Recruit Venture Staffing Lab

“We’re all set to build a phenomenal business”

“The Recruit Venture Group didn’t just make launching our recruitment business simple ⁠– they have also given us a platform for rapid growth.”

Friends and business partners Chris Steele and Ben Yale couldn’t be clearer about how The Recruit Venture Group has helped make their business dreams a reality. After launching their agency Staffing Lab in October 2019 in Telford, the foundations for success, both short and long-term, are being laid.

With a combined 22 years’ experience in recruitment between them, the pair wanted to start fully benefiting from the money they were making for their bosses. From the first confidential, no-obligation contact with The Recruit Venture Group, their journey to business and career freedom took just months.

“We were each making over £200k per year for someone else,” said Chris. “We knew the only way to really make the most of our talent and genuinely earn what we were making was to launch our own business.

Ben said: “It really is so simple with The Recruit Venture Group. The support they offer at every step from first phone call to the first day of business is phenomenal. We’ve got the energy, experience and drive and they gave us the springboard to make it happen.”

Company Details

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Recruiter Since


October 2019


November 2005

Automotive, Driving, Engineering and Industrial

The pathway to growth

Chris and Ben have both praised The Recruit Venture Group’s unique back office support, which covers everything from payroll, to credit control, accounts, IT, HR, legal and marketing and PR. Not only does it allow Chris and Ben to focus on clients and candidates and building their business, it also gives them a major advantage over their rivals.

Chris said: “We’ve both worked for different businesses, but the The Recruit Venture Group’s back office support is second to none. It has given us the platform to really channel our recruiting experience and energies into generating revenues and profits. And its exceptional quality and efficiency means the back office function alone is a major USP for us.”

Ben added: “The Recruit Venture Group’s support allows us to be ambitious. We want to be turning a profit in year one, start getting ahead of some of our rivals in year two and in three years and beyond we want to be among the top three recruiters in the area. We want to build a team of around 15 quickly, and put ourselves in a position to expand to other offices.

“The best thing is, we have everything we need to make it happen.”

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