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One Choice Recruitment

Norma Barrant
Norma Barrant of One Choice Recruitment

One Choice Recruitment achieved two major milestones in its history recently. In January the company moved into The Hive as a full tenant and in March, celebrated its one year business anniversary and first successful year of trading.

The company was started in 2014 by Norma Barrant, who had a five year track record in recruitment, most recently having worked as a marketing consultant in a nursing agency.

Recognising a clear need among small units, nursing, residential and care homes for good quality staff at a fair and affordable cost and, having considered starting her own business for the last three years, Norma, “finally took the plunge and became an entrepreneur”, in her own words.

Now One Choice Recruitment serves customers across North Somerset, Somerset, Bristol and Bath, recruiting for permanent and temporary candidates to a variety of job sectors. The company’s emphasis is on healthcare but it also recruits for administration, secretarial, sales and marketing and other roles.

“Our business is based on good customer service with long term relationships in mind and a friendly, flexible and professional approach.” explains Norma. “We also pride ourselves on finding good quality staff and making our clients and staff feel highly valued.”

Norma feels strongly that The Hive has been helpful to the company’s growth.

“I started One Choice working from home and then took a virtual office at The Hive, which I had seen was being built when I was on a North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA) course on social media.” she explains.

“The virtual office which we opened in June 2014 has worked well for us – we achieved a greater presence and a professional image which helped us enormously. As the business began to grow, I decided to relocate to The Hive as a full tenant.

“Since moving here in January 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.”

Norma and her team now have plans to increase the One Choice Recruitment client base by expanding its area and to expand and recruit more staff in different locations. Longer term, she plans to grow her team as well as her turnover, offer additional recruitment services and open another office.

“For us, the future holds exciting possibilities.” says Norma. “We are hugely proud of what we’ve achieved in our first year – and are looking forward to what’s to come in the next twelve months.”

Contact One Choice Recruitment on 0844 99 59 987, email enquiries@onechoicerecruitment.co.uk or visit onechoicerecruitment.co.uk.