Commercial, Driving, Industrial
When did you launch your own business?
Our business was launched in August 2018
Which sectors and locations does your business operate in?
Wilson Recruitment work in the Driving/Industrial, Commercial and Accountancy sectors
How long have you been in recruitment?
I have been in recruitment for 5 years, having worked previously in Industrial and Driving recruitment
Why did you decide to launch with The Recruit Venture Group?
I got to a point where I felt undervalued and under appreciated by my previous employers and frustrated at how I was treated given how much of their business was just my desk. I wanted to get out and start seeing the value of my hard work and also create an environment for other people to come to work and enjoy themselves, get good results and feel like valued members of a team
How has being the owner of your own business changed your life?
Massively – I take a lot more pride in what I do now for starters, it is my name and reputation on the line with every decision we make and every worker that leaves our building. More importantly I now enjoy coming to work, I relish in the responsibility that I hold and enjoy not answering to middle managers
Would you recommend The Recruit Venture Group to other recruiters, why?
Definitely – it is a massive step, don’t get me wrong, however it is a positive life changer. The support you get from TRVG is incredible, you never feel like you are on your own. The other business owners within the group are fantastic too. The central services team make life much easier than it would be setting up in any other way, it allows you to just focus on winning business and being the recruiter you have been. There is never a time when you feel like you are up against the world on your own.
“I had often talked about how I could do this on my own but had been put-off by the financial and back office side of running a business.”
“Lots of people talk about breaking out and starting their own business, but I am so glad I stopped talking about it and finally did it.”
That is how Wilson Recruitment’s Managing Director Patrick Wilson feels about his journey from employee to business owner after launching Wilson Recruitment with the help of The Recruit Venture Group.
The Northampton-based recruitment agency opened its doors for the first time in August 2018 and it is safe to say that since leaving his role as Principal Recruitment Consultant with a large agency Patrick has not looked back.
He said: “I had often talked about how I could do this on my own but had been put-off by the financial and back office side of running a business.
“That’s what is so great about The Recruit Venture Group.
“The experience, knowledge and resources they provide you with mean you are free to focus on recruitment from day one without worrying about all the stuff that comes with running a business.
“I have never looked back, the business is growing and The Recruit Venture Group made the launch process so easy.”
Wilson Recruitment cover the commercial, driving and industrial sectors across Northamptonshire, providing both temporary and permanent jobs.
With The Recruit Venture Group removing the day-to-day back office work-load, Patrick and his team were able to focus on sales from the get go and Patrick is looking forward to growing quickly.
“Being able to come in on day one, to an office which was set-up ready to go, was a real bonus and it allowed me and the team to hit the ground running and build momentum.
“As a start-up, time is so important.
“You have to make the most of it and with The Recruit Venture Group taking care of my IT, Payroll, Credit Control, HR and anything else I needed, I can really utilise my time.
“Time is everything when launching a business and I would recommend the joint venture model to anyone as it allows you to really focus on your business.”