In January 2018 Amanda Craven launched Castleford-based Calder Recruitment with the support of The Recruit Venture Group.
After five years of working in the construction sector across Yorkshire, Amanda decided it was time for something new, time to build something she could call her own and time to start reaping the rewards of her efforts for herself.
Launching a business is an important step in anyone’s life and a step that Amanda may not have taken without the support of the Recruit Venture Group.
“Without the support of The Recruit Ventures Group, I don’t think I would have embarked on this journey.
“It is hard work but the benefits are immense and I can’t thank The Recruit Ventures Group enough for all their support.
“The group have been fully supportive and knowing I had the extra security of a guaranteed salary was really important for me.
“Really, I really had very little to do other than get the recruitment side of the business up and running, the rest was taken care.
Working with The Recruit Venture Group left Amanda free to build the her team from the best people she could find with no financial restrictions holding her back.
Each of Calder’s consultants have excellent knowledge and experience of the sectors covered by the agency and Amanda is keen to ensure her business reflects her own recruitment ethos.
“Having your own business allows you make sure people are treated right and that is so important because recruitment is all about people.
“At Calder, whether candidate or client, we work together to support you in recruitment and in finding that perfect solution.
“Being involved in the community is something I feel very strongly about and it’s something having my own business has enabled me to embrace.”