This month a discussion with BMC Resourcing, thank you to Operational Director, Caroline Butson for taking the time to answer some questions.
How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Marc and I were tired and frustrated with building businesses for other people. Building successful businesses for others, no longer appealed. It was time for us to step up and do this for ourselves.
What was your mission at the outset?
To provide honest, straightforward service and a driven recruitment business.
How many employees?
Three and looking to expand during the next 18 months.
What service(s) or product(s) do you offer/manufacturer?
Permanent, temporary and contract recruitment services.
How do you advertise your business?
All forms of Social media, along with market leading job boards.
How do you advertise your product/service?
Our own website, social media and job board advertising.
To what do you attribute your success?
Providing a quality service, to both clients and candidates alike. Helping them succession plan, in order to future-proof their businesses.
Do you use the services of a professional accountant or solicitor?
Yes, an accountant. We also have the support, from REC Recruitment and Employment Confederation, in order to make sure we are compliant.
What do you look for in an employee?
Apprenticeships are the best fit for our business, people who are willing to learn from on-the-job training. Taking in all we have to offer, from our wealth of knowledge gain over many years.
What made you choose your current location?
The decision was an easy one! We are situated in-between our client base. Therefore, Corsham was agreed on, as our location of choice.
What are your company’s goals?
To build a respected recruitment business, that is built on honesty and quality of service. A company that people will be proud to work with and for.
Do you work locally or nationally?
We support our local businesses, and with that, supporting them with their national recruitment needs.
What is unique about your business?
We never end the search for the right candidates; other recruitment agents will just give up. We listen, understand the client’s needs/wants/desires and talk to the about Market-Forces and how this can have an impact on the way in which they are recruiting. We provide more than just recruitment. We have many solutions, with lots of alternative routes to recruiting successfully.
What are your responsibilities as the business owner?
Making sure that the business is moving in the right direction. Forecasting for the future, with regular reviews, making changes and adapting to the market, thus, in turn, will keep us in business.
What made you choose this type of business?
Being successful during our careers in this sector, we identified a gap in the market. With the use of our combined 30 years of experience in the industry, we knew we could support the local business community grow.
Does your company help the community where it is located?
Yes, we help support the local community by providing them with career options, advice; we also support our local clients by finding them, local candidates.
Have you ever turned down a client?
Certainly not, we have no reason to do so. Having a full understanding of our client’s needs, we will manage the recruitment process in order to fulfill their goal.
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Research your industry within the local area. Use your knowledge, you are an expert in your field, and don’t ever doubt yourself. Always make sure that you have the right people around you. Starting your own business is a risk, with lots of financial commitments. So, seek advice, have lots of funds available, work on your business plan and keep reviewing this until it is viable.