+44 (0) 1698 674 019 (Head Office) info@vr-services.co.uk

Virtue Recruitment Services Ltd was formed in 2015, with a determination to break away from the traditional image of an “agency provider”. 

Our consultants and the senior management team, have a huge level of experience from a diverse array of sectors, which is why they know their chosen discipline, inside out. We pride ourselves in the sectors we serve, which is why we are renowned for our ability to source the scarcest skill sets and most motivated candidate.

Our core values are at the heart of everything we do, as is our mission statement. “To strive for excellence and to be renowned for the quality of our service, our professionalism and efficiency”.

Our philosophy is to respect the rights of each individual whether that is a potential candidate, our employees, our workforce, our clients or our suppliers. We work alongside several government agencies, assisting with back to work programmes for the long term unemployed and ex-forces personnel and as such have amassed a large register of clients in variety of diverse sectors, from industrial cleaning to production facilities to financial institutions.

We firmly believe in our “product”. Motivated, talented people.

We are committed to the continuous improvement of our services by maintaining an atmosphere that encourages creativity, interactive participation and self-improvement. We recognise that the priceless ingredient in providing excellent service is the direct involvement and commitment from each and every individual, from the newest recruit to the owner.

The Board & Senior Team

Stuart Craig

Stuart Craig

Managing Director

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

All of us here at the VR Group of Companies are very proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time, and we strive every day to improve and grow.

However, we also understand that to be at the forefront of recruitment and indeed across our wider business, we need the best clients and candidates to work with us. We can only achieve this if, every time anyone works with us, they talk about having had a positive experience. For this reason we work hard to guarantee we deliver honest, safe, compliant and constantly improving, operational solutions for all clients and candidates.

As the Managing Director for the VR Group, I evaluate how the overall business operates, managing the implementation of the business guidelines, core values and strategies. Ensuring financial targets are met in all departments & divisions and reviewing  the overall working practices. I ensure the business as a whole operates within the Group’s mission statement, from the Recruitment Division, Training Division or our Transport & Fleet Services Division.

I work with our senior management team and department heads throughout the United Kingdom to get the best performance from all our colleagues.

I always welcome feedback on any part of our business – please contact me if you have any comments or suggestions.

Barry Tierney

Barry Tierney

Group Operations Director

I joined the Transport / Logistics & Industrial division at Virtue Recruitment Services in February 2017 as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, managing a team of 3.

Several promotions and many, very late nights later, I am now the Operations Director for the Group.

Liaising with Managing Director to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals across the network in line with the overall business strategy, I plan and monitor the day-to-day running of the Group to ensure smooth progress. Managing staff from all the different departments and divisions.

The experience and expertise of my senior team, their supervisors and our colleagues, together with our innovative and consultative approach, make us ideally placed to work with any business requiring operational support.

Additionally, I oversee our Managed Services Division, working closely with our National Blue Chip clients.

Barry can be contacted directly on 01698 674 077 or you can send him an email here.

Account Managers

Julie Chalmers

Julie Chalmers

Recruitment Consultant (Industrial & Construction)

Julie joined our family in March 2019 bringing with her over 30 years experience in Recruitment & Training with a huge array of expertise covering Driving & Logistics, Industrial, Automotive, Engineering and Construction to name but a few.

However, Julie’s passion will always be with her apprentices. She finds nothing more rewarding than the satisfaction of steering school leavers into their chosen field by securing funded apprenticeships with some of the UK’s largest employers within the Construction industry.

Julie can be contacted directly on 01698 674 078 or you can send her an email.

 

David McLean

David McLean

Recruitment Consultant (Logistics, Distribution & Industrial)

David joined VR in July 2019 bringing over 10 years experience in Recruitment. His expertise covering Driving & Logistics, Industrial, Engineering and Construction.

David’s innovative mind will always find solutions for the most demanding client often working late into the night spinning many plates. Always up for a conversation on obscure facts and extremely knowledgeable on most topics. Just don’t mention politics…  

David can be contacted directly on 01698 674 080 or you can send him an email.

 

Administrators

Melissa Swindle

Melissa Swindle

Adminstrator

Melissa joined our family in September 2016 as an Apprentice Book-keeper / Administrator, working tirelessly behind the scenes.

Melissa now heads up our finance team with 4 direct reports and is additionally, Stuart’s PA!

Responsible for all our diaries, the office administration and most importantly, invoicing & payroll. She collates all hours worked by our hard working candidates all over the UK and deals with every client making sure that everyone gets paid on time every week.

Cheyrl McGowan

Cheyrl McGowan

Adminstrator

Cheryl joined our family in August 2019 as an administrator and is responsible for payroll and our Legal Compliance.

Cheryl is currently undertaking her Transport Managers CPC accreditation.

Our Modern Apprentices

Robyn Eadie

Robyn Eadie

Adminstrator

Robyn came to our family in May 2019 as a Modern Apprentice but is very quickly tearing up the rule book and forging out a career in Recruitment. A very quick study, Robyn is already meeting clients and running rings around the more “seasoned” colleagues.

Amber Fairley

Amber Fairley

Adminstrator

Amber is our most recent Modern Apprentice joining the Team in October 2019. A quick learner with a no nonsense approach, Amber is learning all aspects behind the scenes including Compliance, Payroll Administration & Advertising to name but a few.

Training Team Leaders

Jim Cavanagh

Jim Cavanagh

Lead Driving Instructor

As Lead Driving Instructor, Jim is responsible for all practical driving tuition and classroom based theory components that our driving candidates are undertaking.

After serving with our Armed Forces for 25 years, Jim’s career in civvy street includes 17 years as a civilian LGV driving instructor, driver assessor and Trainer for a number of blue chip organisations.

John McCall

John McCall

Lead Instructor - Classroom

As a Lead Instructor, John is responsible for all Theory tuition, D-CPC delivery, Transport Managers CPC, First Aid, Health & Safety, manual handling and overall syllabus compliance.

John also served with our Armed Forces for 45 years, and his career in civvy street includes Transport manager, Driver assessor trainer, Transport Compliance Manager and Train the Trainer Instructor to name but a few job roles. His wealth of knowledge makes him second to none and in our opinion an expert in his field.