Theresa ReidCan’t really believe I am now having to write this to announce the passing of Theresa. Regardless of the massive impact on a business side, I have lost my wife, after 22 years together, Joe and Molly have both lost their mum at the tender age of just 40 years old and Andy his close cousin.

Theresa was always a determined person all her life from fighting for her life when she was born at just 1 ½ lb defying the odds to survive.

Her vision was to start her own business after years of experience within Recruitment with the aim to create a family run company, providing honest recruitment with equal respect for both clients and candidates. The vision was to provide a legacy for her family which included starting the business in 2014 with Marian, her mum.

Theresa had a great sense of humour and enjoyed nothing more that laughing (Loudly!) at her own jokes and with a keen imagination could almost bring anything to life with a silly voice or story, including ‘Flo’, a hand puppet which still sits proudly in our office.

It’s been a great loss, Theresa had a heart of gold and would put herself out for anyone in need, always there to listen to and help with other people’s problems without passing judgement or indeed thinking of herself, this being one her best qualities.

We all miss you dearly and will try to continue to, both live our lives and continue to run the business how you would have wanted, continuing your values and morals.

We are all lucky to have known you for this short time, not long enough, you’re never far from our hearts.

Graham and the team x

January 2018

Marian HickIt’s with great sadness to let everyone know that not only did I lose my mum, best friend and Joe his grandma but also an amazing, comical and talented work colleague suddenly this year.

Marian set up James Recruitment Services over 2 years ago with me, and due to her previous work history working in plant hire, she not only gained new clients, but was excellent at placing candidates in roles due to her understanding and knowledge of the skill sets and industry.

Shortly after Joseph, my son and Marian’s grandson joined the team. We were elated as the business was growing and we were all working together to grow the business as a family.

Marian is missed very much by all of us here. We miss her laughter and the fun she brought to the office, but we have carried on her legacy by expanding the team to family member Andrew, and also Mark who worked with Marian for over 20 years in plant hire. Mark will continue to build on and maintain the relationships she had within this industry.

We are determined to continue and build the business and it’s going from strength to strength.
You would be proud of us and if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Theresa and the team x
October 2016

I believe the company has already contacted you that as from Monday next week I’ll be with them as a permanent member of the team. I just wanted to say a very big thank you for this opportunity and to also say that James Recruitment has been by far the best agency I’ve ever worked for and will gladly recommend you to others.

“We managed to place Dave within a Temporary to Permanent position which was near to where he lived, he started work within a day of being contacted by us and has now a permanent job at the company.”

Dave S (Wakefield Area) 

I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourselves and in particular Mark Armytage. He has returned every e-mail, phone call and the occasional text message from myself without hesitation, a quality which has been sadly lost these days, particularly in the recruitment business. Your company has stood head and shoulders above any other agencies I have encountered, honest, straight talking and efficient, these qualities do not happen overnight and I commend you and your former colleagues for nurturing this ethos. Mark found me a job that I actually want to do, rather than the commission based call centre robots that simply want you out of their in tray. I will not hesitate to recommend you to my friend’s, family or work colleagues in the future.

Many thanks,

Stewart (Wakefield Area) 

We have worked with Theresa personally for over 5 years. During that time she has taken time to understand our needs at all levels and has successfully provided us with skilled candidates that are an excellent match to our requirement. Theresa takes a personal interest in all her candidates and many of the employees she has placed with us are now long serving well regarded members of our team.

HR Manager (Vehicle Conversions Specialist)

We have been working with Theresa for over 4 years and we have always received a dedicated and reliable support for our recruitment needs. James Recruitment Services understanding of the Hire Industry and the culture of our business enables them to provide high quality candidates. Their professional and honest approach means that both the client and candidate receive a great experience and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to other organisations.

Recruitment Team Leader (National Plant Hire Company)

Although I never got to meet the guys at James Recruitment Services because they were up in Yorkshire and myself in Peterborough. I worked as a delivery driver for them for 10 months, and always found them helpful at the end of a phone. Always got paid on time weekly. I have now got a full time permanent position with the company.
Thanks again guys.

Gary (Peterborough Area)

I worked for James Recruitment Services as an administrator and found the team was always friendly and helpful. They never missed any payments and were diligent in making sure I never forgot to submit any timesheets. I worked with one of the members of the team at the same company, who was a kind and approachable gentleman who had a calm and diplomatic temperament. The assignment itself would have let to a permanent job had I not changed careers but overall, James Recruitment Services was a good company to work for and I highly recommend it.

Candidate (Leeds Area)

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