Recruitment consultant sets up own business after skiing accident

Sometimes in life a significant event happens to make you re-evaluate everything.

For Roseanne Stockton, this happened on her 41st birthday.

After 16 years working for high street recruitment firms in Chester and Liverpool and in management roles, she had recently taken on a new career in fashion recruitment which hadn’t gone as well as hoped.

Undeterred, she decided to leave and start looking for another job.

But shortly afterwards, during a birthday skiing trip, Roseanne suffered a nasty accident and her plan to get back on to the corporate ladder was forced on the backburner.

“If you’ve ever been a busy, committed worker you’ll know that if you’re forced to stop, the world seems to go faster and you lose that natural, easy touch of ‘just doing it’,” said Roseanne. “You focus on the negatives and fail to see the positives.

“But I slowly patched up and with support and some savings I decided ‘if a job’s worth doing – do it yourself’. I also saw and still see that once you’re over 40 and female – no matter what your circumstances – you’re not the most attractive job-seeking age.

“But I decided to set up a recruitment agency that concentrated on delivering that individual, professional and tailored service every time and, after meetings with business advisers, solicitors and some old clients, I reluctantly thought that I could at least give it a go.”

Nu-Recruit was born four years ago covering the Cheshire, Wirral and Liverpool areas, and is going from strength to strength at its base on Hunter Street, Chester.

Specialising in recruiting exceptional temporary and permanent staff for office support, PA, administration, secretarial, sales, customer services, marketing, accounts and IT, it provides expert individual advice with successful results from the initial enquiry to candidate placement and beyond.

“I'm just entering into my fourth year and, though it’s very hard, it’s growing,” said Roseanne.

“I set up right at the start of the recession and I'm very proud of what I've achieved.

“The path to this place wasn’t an easy one, as it wasn’t of my choosing. But never underestimate the power of a good reputation – and an unusual Geordie accent and name! It carries you further and lasts much longer.”

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