Prestige Recruitment Services celebrates 20 years in business

Friday 15th of April kicks off the celebratory year for Prestige Recruitment Services, who opened their doors in Solihull 20 years ago. All four offices and their sister company Zoot Recruit, will close on Friday as the staff are set to enjoy an all expenses paid VIP day in London. 

Whilst the business has enjoyed much success in that time, it has had to constantly evolve and reinvent itself to deal with the many trials and tribulations of the worst recession in history, only to come out of the other end much stronger and wiser!  

Founder Directors, Jeanette Wharrad & Annejulie Webb have always stuck by their principles of providing a professional, efficient and friendly service whilst never compromising quality for quantity, which they both admit in the hard times was a tough proposition! Now the business is once again in a renewed stage of growth both Directors are proud to say that the company to this day remains self-financed, which for them has meant their principles have never had to be diluted.  

As Jeanette and Annejulie have been in recruitment for over 50 years between them, they often reminisce about how the world of recruitment is almost unrecognisable now; so Friday is not only about celebrating the achievement of 20 years in business but also about saying a big thank you to their loyal team of staff, many of whom are now part way through their second decade of service. 

How to choose a good recruiter

How does a Client choose a Good Recruiter?

It’s a general fact that over 70% of HR professionals and businesses will, at some point, look to a Recruitment Agency to assist with their recruitment needs. Whilst most of them are bombarded with calls and promises just how do you choose a Good recruiter.

Things to consider:

Is your recruitment specific or general - unless your recruitment needs are very general, make sure the agency you choose understands your industry. If they don’t have experience or an insight into your business, then they’ll struggle to identify the most suitable candidates.  They should also be knowledgeable on the current market place.

High street or Independent 

High Street or mass market suppliers may mean brand recognition and a cheaper fee but can also lead to a poor service, as you are just one of hundreds of clients they deal with.  Independent or Specialist agencies usually means they genuinely appreciate your business and make you a priority. 

Check their Process  

What are you paying for? What is their process for attracting candidate’s? Do they practice diversity? What are their turnaround rates? What level of service should you be expecting? 


Any competent recruiter will have a raft of testimonials or clients happy to vouch for them.

Have they asked to visit you? 

This is vitally important and allows a Consultant to truly get “a feel” for your business enabling them to find candidates that really fit every criteria.  


Will they or won’t they? Most are willing to come to a reasonable agreement…. but remember rates that are cheap will be cheap for a reason.

Develop a working relationship

Of course not all agencies are the same but the best ones will be keen to develop a working relationship, offer commitment and provide great service.

All Consultants who work for Prestige Recruitment Services have been trained to the highest standard and support real business ethics. Our areas of expertise include Office Support, Fashion & Retail, Sales & Marketing, Technical Engineering and Hospitality.