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

Interview with our Senior Recruitment Consultant

Yvonne Scanlan, Senior Recruitment Consultant here at Grassroots Recruitment speaks about her early life, experiences and plans for the future. Q. Tell us about yourself I grew up in Marple Bridge with my 2 siblings, spending a lot of my childhood and teenage life...

The Ullswater charity walk for The Wellspring

Here at Grassroots, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our company values. Contributing our time to make a difference to the lives of others is extremely important to us. Despite being only a small team, taking part in regular challenges and...

Charity Golf Day for The Wellspring

Here at Grassroots, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our company values. Contributing our time to make a difference to the lives of others is extremely important to us. Despite being only a small team, taking part in regular challenges and...

Employee Volunteer Scheme | Kitchen Takeover at the Wellspring

Here at Grassroots, we recognise that Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our company values. Fundraising and contributing our time to make a difference to the lives of others is extremely important to us. Despite being only a small team, running an...
iso certified

ISO Certification achieved

We are pleased to announce that following our External Audit we have now been awarded our ISO 9001 (2015) Certification! This gives us a kite mark of quality to show clients and candidates our commitment to delivering exceptional standards every time....

Shortlisted for Stockport’s Business of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Stockport Business Awards 2018 in the Business of the Year (£1-5m) category. The well-timed nomination comes as Grassroots celebrates its 10th year anniversary and recognises our achievement in...
Aquinas College

#AQInspire2018 | Using the Career Roadmap to help local students

For many college students, making decisions about your future career path can be a daunting and confusing process. Having recently transitioned to college life and spent the first term making new friends, to be faced with such an important choice about what to do next...

How we communicate with Candidates and Clients

As a growing recruitment consultancy, effective marketing is an invaluable tool that allows us to communicate with our candidates, clients, suppliers, colleagues and other interested parties. From internal staff newsletters to candidate job alerts, our integrated...

Lunch & Learn – Our brand values

The topic at this week’s Lunch and Learn training at Grassroots was on ‘Brand Values’. We understand the importance of delivering the best quality service to employers and job-seekers – offering trustworthy and reliable recruitment. Therefore, we want to ensure that...

Grassroots welcomes new Marketing Intern

We are pleased to announce a further addition to the Grassroots team, Natalie Jones. Joining us as a Marketing & PR Executive, Natalie will take part in an intensive 10 week graduate internship programme focusing on growing brand awareness and increasing candidate...

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.

Business Recruitment Support

Offers for Stockport Businesses

Find out about our role within the SK business community and discounts available to local employers.

Recruitment Stockport

Stockport Salary Survey

Take part in our survey of local businesses to help attract and retain the best candidates.

Stockport Client Reviews

Stockport Client Reviews

Take a look at our recent testimonials and case studies from the local employers we support.