This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Prospect Personnel Solutions. Sharon Mallinson answers a few questions:-
1. How long has Prospect Personnel Solutions been members of the Chamber?
Prospect Personnel Solutions have been members since 2011.
2. What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber?
As business owners, we see our membership with the chamber as a real benefit. It is a great way of keeping up to speed with any economic and business developments both in the Banbury area and the UK as a whole. It also creates many opportunities to network and increase our company profile among other fellow chamber members.
3. Brief background of the company
We have been best friends for around 20 years and have previously worked in recruitment for many years. After our children were born, chatting over a coffee we felt the time was right to start our own local recruitment business so in 2010 we set up Prospect Personnel. Some might think setting up a new business in the middle of a recession was not the best time, but we found it worked for us as we’ve grown from strength to strength as the economy has recovered and we haven’t looked back since!
We pride ourselves on our honest approach, really listening to the needs of prospective job candidates and employers alike.
4. Within the company what is your role?
We are joint company directors so on a daily basis we deal with pretty much all aspects of the business. It’s very hands on but that’s something we really enjoy!
5. What are the main things going on in your company at the moment?
We are as ever, very busy, currently in the process of a significant marketing drive in order to bring in more candidates. The employer side is doing very well with a constant flow of vacancies coming in. We are growing all the time bringing in a new staff member at the start of the year, with plans to take on more towards the end of 2014.
6. Do you think the business environment in Banbury is thriving?
The general consensus is that it’s really improving. We now appear to be largely through the impacts of the recession and signs of growth locally are there to see with plenty of job vacancies along with an increase in temporary bookings.