Permanent, Professional & Office Division

Permanent, Professional & Office Division

 

“Helping you to minimise your time by investing in the selection and recruitment process”

Our permanent, professional and office division has grown considerably over the last few years with companies throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire using our professional services. Building a reputation of matching high calibre candidates with some of the leading businesses across a multitude of industries requires a lot of hard work, dedication and skill, something we have an abundance of.

Investing in time and software has allowed us to operate a solid database of professional candidates seeking promotion or work life balance moves within a vast array of working sectors.  Whether you are seeking a Finance Director, Management Accountant or a Credit Controller, our database is full of quality candidates who are looking for fixed term contracts or permanent positions.

We only select the very best talent the area has to offer with traceable work history and limit the amount of CVs we forward on to the client for interview. We only send the CVs which have been professionally hand-picked by our consultants and supplying candidates of such high ilk ensures we are best placed in offering a service that outweighs our peers.

Since expanding into this area of recruitment our attention to detail and careful selection process has proven successful when placing candidates into this regulated sector. Regardless of the size, scope and nature of your organisation we are well equipped to find and place candidates that are the perfect fit for your vacancy.

Latest roles we have recruited for:

  • Production Manager
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Team Leader
  • Customer Service
  • Operations Director
  • Transport Supervisor

 

Our Ethos and Values

Equality for all customers

We're growing due to our commitment to promote best practice, equality & diversity.

Offering
diversity

We aim to ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of the community.

Using best practice

We compete fairly and openly to provide the best possible service.

Bringing value to our customers

We provide outstanding service and create service level offerings to add real value to our customers.

Outstanding service

We offer all our clients recruitment solutions from a name they can trust.

Building long term relationships

We're committed to building mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with key people who contribute to our business success.

Meet the Team

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services
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Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services

Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

Just short of 30 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Managing Director Jonathan puts customer service excellence at the heart of everything that Premier Placement does. Since founding the business in 1996, his ethos has always been to ‘place the right person for the job’ rather than just placing ‘anyone that happens to be available’. He firmly believes that this is the key to the success of the business. We are only as good as our last placement are the words that Jonathan believes sets the company apart from others. His approach to providing unrivalled customer service, support, supplying the most talented candidates for each position and developing on-going relationships with both candidates and clients remain the core values to the business.

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  • Strategic planner
  • A results driven creative thinker
  • Realises ideas
  • Supportive
  • Passionate about customer service
  • Commercially aware
Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant
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Russell Lunn

Sales Director

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn

Sales Director

Russell joined Premier Placement in 2017 having been in the recruitment industry for a number of years.  Working previously in manufacturing, transport and distribution as a senior manager, part of his responsibility was to deal with staffing requirements and rely heavily on the services of a recruitment agency.

Premier Placement certainly was an eye opener for me within the recruitment supply, they showed me how recruitment should be done. The whole process and the ongoing compliance is unbelievable.  The customers here have been with Premier since its inception and that’s testament to the service offerings it provides. 

 Now an ambassador for the company my role is to meet key decision makers within organisations.  Knowing and believing in our core values and exceeding our customers expectations makes me very proud to be part of this business.

 

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Expertise in

  • Can do attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Passionate about service levels
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Creates lasting relationships
Joanne Taylor - Accounts, Premier Placement Services
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Jo Jeneson

Finance Director

Joanne Taylor - Accounts, Premier Placement Services

Jo Jeneson

Finance Director

Jo joined Premier Placement Services in 2003 initially as a Commercial Consultant. She’s now moved behind the scenes into her current role where she is responsible for both the payroll and accounting functions of the business.

By gaining a full understanding of all aspects of the business she is perfectly placed to ensure the clients’ accounting process runs as smoothly as their recruitment programme.

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Expertise in

  • 15 year’s experience within the recruitment industry
  • Good business understanding
  • Ability to manage high work loads
  • Fully conversant with accounting procedures & reporting
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Passionate about getting things right
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John Sutton

Regional Driving Division Manager

John Sutton

Regional Driving Division Manager

After a recent promotion John is now leading our company’s Driving Division. With offices located in Staffordshire and Cheshire, supplying in excess of 80 drivers per day we felt it only right to recognise his success, but also implement a structure to allow for further growth within the division.

“Improving the customers experience has always been my objective and I am delighted that all my hard work has paid off. The future plans I have for the division matches the company’s ambition, so here’s to the next chapter.”

Its true that all hard work pays off.  Good Luck John

 

 

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Expertise in

  • Highly driven professional
  • Customer service
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Goes above and beyond
Tim Evans
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Tim Evans

Crewe Industrial Division Manager

Tim Evans

Tim Evans

Crewe Industrial Division Manager

Tim joined Premier Placement in 2003 having previously worked in a heavily regulated customer services managerial role, thus proving an instant hit with both clients and candidates alike.

Trained to the highest standards within recruitment practise and mentored by our MD, Tim has become a valuable asset to the success of our business.  Now managing our industrial division in Crewe and offering his pearls of wisdom to other new recruits, his clients welcome his advice and his intuitive recruitment solutions.

 

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  • Senior Consultant with over 16 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
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Shellie Phillips

Stafford Industrial Division Manager

Shellie Phillips

Stafford Industrial Division Manager

Shellie arrived at Premier Placement Services with the hunger to achieve recruitment excellence.  With a CV packed full of experience within the industry, her goal is to become a top recruitment professional with a company who equally match her ambitions.

Joining as an Industrial Division Manager at our company’s Head Office, she has immediately identified our company’s team culture and our appetite for success.

As an experienced team player, a natural leader in driving recruitment projects, improving operational processes and identifying opportunities.

She believes in the high standards of training and compliance in our industry.

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  • Senior Consultant with over 15 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
  • Passionate about getting things right

 

Craig Hammersley
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Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Industrial Division Manager

Craig Hammersley

Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Industrial Division Manager

Craig is a very experienced recruitment professional having worked in the recruitment industry with Premier Placement for nearly 20 years.  Managing our busy industrial division at Newcastle, he helps clients avoid the devastating effects staffing issues can cause.

“I have experienced recruitment from both sides of the fence having held a senior position within the logistics & distribution industry. I fully understand the need for quality, reliable workers who are able to add value to an organisation.”

Matching the right candidate to the right job is an everyday obsession, something very few recruiters get right.  With detailed interviewing, character assessment, skills testing and candidate referencing, you would be surprised how many recruiters can get this so wrong!

 

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  • Senior Consultant with 20 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
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Michaela Clewes

Permanent Recruitment Manager

Michaela Clewes

Permanent Recruitment Manager

Michaela is a very successful perms recruiter.  Having recruited for the areas leading companies throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire for many years she brings a wealth of experience to our company.

Her infectious personality brings the best out in our team and with her professionalism and can do attitude she is an excellent addition to Premier Placement.

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  • Over 16 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
Simon Arnold
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Simon Arnold

Industrial Consultant

Simon Arnold

Simon Arnold

Industrial Consultant

Simon joined Premier Placement Services in 2016 after spending more than 25 years in the retail and leisure industry. Having gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of customer service, he fully understands the value of providing the best possible service to our clients and is passionate about delivering it.

With a coaching and teaching background Simon’s strengths lie in his communication and people skills that have enabled him to build strong working relationships with his clients.

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Expertise in

  • Passion for excellent customer service
  • Great communicator
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Great work ethic
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John Simpson

Driving Consultant

John Simpson

Driving Consultant

John is the latest addition to our business and he has slotted in extremely well. Having a background in transport and logistics as well as holding a National CPC in Road Transport, his range of skills and experience makes him the perfect match for our business.

Working within our fast paced Driving Division shows you what an extremely hands on transport professional John is.  Ensuring our compliance and best practice is adhered to at all times develops our reputation further as the areas leading supplier of quality drivers.

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Expertise in

  • Transport professional
  • Holds a National CPC in Road Transport
  • Customer service
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Goes above and beyond
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Philip Stubbs

Industrial Consultant

Philip Stubbs

Industrial Consultant

Phil has an extensive understanding of the recruitment industry.  Having been in the industry since 2005 operating as a full 360 recruitment consultant, he has gained valuable experience in all recruitment sectors.

Phil’s strengths lie with his in-depth detailing and candidate profiling to ensure the best fit between candidate and client.

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  • Search & selection specialist
  • Client management
  • Executive recruitment
  • Professional
  • Good communicator
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Harry Maclennan

Driving Consultant

Harry Maclennan

Driving Consultant

 

Harry joined our company in 2019 having previously worked within customer service.  He immediately settled into the role and has quickly proved what a valuable addition he is to the team.

Having an infectious passion to wanting to do well and build a successful career in recruitment Harry is currently working in our Driving Division placing professional drivers with the best logistics, distribution and general haulage companies South Cheshire has to offer. #thefuture

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Expertise in

  • Quick learner
  • Good communicator
  • Passionate
  • Excellent understanding
  • Good work ethic
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Daniel Ledwards

Industrial Consultant

Daniel Ledwards

Industrial Consultant

Daniel joined our company in October 2018 as a trainee consultant.  After an initial 3 months probationary for the role, we have been so impressed with Daniel’s enthusiasm, attention to detail and professionalism for someone with such a young age we have decided to fast track him into a career within the recruitment industry.

Daniel is now fully up to date with industry requirements and will be visiting our clients under the guidance of Crewe’s Industrial Manager to gain further training and understanding of the role.  With our eyes firmly fixed on the future we feel Daniel will complete his training and be a valued member of our team. #thefuture

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Expertise in

  • Dealing with client requirements
  • Candidate profiling
  • Candidate matching
  • Enthusiastic
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Steven Bowler

Industrial Consultant

Steven Bowler

Industrial Consultant

Steve joined us from having spent 24 years within mobile phone retail.  Having recruited staff throughout his career and looking after high volume accounts for national companies his skills have transferred into the recruitment industry with ease.

With a passion for customer excellence he is well versed to succeed in our fast paced industrial operation.

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  • Passion for excellent customer service
  • Great communicator
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Excellent understanding
  • Good work ethic
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Anna Hammersley

Accounts Payroll Clerk

Anna Hammersley

Accounts Payroll Clerk

Anna has recently joined our business as a Payroll Clerk.  She is responsible for our payroll processing system, issuing pay and pay-related information to workers, collecting weekly timekeeping data, ensuring all weekly paid staff receive accurate and timely payments.

With an excellent ‘can do’ attitude and bubbly personality to match, she makes the perfect Premier Placement fit and her seamless transition into the role shows.

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Expertise in

  • Helpful and friendly disposition
  • Can do attitude
  • Dealing with enquiries
  • Good work ethic
  • Excellent communicator
Elizabeth Harper - Receptionist and Administrator, Premier Placement Services
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Liz Harper

Accounts Administrator

Elizabeth Harper - Receptionist and Administrator, Premier Placement Services

Liz Harper

Accounts Administrator

Liz has been the face of Premier Placement Services since 2006 – providing front of house support for the team and visitors to the office. Liz works in a fast-paced environment fielding calls, meeting and greeting, preparing candidates for interviews and keeping client records updated.

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  • Positive outlook
  • Helpful and friendly disposition
  • Good communicator
  • Loyal and dedicated
  • Can do attitude
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Sharon Lunn

Recruitment Administrator

Sharon Lunn

Recruitment Administrator

Sharon joins the team having been in hospitality management for most of her career.  Managing large events and coordinating staff to ensure a first class service is given makes Sharon an ideal fit for our business.

Sharon is tasked to ensure we have a steady flow of candidates coming through our doors. Advertising our positions, conducting telephone interviews, diary management, interviewing and referencing is just part of her daily tasks to ensure our operation runs smoothly.

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Expertise in

  • Candidate profiling
  • Candidate matching
  • Good communicator
  • Excellent understanding
  • Good work ethic

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