CELEBRATING 10 YEARS CREATING EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
To celebrate Stanton House’s ten-year anniversary we have profiled the unique journeys of some of our employees. Every one of their personal successes is an accomplishment for our whole business and we want to celebrate these. The My Stanton House Story blog series looks at what they’ve learned, why they love what they do and how they have progressed their careers.
Joining a brand-new business
From the moment I got involved in the world of recruitment - I loved it. The variety, the business acumen required, the sales element and working with likeminded people are all reasons why I’ve never looked back.
I celebrate ten years with Stanton House this month and am incredibly proud to have been part of building the business from its very first year.
Before joining Stanton House, I worked for a multi-national recruitment business with my colleague Lee Costello, and that’s where we first met Stanton House founders, Neil Wilson and Nick Eaves.
Lee and I had been talking about starting up a recruitment business of our own for several years, but when we heard about Neil and Nick’s vision for Stanton House, the stars aligned.
We quickly realised that we shared the samevalues and goals and having previously worked with them we knew that we could help build something truly special.
Growing with Stanton House
The first few years was all about establishing ourselves as a business. We were all hands on, recruiting and learning all the time. After that, we laid down the foundations from which we would grow.
We set out our Purpose to create exceptional experiences, formed our brand values and developed an operating model which was replicable and scalable as we entered new markets and specialist recruitment disciplines. We take learning and development and the careers of our people seriously and have developed
Over the years, ive predominately been focused on growing our regional accounting and finance business in the UK. As the business grew my role took on more strategic responsibility as a member of the Operating Board and as Chief Customer Officer. Most recently I’ve taken on responsibility for our HR and interim accounting & finance business across London and the South East.
Although I do less actual recruitment myself now, I still love speaking to our customers and being close to the front end of what we do, so I keep close to it even now.
Working through the pandemic
I’ve been incredibly proud of everyone at Stanton House during these uncertain times. Obviously, we’ve had to adapt like everyone else, but we’ve really pulled together and managed to retain our unique culture and empowered our people to work remotely.
Above all we have gone above and beyond to support our customers in any way that we can and have continued to take the careers of our people and their learning and development seriously.
We have clear career paths shown in our Competency Framework and have gone on to launch a new consultant exceptional performance training programme which is bespoke to the individual and driven by real data insights.
In so many ways there’s new hope for 2021 and I am excited by the challenges and opportunities we will face together this year and beyond.
"It's been a pleasure working with Joanne and I would highly recommend Stanton House to others (and have done so!). Personal service and a demonstrated passion to support client and candidates throughout the process to ensure the best outcomes is, for me, a differentiating factor."