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Published on 03 October 2016

Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) has appointed Rebecca Esplin as its new Operations Manager in Stafford – just five years after she joined as a trainee consultant.

Having received in-house training from the national recruiter, promotions followed as did a ‘board recognition’ award that she received from Chairman Tony Berry.  Now she has joined the management structure of BRG which has 30 branches across the country and an anticipated turnover this year of more than £70m.

Rebecca said:“When I joined I had no recruitment experience whatsoever, but luckily I received great training.  I’ve been on many different courses and they gave me a great deal of confidence and I’ve been able to develop my career here. Having started as a consultant I’m now in a position where I’m looking to recruit my own. We require consultants for the increasingly busy hospitality and catering sector, especially as we approach Christmas. And we also need a consultant for our industrial section.”

The branch covers Stafford and the rest of the county including Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter.

Lee Gamble, Director of BRG, said: “Rebecca’s promotion has been fully deserved and we’re pleased that her career has developed so successfully. It shows that with hard work and the right training, talented staff can quickly progress within the company.”

BRG has nearly 250 staff and has recently promoted a number of them as the company continues to expand.


Lauren Anderson in Sutton and Chloe Barnes in Maidstone, Kent, are now both senior recruitment consultants.  Praveen Goli is now on-site operations manager at Gestamp in Cannock. Ben Moss in Ilford is now assistant operations manager (Trainee) and Amanda Holmes in Hendon is assistant operations manager. And Rae Wheeler in Northampton is a trainee recruitment consultant following a successful apprenticeship.

Meanwhile, at the group’s Wild Recruitment branch in Portsmouth, Clare Adaway has been promoted to team leader.

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