Norma Barrant started One Choice Recruitment back in March 2014 following five years of working in recruitment combined with a wealth of experience working as a marketing consultant in a nursing agency. Whilst working in the nursing agency, Norma recognised the need amongst small nursing, residential and care homes for good quality staff at a fair and affordable cost and this is what prompted her to start her own business.
One Choice Recruitment serves customers across North Somerset, Somerset including Bristol and Bath recruiting both permanent and temporary candidates to a variety of job sectors. Their emphasis is on healthcare, but it also recruits for administrative, secretarial, sales, marketing and other roles.
One Choice Recruitment’s reputation has been built on good customer service with long-term relationships in mind together with a friendly, flexible and professional approach. They pride themselves on finding good quality staff and making their clients and staff feel highly valued.
When did you move in?
Initially working from home, Norma took a virtual office at The Hive in June 2014, before taking up full residency in January 2015.
Why did you choose The Hive?
Norma attended a social media course run by North Somerset Enterprise Agency and knew that they were building new offices, so she took a virtual office initially which worked well; as One Choice achieved a greater presence and a professional image which helped enormously. As the business began to grow, Norma decided to relocate One Choice Recruitment to The Hive as a full tenant.
How have you found The Hive experience so far?
Since moving here in January 2015 we have watched our business and our staff bank grow – not least because we are now so accessible for both staff and clients to come and visit us and see how the company is progressing. For us the future holds exciting possibilities. We’re hugely proud of what we’ve achieved so far and some of this has to be down to the fantastic offices, their location and the support team that The Hive offers us as tenants.
Would you recommend it and why?
Without exception – The Hive really has helped One Choice Recruitment develop and with the support team and the facilities it offers its tenants, it really is an ideal place for small businesses to start their entrepreneurial journey and as they grow, larger offices are available.