Our History

Grassroots was founded in 2008 by directors Caroline Patten and Richard Brown. Their idea was to create a recruitment business based on delivering truly consultative services that would help employers to attract and retain a higher quality of recruit. Progressing from start-up to scale-up, they grew through referral and built a reputation for honesty, ethics and guaranteed results.

In 2015, Grassroots underwent a strategic overhaul and management restructure, with Steven Byrne joining the Board as Director and Shareholder. Since then, the business has demonstrated consistent growth and industry success. Today, with a dedicated team of consultants delivering bespoke recruitment strategies to businesses across the North West and nationwide, Grassroots is proud to be Stockport’s agency of choice.

Find out more about our role within the Stockport Business Community

Bigger and better year ahead | What we have planned for 2018

Grassroots experienced a busy and successful year in 2017. With a massive increase in client enquiries, and rapidly expanding team with two new employees, along with plenty of satisfied candidates, we’re extremely excited for what we have planned for a bigger and...

Grassroots Charity of the Year 2018 | The Wellspring

With a successful year of fundraising in 2017, raising nearly £2,360 for various charities, the Grassroots team aren’t prepared to stop there! Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of our company values. That's why we’re introducing a new Employee...

New Year, New Addition | Grassroots Welcomes Senior Recruitment Consultant

We are pleased to announce a further addition to the Grassroots team, Yvonne Scanlan. Bringing many years of experience to our expert recruitment team, Yvonne joins us as Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising in the Engineering sector.   Prior to joining...

Christmas Wishes | Our Year in Review

Christmas Wishes from the team at Grassroots Recruitment – Find out about our successes in 2017 and our plans for the New Year.

Corporate Social Responsibility | Our charity work in 2017

Find out more about our Corporate Social Responsibility at Grassroots and the charity work we’ve been involved with in 2017.

Examining the skills gap in Stockport

Stockport is home to a highly educated, skilled and professional workforce. With over a third of residents qualified to degree level or equivalent, there is a growing skills economy for local employers to take advantage of. But with increasing demand from expanding...

Sharp Shooters and Dangerous Drivers Our Team-Building Day

Here at Grassroots, we recognise our team works incredibly hard – going the extra mile to exceed our clients’ expectations and ensure first class service delivery for every candidate we represent. Last quarter was no exception, when every employee pulled out all the...

Highlights from the CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, held at Manchester Central, was extremely beneficial and informative, focusing on modern shifts that are creating major challenges and opportunities for employers and HR professionals. This year’s theme was ‘embracing the new...

What it’s like to work for Grassroots

Here at Grassroots Recruitment in Stockport, we believe it’s important to motivate, reward and develop our employees so that they remain committed to best practice and contribute to building our reputation for quality for the years to come.  Grassroots has been based...

Team night | Gorvins Solicitors Charity Quiz for Bowel Cancer UK

On Thursday 19th October 2017, the Grassroots team participated in a charity quiz night, along with many other local Stockport businesses, to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. It was a fantastic, fun evening ran by Gorvins Solicitors, for an excellent, worthy cause....

Our People

Our success is based on the knowledge and proficiency of our passionate and dedicated team, who have over 80 years combined experience in the recruitment sector. Their industry expertise and exceptional service delivery allows us to offer guaranteed results (our placement ratios are 1:2 compared to an industry average of 1:8).

We operate a hard-working but rewarding culture built on grown-up and pragmatic thinking. We’re proactive in our approach to campaign project management and there’s few problems we haven’t encountered before.  We’ve excelled in our field because we’re great at what we do and we care about getting it right.

Meet our team and find out how you could join us

Candidate Testimonial

“The team at Grassroots Recruitment offer a service to candidates that is second to none, especially in the current economic climate. They are friendly, approachable and extremely proffesional in their unique approach to what can sometimes be a daunting experience. I would not hesitate to recommend them as they have assisted me in a fantastic career move! Thanks a million”

Louise, Facilities Office Manager

Client Testimonial

“I have been impressed with the level of service and the overall calibre of the candidates put forward. I would certainly use Grassroots again for any recruitment needs. It is a pleasant change to find a recruitment agency that does what they say they will and who puts forward candidates who suit the requirements given.”

Practice Manager, Accountancy Firm

Our Values

We’re an advocate of recruitment best practice, REC Member, and a certified Institute of Recruiters Ethics Champion. In 2016, we won the Corporate Vision Award in the category of ‘Excellence in Responsible Recruitment’ and are proud to pioneer a more ethical approach.

We work to guaranteed Client Service Levels, ensuring our partners can rely on consistently high quality solutions. We adopt an ethical framework that underpins our commitment to helping great candidates find great job opportunities with reputable employers.

From our role as an ethical recruiter, employer and business, we endeavour to exceed expectations, drive industry standards and promote the impact of recruitment ethics on the hiring community.

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