Margaret can boast a recruitment career of over 40 years, originally working for high st companies such as Brook St, Manpower and Adecco to name a few. She decided to open her own business to provide an innovative service with flexibility and focusing on the matching of candidates rather than KPI’s as other agencies do. This is the 17th year of running A for Appointments successfully and the business continues to grow year on year. Margaret is proud of many things to include winning HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR in 2004 and the fact that the majority of clients and candidates using A for Appointments are from recommendation!
Marrie has over 8 year’s experience in recruitment having worked for Blue Arrow before joining A for Appointments. Marrie, previously a student at Leeds University, enjoys the autonomy at A for Appointments & being able to look after her clients irrespective of position and industry! In 2017, Marrie relocated to Manchester and currently heads up her own division over there; however, Marrie comes back to Sheffield every Friday to work alongside her longstanding clients.
Kevin has overseen the financial side of the business since 2005, his busy workload includes everything from the accounts side of the business to payroll, not just the in-house staff but all the temporary staff working out in the field. His innovative approach , attention to detail and his ability to ‘think out of the box’ has made him a key member of the A for Appointments team. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Kevin, he is always happy to help!
Elizabeth joined A for Appointments in 2011 and has cultivated her reputation in the industry year on year. Elizabeth's background prior to recruitment was in the Telecoms industry which she now specialises recruiting for. Elizabeth's recruitment expertise is requested so frequently by her clients that she has created her own call centre team, working alongside Megan, Madelaine and Corina. Elizabeth is an expert in recruiting for large numbers at short notice whilst still achieving the quality her clients are looking for.
Debbie currently works on our Reception as a support to all the consultants and the first point of call for all new registrations. Debbie started her career working for Barclays Bank and then a recruitment company based in Chester, before getting the ‘travel bug’ and spending the next 20+ years flying all over the world with British Airways as a Purser on long haul flights. After becoming a Mum to 3 boys she’s returned to her administration roots and back into recruitment as an industry she always enjoyed!
Megan joined A for Appointments after completing her Studies at Sheffield College. Although having no experience in recruitment or an office based environment Megan has certainly found her feet! Megan works alongside Elizabeth, Madelaine and Corina looking after a number of Sheffield Call Centres. Megan initially started as an Apprentice but soon proved she has the ability to work in this demanding and ever changing business. After working at A for Appointments for 8 Months, Megan won an award for all her hard work within the company. Megan enjoys the challenge and helping candidates with their career search, candidates are also quick to thank her for her service. Megan is a valued member of the team and we can’t wait to see her develop her career at A for Appointments.
Elly joined the team at A for Appointments in February 2016 as an administrator supporting the team with their administration tasks. Having moved to Sheffield after completing her degree, Elly found her recruitment feet working as a support administrator for Search Consultancy. When Elly decided she was ready for a change, she turned to A for Appointments to help her find a job she could really get stuck into. After meeting Margaret, Elly felt that the service provided by A for Appointments was something she wanted to be a part of and two weeks later Elly joined the team!
After spending 7 years in various sectors including administration, call centre work and sales Madelaine was keen to find a new role where she could put her previous skills to good use. She is suited to her new role at A for Appointments, resourcing for call centre staff as she understands what skills are needed for the role. She now specialises in conducting telephone interviews to find the right candidates and works alongside Elizabeth & Megan in the Call Centre dept.
Madelaine enjoys the busy day to day responsibilities of what it takes to work in recruitment and particularly enjoys the pace of this market sector.
Jessica relocated to Sheffield from Suffolk to study sociology at the University of Sheffield, and since graduating has stayed!
She has a strong background in luxury retail and consultative based sales, and has been able to transfer her experience and skills to the recruitment industry.
Jessica particularly enjoys the fast-paced environment of recruitment, building great relations with new and existing clients, and finding out what is really important for a candidate in their next role.
Corina joined A for Appointments to begin her Business Administration Apprenticeship after completing her educational Studies at Sheffield College. Although having no experience in recruitment, Corina has two years’ experience working within the service industry. Corina is a new addition to our call centre department and although she is new to the team, Corina has proved she has what it takes to work in this difficult yet rewarding industry. Corina enjoys the challenge’s recruitment has to offer and assisting the candidates with their recruitment process! Corina is a valued member of the team and we can’t wait to see her develop within this new and exciting profession.