Michelle's Story -

Michelle’s Story

How it all began …

Originally from the Hospitality Industry, I trained as a Chef at Oldham Catering College whilst working at Oldham Civic Centre for a Contract Catering Company called Compass Services.

After meeting my husband Richard at Compass, we set up our recruitment business in 1990, specialising in the hospitality market place as this was the industry we had come from and really understood. Whilst we have branched into other areas of recruitment such as Accountancy and Commercial, our Hospitality division is still very key to our business as we place many chefs and managers both on a temporary and permanent basis across the UK.

Following a request from a customer in 2004, I became Lead Signatory and a registered umbrella body for the Criminal Records Bureau and now process hundreds of DBS Checks each week on behalf of organisations needing to use the DBS’s valuable public service. Being an umbrella body also allows us to add value and another service to our recruitment customers. 

I am passionate about people, especially our own staff as well as great customer service. Our foundation for success is based on these two key elements. You are nothing without your people and clients return to you when they experience great customer service. Recruitment and retention and making the right recruitment decisions are fundamental to any business. Across all our departments and our whole company, each member of our team helps other organisations and their people do just that.

I welcome contact from all business professionals, whether you run your own business and employ people, or if you are looking for a new career opportunity or simply need to discuss or take advice on the criminal records regime. Please call me for a totally confidential discussion 01254 239100