F1rst Commercial Recruitment Recognised by Financial Times as Leading UK Recruiter

Date: 02/11/2023
Author: F1rst Commercial Recruitment
Company: F1rst Commercial Recruitment

F1rst Commercial Recruitment has revealed that it is one of the Financial Times Leading UK Recruiters for 2024. This rigorously determined and highly prized award identifies the best recruitment agencies in the country. Only agencies highly recommended by companies, clients and candidates receive awards.

F1rst Commercial Recruitment is part of F1rst Group Solutions Ltd, which also encompasses First Executive Recruitment. Led by Sharon Seville (Fellow and Board Director, REC and Stockport President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, F1rst Commercial Recruitment has been awarded its place on the Financial Times list of leading recruiters for its expertise and reputation in three categories: Engineering & Industry, Business & Professional Services, and Finance.

F1rst for service, second to none

Statistica, the FT’s research partner, extensively evaluated 10,000 independently collected reviews to determine the recipients of these Leading UK Recruiters awards. The surveys gather opinions of hiring managers, candidates and external recruiters, and only recruitment agencies with sufficient recommendations make the final list. As a small, boutique recruitment agency, F1rst Commercial Recruitment has punched well above its weight in achieving this recognition from the Financial Times.

Sharon Seville, company founder and still very much a hands-on recruiter, says, "I couldn't be happier or prouder to have received recognition as one of the country's Leading Recruiters. It’s a privilege to help people build their careers, and companies build their business. Doing it right is paramount for them, and for us. My business model is simple: to bring my own expertise and experience to every vacancy we support. That's why we've got a 100% success rate for filling jobs."

There are well over 30,000 recruitment agencies in the UK and around 200,000 recruiters. Consequently, this new category in the long-running lists by the Financial Times is essential for enabling employers and candidates to select the best recruitment service to meet their needs. Those recruitment businesses which have made the list stand out as exceptional for both employers and candidates, making them a secure choice for talent acquisition and job hunting.

F1rst Group Solutions Ltd

F1rst Group Solutions Ltd support a broad range of recruitment needs across two divisions. F1rst Commercial Recruitment is primarily responsible for Northern office and business support roles. First Executive Recruitment recruits for management and director-level positions across the UK, focusing strongly on the Engineering and Manufacturing sector.

F1rst Group Solutions has an excellent reputation as one of the UK's best recruitment consultancies, and this is now recognised by being awarded the title of one of the UK's Leading Recruiters 2024 by the Financial Times.

For further information, please contact Sharon Seville on 0161 359 3111 or sharon@firstgroupsolutions.co.uk

Sharon has 30 years’ experience working in the engineering and manufacturing recruitment sector. She is passionate about industry 4.0 and digitising technologies in this sector.  She is also the Chair of the Climate Action Business Forum for her local Council, is on the Economic Alliance committee, is a Non-Executive Director for the REC, Stockport President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.