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The Recruiter Room with Ash Bennett

The Recruiter Room with Ash Bennett

By The Recruiter Room
I'm Ash Bennett and welcome to The Recruiter Room. I am so fortunate to be joined by recruitment business leaders, founders, directors and industry champions, diving deep into their intriguing worlds & learning to understand what business ownership means to them. Personally, I'm fascinated by the many different faces, incredible personalities & often controversial opinions our industry has to offer and I'm delighted to present this series of discussions which I hope will enlighten some established business owners and at the same time provide useful insight for many aspiring entrepreneurs.
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How important is it to secure support from family & friends before you start your own business?
In this episode, Abigail Britnell & I discuss the importance of having support from family & friends before you start your own recruitment business, being strategic with your finances, understanding family sacrifices, being open with family members and teaching young children about the principals of entrepreneurship. 
August 28, 2019
Networking. Whats that all about?
In this episode, I'm joined by Abbie Britnell from the Investment team at SSG. We spoke about the importance of networking and how connecting with your peers can help your career. 
August 15, 2019
Introducing Abbie Britnell
Abbie has recently joined the Investment team at SSG. With over 15 years in recruitment,  Abbie's role in the team is to help recruiters realise their dreams when it comes to running their own recruitment business. With a passion for the recruitment industry Abbie understands the drive and motivation it takes to achieve personal goals and ambitions. We spoke about how she ended up working for SSG with a little surprise for her towards the end! 
August 12, 2019
Episode 6 - Robert Kenward, You Search & Select
Robert Kenward is the Director, Founder & Chief Talent Officer at YOU Search & Select. Based in Brighton, this independent recruitment business works exclusively within the Live Event, Experiential & Integrated Communications sector. Its their 3 year anniversary so we spoke the build up to launching, how the business has developed, some real challenges he has faced and some parting advice to any budding recruitment entrepreneurs who are thinking about setting up on their own.
February 21, 2019
Episode 5 - Emma Archer, Scout & Maven
Emma Archer runs a successful lifestyle recruitment business from home in Bristol. We talked about the journey leading up to her launching a niche focused business within the FMCG sector, some real-life challenges and curve balls life throws at us, the importance of having the right support around you when the going gets tough but also how much of a positive impact it has had on her life since making the decision to work for herself. 
February 18, 2019
Episode 3 - Chris Parkes, Site Retail Group
In this episode, I'm joined by Chris Parkes, Managing Director of Site Retail Group.  Site Retail Group recruits within the Retail, Business Support and Construction & Maintenance Sectors. With locations in Kent and Essex, they have the knowledge and capability to deliver an excellent recruitment service. Chris tells us what working for himself really means to him and how his business exceeded £1m turnover in the first 8 months of trading and all about his ambitions to grow and exceed £10m.
February 05, 2019
Episode 4 - Tony Virgo-Harris, TVH Marketing Solutions
I had a great catch up with Tony Virgo-Harris on this latest episode of The Recruiter Room. We spoke about how business ownership has made a real difference to not only Tony's professional life but also personal and family life. What challenges has he faced over the last 3 years? What is his biggest lesson? Would he do anything different? It's all here. If you are an aspiring recruitment business owner then take a listen.
February 05, 2019
Episode 2 - Mark Atkinson, Henderson Bond Consulting
In this second episode of the Recruiter Room, I'm joined by Mark Atkinson, Managing Partner at Henderson Bond Consulting. Mark founded his business in 2018. Henderson Bond is a specialist, industry agnostic recruitment business that brings an authentic consultancy approach to their clients within the Business Improvement, Operational Excellence, Lean Six Sigma, Automation Technology and Executive Appointments. 
January 24, 2019
Episode 1 - Charlie Syrett, Richmond Square Consulting
In this episode, I'm joined by Charlie Syrett from Richmond Square Consulting.   Richmond Square is a unique recruitment company specialising in the provision of IT and Technical Professionals within a range of sectors including Consultancy, Financial Services, Travel and Renewable Energy. With over 10 years’ experience of providing tailored recruitment solutions to companies ranging from SMEs to large blue-chip multinationals, they offer an unrivalled service of professionalism, courtesy, high efficiency, time and cost effectiveness to clients and candidates a like.
January 24, 2019