Premier Placement Services has been filling vacancies for employers since 1996. In that time we have forged trusted relationships with a wide range of employers, and built an exceptional reputation for helping people to find work.
The privately owned business is run by a strong team of dedicated and disciplined recruitment specialists with many years of recruitment experience. Each sector is managed by qualified individuals who have a strong commercial understanding, unrivalled knowledge, up-to-date training and most importantly, real first-hand working experience of the industries they recruit for.
Our Head Office is centrally located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire with further branches based in Crewe and Stafford. Premier Placement Services regularly provides over 400 staff daily to businesses throughout North and South Staffordshire and South Cheshire.
Our client employers and candidates also benefit from our industry accreditations, specialised IT systems delivering secure applications and purpose built classroom training facilities at our central office.
We're growing due to our commitment to promote best practice, equality & diversity.
We aim to ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of the community.
We compete fairly and openly to provide the best possible service.
We provide outstanding service and create service level offerings to add real value to our customers.
We offer all our clients recruitment solutions from a name they can trust.
We're committed to building mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with key people who contribute to our business success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Driving Division Manager
Our Driving Division Manager Simon has been with the business since 2016. Within this time he has proved to be an integral part of the team by ensuring only the areas best drivers are sourced and placed with our clients.
His wealth of expertise within this sector, coupled with his “can do” attitude is key in this fast moving recruitment sector.
Under his guidance our clients understand and acknowledge his value when it comes to placing fully compliant professional drivers within this heavily regulated industry.
John joined our Drivers Division with a wealth of experience within the transport and logistics sector. Holding a National CPC in Road Transport his range of skills is a perfect match for our business.
John has an excellent rapport with our drivers. With the skills, experience and knowledge to put forward the best candidate for the role, John also engages with driver compliance training, audits, and the investigation of incidents and infringements.
Working within our fast paced Driving Division he is a very hands on transport professional. Ensuring compliance and best practice is adhered to at all times enhances our reputation as the areas leading supplier of quality drivers.
Harry was promoted to our Drivers Division after expressing his desire to continue his recruitment education within this sector. The transition has proven a success with a larger pipeline of candidates being made readily available.
Harry completes the onboarding process by guiding drivers through compliant based testing, interviews, licensing checks as well as sourcing candidate references.
Behind the scenes Harry can be heard liaising with drivers to ensure the weekly payroll is completed accurately and on time.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.