Our people are why we are successful at recruiting the right hospitality staff at the right time.
Through our own extensive experience as chefs and hotel managers we have an intimate knowledge of hospitality and the recruitment, training and management of staff. We have walked in your shoes and understand the pressures and demands.
We have a strong ethos of delivering the right person. Our experience means that we fully understand our clients' needs and the candidates' capabilities. We get great satisfaction from making the right matches.
Having been in Recruitment for over 10 years I always knew I wanted my own agency. Working my way up from Temporaries Consultant to Branch Manager within a number of agencies, I felt the time was right to put all of those skills to the test and ‘Go for it’. Whilst every day brings new challenges, we have an extremely committed and dedicated team delivering excellence to our customers. We aim to be the recruiter of choice for the Hospitality Industry not based on cost but on our high level of customer service and ability to provide top quality staff.
I started my catering career back in 1995 as pot wash in a local pub and by 2001 I was working in a fine dining restaurant as Head Chef. During my catering career I also worked in a 2 rosette Country House Hotel as Head Chef. In 2010 I decided to leave the kitchen and started my new adventure in recruitment. In late 2012 I met with Andrew Wilson who was starting up a new specialist Hospitality Agency. We started trading in early 2013 as Check Recruitment Ltd & since then we have gone from strength to strength.
I have over 20 years experience as an Administrator and hold a Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration and a Diploma in Business and Finance. My experience covers all aspects of administration, including accounts and payroll. I am originally from the Isle of Wight, moving to the Portsmouth area 3 years ago. I joined the Check Recruitment team in March 2015.
Before starting with Check Recruitment in March 2013, I had a number of jobs, including Bar Staff, Events Host, Holiday Rep and Dance Instructor. I'd tried a number of careers without finding something that I was truly passionate about. However, once joining Check Recruitment as a part time Administrator I started to realise my own potential and quickly got promoted to Trainee Consultant within the Temps team. I am passionate about helping all of my temps and clients to ensure they all have a great level of service.
After leaving school I started an apprenticeship within the kitchen of the De-Vere Hotel and developed a flair for cooking and producing exciting dishes, which stays with me today. After 4 years of working my way up to Sous Chef Level I felt that a change was necessary to progress further and approached Check to help me find a new job. To my surprise they offered me a positon as Trainee Consultant, which I Jumped at. 3 years on, I have progressed to Consultant and I'm now running the busy Portsmouth Temps desk.
After graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Three Dimensional Design I went on to work for Emirates Spinnaker Tower for the last five years covering many different departments and job roles within the business. I decided to begin a new career path in recruitment using my skills and knowledge of the Hospitality industry and was offered this amazing opportunity with Check Recruitment. I am now the newest member of the team and excited to begin my new adventure.
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