching the milestone Yasmin commented:
“We are eternally grateful to all our clients who have given us the opportunity to work with them. You know who you are! We are looking forward to working with you and many more local businesses in the future. Setting up Synergy Recruitment definitely gave Marie and I our mojo back! We cannot wait to see what the next 12 months brings.”
Marie reflected on the challenges of being a complete unknown on day one:
“We had to believe in ourselves, have the confidence in our abilities and stick to our values and I’m thrilled to say it has paid off.”