A Shifnal woman who was made redundant earlier this year decided to use the opportunity to start afresh.
Sara Phillips contacted Bridgnorth business consultants Good2Great and completed one of their courses for budding entrepreneurs.
As a result she launched SJP Recruitment, a bespoke organisation that works across a range of sectors and professions in the Midlands.
Sara explains: “I found myself in a position that I didn’t think I would ever be in, I was made redundant from a recruitment firm back in March.
“Scary times but I decided that I needed to keep myself feeling really optimistic. With that mind set I decided that I knew what the future held and that was setting up by myself and doing what I do best…positive recruitment!
“I have been successful in placing candidates within organisations that have struggled to recruit themselves, they tend to give me a role to work on and it will be my mission to support the client every step of the way.
“Personally, recruitment is a real passion of mine – I truly believe that I am successful to date because of my openness and honesty and the desire to do good for both candidates and clients alike.”
One of the highlights of her career was the restructure of the people services team for a local government client, where she handled 15 vacancies for them.
She thanked Good to Great for the business advice she had received during and after her start-up course.
“Good2Great reminded me that I knew what I was doing – I just needed the confidence and support network to make me realise my true potential!”
The Good2Great Business Programme is funded by Telford & Wrekin Council.