As we celebrate our 2nd birthday, it has been amazing to see the growth of the business, since it was established in December 2016. We can only thank the support of our candidates, clients and colleagues along this fantastic journey!
We ask our Managing Director, Andrew Anastasiou, about the journey Pertemps Professional Recruitment have been on since being formed, including challenges faced, accomplishments and hopes for the future.
How and why was Pertemps Professional Recruitment started?
Pertemps currently supplied Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, but not Social Workers, so an opportunity to deliver Social Workers into Local Authorities and charities was identified. I met with the Directors of Pertemps in Meriden, our Head Office, to discuss setting up a Social Care recruitment agency and soon after, a deal was done. Pertemps Professional Recruitment, went live on the 3rd of December 2016, at a business centre in Liverpool Street, London and as they say, the rest is history!
How has Pertemps Professional Recruitment grown into the organisation it is today?
Spectacularly! And with a lot of hard work and commitment from our staff, which incidentally, needs to be commended. Quite a few of the staff have previously worked together in other businesses, so there’s a real sense of determination and togetherness, which has helped us enormously in driving the business forward.
Two years on, what has been the biggest challenges you have faced as Managing Director?
There have been a number of challenges, from finding the right office locations and of course the staff all the way through to developing a new database, bringing on vendors as clients to delivering a social media strategy and website!
What has been your greatest achievement in the last 2 years?
One of our favourite achievements has been able to open a second office in Warrington, to service the North of England. The office has done terrifically well, led by Jackie Whateley.
In addition, as a testimony to our growth, we moved our London office to a much larger premises in Holborn, in the West End. When I think back, it’s incredible to think, it all started with me sat on my own, in a business lounge in Liverpool street. Our growth is nothing short of astounding.
What are your hopes for the future?
To be the best at what we do! We have a fantastic reputation in the marketplace as an ethical recruiter, delivering for quality candidates and a service which is second to none.
Why should candidates choose Pertemps Professional Recruitment?
We have a great group of consultants, who have many years of experience within the social care area. They have a real understanding of the demands of the profession and a passion to succeed. We’ve built long lasting relationships with both our candidates and clients, who value our guidance and support.
What would you say to anyone who are considering joining Pertemps Professional Recruitment?
We have a dynamic team here, with a great mix of experienced and new consultants. More importantly, the support across the business at every level is evident. Both of our offices offer a great place to work, we have lots fun, but maintain our hardworking ethic.