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.
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.
“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
“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
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.