Recruit Ventures Universal Personnel


When Simon Simfield saw an opportunity to grow his own recruitment business he grasped it.

“What I saw in The Recruit Venture Group was an opportunity. Getting my business off the ground with them was such a simple operation,” he said.

“I arrived at my initial meeting with The Recruit Venture Group with nothing and I left with everything”.

Simon’s vision for his own recruitment business was based on the three core values of honesty, loyalty and integrity.

Matching exactly the right candidate and skills to the role, delivering a loyal and 24/7 service as well as maintaining the highest professional standards was the mission.

Implementing it needed a serious level of support which The Recruit Venture Group were on hand to support.

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Recruiter Since


October 2014


Jan 1998

Construction, Driving, Industrial

“Everything else is made so much simpler with their support behind you”.

“Within seven days we were trading and making sales and we have everything in place to allow us to hit the ground running. 

‘The systems we had in place could quickly go from tens of candidates to thousands, scaling up was easy with The Recruit Venture Group’s support.

‘Having them behind us enabled me to focus on working with my team to bring on clients and register candidates from day one, no time was wasted.”

Having assembled a team with, collectively, over 60 years’ experience, Universal Personnel are recruiting not just throughout Northamptonshire but across the UK.

Being able to focus on clients and candidates is, Simon says, very much a result of The Recruit Venture Group taking care of the back-office side of his business.

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Everything is made so much simpler with the support behind you.

 “The financial support to launch – and grow quickly – was brilliant. The sustained day-to-day support with back office systems makes all the difference.

‘I’ve turned my vision into a successful business in just three years.

“Grasping the opportunity offered by The Recruit Venture Group was absolutely the right thing to do. I have never looked back and if you are a good recruiter you could soon be saying the same thing.” 

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