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Mantle Business Centres - case study

Mantle, owner of business centre Thremhall Park and four other business centres in South Eastern and Eastern England, is one of RecruitAbility’s longest standing clients.  

We started working with Mantle in October 2010 when Thremhall Park was their only business centre. The company needed help finding good quality administrative staff and turned to Wendy at RecruitAbility to help locate the right people.  

Wendy said, “Thremhall Park is an elegant period property beautifully restored by Mantle to provide high quality professional office space for businesses in the Stansted and Bishop’s Stortford areas. I worked with Guy Baker, MD at Mantle, who explained that they were looking for employees who were professional, skilled and had the right personality for the job. It was vital that staff were not only capable of assisting clients but also helped to create the right impression of the company and the business centre.” 

Guy Baker, Mantle MD, said, “Mantle had specific requirements for the type of staff we needed and Wendy was able to understand these very quickly. RecruitAbility has only ever sent candidates that matched our specifications, which saved us time and money and meant we could concentrate on growing our business.” 

Since 2010 Mantle has grown enormously and now operates business centres in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Stevenage and Duxford. Over the years RecruitAbility has placed 34 permanent employees and a very high number of temporary staff across each of Mantle’s business centres. We have recruited for roles including finance, administration, sales, marketing and personal assistants. Many of our placed candidates have remained at Mantle for several years.

Wendy said, “At the start of our relationship with Mantle we worked hard to understand their business needs and the type of employee that would work for them. That effort paid off and we are proud to have helped the company find some of its longest-standing employees. We guarantee the same bespoke service to all our clients, working with each to find out their core business recruitment needs so we can send only the most relevant candidates. We value our client relationships above all and have loved working with Mantle over the last eight years – we hope to continue for many more years!”

Client testimonial - friendly, professional and responsive

"Thank you so much for your commitment to finding a suitable candidate for our Account Manager position. This has been a hard role to fill in our 10 month search with you joining the search 6 months ago. I have really appreciated your dedication and persistence in this search along with your drive to understand the role and the company coupled with your ideas of exploring different avenues to find the right candidate. You’ve been friendly, professional, responsive and importantly, trust-worthy (which is not something that can be said of all recruitment agents). It has been a pleasure working with you; I do hope we will work together again."

Client testimonial - high quality and professional

"Thank you from all of us for all your help with our recruitment. Over the years we have worked closely with RecruitAbility on a variety of placements and have always found your service to be high quality and professional. We know that Wendy and the team understand our business and market well and, whatever the job is, can be relied on to provide us with candidates who match our needs. RecruitAbility have a friendly and honest approach to recruitment that has worked for us many times - we would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone looking for new staff."

Client testimonial - great, hassle free service! 

"We were looking to recruit to replace the current office manager. Adrienne met with us to discuss the position and spent time understanding the business and the role available. She gave us a small choice of candidates that she felt were suitable for our business. What I really like about Recruit Ability is they take the hassle out of the process. They meet with the candidate, interview them, discuss the role available and carry out competence tests. We shortlisted three for interview and it was good to know that they had a good idea about the role and our company prior to meeting with us. Once a suitable match was agreed it was over to us to make the job offer and arrange plans moving forward. A smooth easy process, we would highly recommend."