Rayner Personnel employees take franchise route to the top
The company has awarded its Hertfordshire franchise and a licence for Middlesex to Vicky Tate and the south west London franchise, plus licences for north, north west and west London, to Liam Evans. Both the new franchise owners were formerly senior recruitment consultants for Rayner Personnel.
Vicky Tate – Hertfordshire and Middlesex
Vicky Tate joined Rayner Personnel in November 2013 as a junior recruitment consultant and soon worked her way up to senior consultant, instilling confidence in clients and candidates alike. Having seen the inner workings of Rayner Personnel and how it is relied on by the firm’s loyal clients, she recognised the potential of its brand and made the decision to invest in a stake in the business. Three years later, at the age of just 24, she is now a business owner herself.
She explains, “Having witnessed how the business works from the inside, I can see Rayner Personnel’s potential and believe the best way to build my career is around its proven business model. Josh Rayner is an inspirational leader and I want to take the next step and emulate his success.”
Vicky deliberately chose to forge a business career on leaving school, rather than go to university – a decision that has paid off handsomely. “Like many school leavers, I wasn’t 100% sure what field to go into at the age of 16 but knew I wanted to go into business and work with people,” she says. “I realised I could get further by working my way up and that is how it has turned out.” Before climbing the ladder at Rayner Personnel, Vicky handled new membership sales at Nuffield Health for three years, enjoying considerable success in the role.
Living in Bishops Stortford, Vicky anticipates she will come to know the northernmost half of the M25 intimately as she travels to meet potential clients throughout Hertfordshire and Middlesex. “I see building and strengthening relationships as key because the level of service we offer estate agents and candidates is what sets us apart,” says Vicky. “I like to speak to each candidate at length to ensure we are finding the right type of role for them where they will feel fulfilled. And my clients can be reassured we’ve made a good match and their new employee won’t leave after five minutes in the job.”
Liam Evans – south west, north, north west and west London
Liam Evans joined Rayner Personnel as a recruitment consultant in June 2015 following stints in estate agency and media sales. He experienced the Rayner Personnel service first-hand as a candidate and says when he wanted to take his career in a new direction, Joshua Rayner was the logical person to turn to for advice. “I’ve always found Josh proactive and approachable. He really took the time to listen and understand my situation and what I was looking for,” he says.
“We discussed the Rayner Personnel franchise proposition and the opportunity to capitalise on a well-respected brand while building my own team and being in control of my own destiny really appealed. I know my franchise and licence areas well and will add value to the search process by providing a very personal, bespoke service where we match candidates to positions that are a good fit, not only for their skills but also the company culture.”
Liam’s industry connections mean his team has access to people who are not necessarily actively looking but would be willing to consider a move for the right role. As for candidates, they can be reassured their details are not simply stored on a database and forgotten but that the team works hard on their behalf to find the role that is right for them. In fact, in the past, Liam has worked with clients to create the role a candidate seeks, even where the position does not exist, so that their talent is not lost to the company.
Commenting on his latest franchisees, Rayner Personnel MD Joshua Rayner remarks, “Over the time Vicky and Liam have worked for Rayner Personnel they have become exceptional recruiters who are highly regarded by their clients and candidates. I am delighted that they have staked their future on Rayner Personnel – having seen the business inside and out, it is the ultimate demonstration of confidence.”