Ballerina swaps tutu for trucker recruitment

This article is more than 7 years old. Please read this page keeping its age in mind.

Alice Wheeler has danced in the Nut Cracker and Swan Lake with the European Ballet, but as the newest manager with recruitment specialists, TRS Personnel Ltd, she’s now dedicated more to filling drivers’ roles than perfecting her pirouette.

The firm, which has offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Stafford is one of the area’s largest suppliers of agency drivers and has order books to provide them for clients already full through to 2013.

Alice arrives at TRS Personnel with three years of recruitment experience in both nationwide and smaller firms, as well as a golf handicap of 11 and a place in the Shropshire County team as part of her diverse repertoire of skills.

Alice Wheeler joins the team at TRS Personnel

Managing director of TRS Personnel, Jeff Lawrence, said: “Alice is a great addition to our staff. As well as having wide experience of working in recruitment, she brings the benefits of someone with varied interests and skills and that always adds no end to the strengths of a business. We’re very confident that the drivers and other staff we recruit are going to love dealing with her.”

Alice said: “People do comment on how there’s a bit of a difference between ballet and recruiting drivers for heavy goods vehicles, but the discipline needed to dance transfers well to getting any job done! Part of my role here at TRS Personnel is to keep adding the drivers to the books and it’s great to know that we have work ready and waiting for lots of them if they want to get in touch.”

Alice, who is based at the firm’s Stafford Park headquarters, in Telford, still dons the pointe shoes now and again but has promised that the ability to execute an arabesque will not be added to the requirements for new drivers.

TRS was a 2011 winner in the Shropshire Business Awards and was set up by Jeff Lawrence in 2006 with the aim of focusing on personal service to its clients. The company also takes its role in the community seriously, putting tens of thousands of pounds into good causes since its launch. It is currently the headline sponsor of Telford Tigers English Premier League ice hockey team.

Supporting Shropshire Live...
Shropshire Business News sponsored by...
Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.
- Advertising -

Featured Articles

Christmas Food 2019

Where to eat and party in Shropshire Christmas and New Year 2019

The festive season is upon us and if you are looking for somewhere in Shropshire, to eat, drink and party then here is our guide.
Christmas Time - Generic - Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Christmas Events and Attractions in Shropshire 2019

Christmas is such a wonderful time in Shropshire and there is so much to see and do, here are some of the great events and attractions.
aico Inside open day

Aico’s new state of the art headquarters open day a big success

On Saturday 19th October, Aico, opened its new facilities to the local community, family and friends with hundreds of visitors.

Police make arrests relating to ‘Courier Fraud’ in Shropshire

Police have arrested four people relating to ‘Courier Fraud’ in Shropshire after stopping a vehicle on the A5.

Video: Demolition of Ironbridge cooling towers

Ironbridge and Shropshire now looks a little different after the successful demolition of the iconic Ironbridge cooling towers.
The Midlands Air Ambulance Photo: MAA Charity

Casualty cut free and airlifted to hospital after lorries and car collide in Shrewsbury

One person has had to be released using cutting gear and airlifted to hospital after two HGVs and a car collided this morning at Emstrey Roundabout.

Match Report: Oxford United 0 – 0 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town nullify free-scoring Oxford United as they earn an impressive point at the Kassam Stadium.

Match Preview: Oxford United V Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town face a difficult test when they travel to free-scoring Oxford tomorrow afternoon.
John Abrahams played for Lancashire from 1973 to 1988 before joining Shropshire

John Abrahams excited to return to Shropshire CCC as Director of Cricket

John Abrahams, who enjoyed playing for Shropshire County Cricket Club towards the end of his successful playing career, has been appointed as the club’s new Director of Cricket.
- Advertising -

Whittingham Riddell appoints New Business Manager

Whittingham Riddell has its sights set on growth and continuing to offer excellent customer service to ensure that it continues to be fit for the future.
Anton Gunter, Managing Director at Global Freight Services Ltd

International trade expert welcomes boost in non-EU trade for UK

A Shropshire shipping company has welcomed new figures which show a boost in non-EU trade for UK firms.
Members of the PBS Creative team

PBS Creative support local Christmas Smile charity

Local software development company, PBS Creative, are spreading a little magic dust this Christmas and donning their Elf hats to support local charity, a Christmas Smile.
Two year old Macey-Rose Lumby, nursery manager Kayleigh Dance and four year old Perrie Williams at ABC Day Nursery in Telford

Telford nursery staff get behind baby bank campaign

Staff at a Shropshire day nursery group have expanded their help into the community by opening their doors as drop-off points for the new Telford Baby Bank.
Members of the RJAH Physimo team with Karl Mcguire, Healthcare Assistant, at the end of Movember

Hospital heroes raise mo-ney for men’s health charity

Staff at Shropshire’s specialist orthopaedic hospital have let their moustaches run wild throughout Movember – all in a bid to raise money and awareness.
Sarah Thomas Signal Volunteer and Peer Support Coordinator

Tinnitus support groups from Shropshire hit the Gold Standard

Tinnitus support groups which meet in Shrewsbury and Telford have become two of the first groups in the country to be awarded the Gold Standard for tinnitus support groups by the British Tinnitus Association.
- Advertising -
Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti to headline ‘A Summer’s Evening in Telford’

Jack Savoretti is to headline 'A Summer's Evening in Telford' in June 2020 with special guest Imelda May.
The festival has four main music stages, a dance tent, children and youth festivals, workshops, a craft fair, food village, real ale, cocktail and gin bars and on-site camping and glamping. Photo: Drone Rangers

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2020: First names revealed as tickets go on sale

The first names on the line up of next year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been confirmed as 2020 tickets go on sale.
Canadian iconoclast Tom Stade

Canadian iconoclast Tom Stade to perform at Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival’s 2020 Gala Show

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival’s 2020 Gala Show is now on sale at the Theatre Severn Box Office and organisers have announced the first act.
Hencote Estate Winemaker Gavin Patterson has over 30 years’ experience in the industry

Shropshire vineyard to release first estate red wine

A Shropshire vineyard is to launch its first estate red wine just over a year since the winery opened to the public.
Christmas Food 2019

Where to eat and party in Shropshire Christmas and New Year 2019

The festive season is upon us and if you are looking for somewhere in Shropshire, to eat, drink and party then here is our guide.
Pictured at the Curry Life Awards 2019 are Mr Adam Shaw, Journalist Broadcaster, Matt Bushby, The UK Director of Marketing for Just Eat, Mr Zillur Rohman, Taj Uddin, Mahim Uddin, Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer and Cathy Newman, Journalist and Broadcaster

Mahim Shrewsbury wins ‘best’ takeaway at national Curry Life Awards

An Indian takeaway in Shrewsbury has been crowned one of the best takeaways in the UK, after winning a top prize at the Curry Life Awards in London.
- Advertisment -

Featured Articles

Weather

Shropshire
overcast clouds
9.4 ° C
11.1 °
7.8 °
81 %
8.2kmh
99 %
Sat
9 °
Sun
11 °
Mon
6 °
Tue
11 °
Wed
5 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -