As the owner operator of Route 1, my aim is to operate a good ethical business that is trusted buy our clients and our candidates alike. I have been in the recruitment sector since the 90's, so long ago the internet was new back then. Worked as a Consultant through to a Regional Director. Love my job, love my business. I'm married with 3 grown up children and 3 grandchildren. I write songs and poetry in my spare time, no I don't, just checking you are still paying attention. I was just trying to make me sound more interesting. Love watching most sport, and if my knees allow it, I like running to unwind when I can. Always on the lookout for good people to join our team.
My modus operandi is to ensure that I fully understand our clients and candidates' requirements. Honesty and transparency in supplying a professional service to my clients and candidates is always at the top of my agenda. I thrive from building working relationships and ensuring Route 1 are operating to the highest standards, achieving and exceeding our plans and goals keep me motivated. The Oil, Gas, Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing sectors is where my passion lies. A client used these words to describe me, maybe you will feel the same when dealing with Route 1 . "Barbara is the best recruiter I know and lovely to deal with ,which is always a plus ... and best of all, she is a straight forward Yorkshire Lass!" Outside of work family is my number one priority, making as many memories as I can with the people around me, I live by the Work Hard Play Hard' moto and a strong believer you create your own luck in this world.
Been in driver recruitment for years, I am also a class 2 driver, so I understand the job we ask some of the guys we put out to work. I am also the Route 1 accredited RTITB CPC trainer with 3 year’s training experience. We always try to do our best for the clients and the candidates. Our aim is to try to find the right job for everyone that comes through our door. Sometimes that can be difficult, but I love the challenge. I’m a father of 3 young children 2 girls I boy, so free time is not something we have a lot of in our house. When I can I like to get out, I like to go on my motorbike and enjoy riding round the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire.
Over the years working in recruitment, I have found my niche and would confidently say I have a good level of experience and knowledge in the Oil, Gas, Engineering and Construction sectors. I believe we do a good job here at Route 1, our focus is all about the service we provide and I'm confident that our clients and candidates know they are well looked after by us. In work or out of work I'm straight forward and honest Yorkshire lass. Out of work, I love to visit my favourite place, Whitby and enjoy time at my local pub with my other half and friends. I was getting married in 2021 but now due Covid-19 that has been postponed till 2020 .
I have worked in the Recruitment sector for a couple of years, been with Route 1 since November 2019. Presently I am looking after the admin, payroll and credit control. Soon to make the step over to the coal face of the business, helping to run the Driving Division. The job keeps me busy,. I also have a busy life outside of work with two children that keep me on my toes. When I can I love to get out with my friends, I have a good social life and always look forward to some good social time with them.
I am fairly new to the recruitment sector, my back ground is in HR. I spent about 10 years working for an independent care provider locally where I cut my teeth in the HR sector. Completed my degree at Huddersfield Uni. Have been with Route 1 as the Outplacement Consultant since August 2020.Our testimonials show we do a good job, which I'm very proud of. When I'm not working I'm busy at home doing my own thing. When everything is done, I do love watching the soaps on TV, I seem to have turned into a keep walker when I get the chance to get and enjoy and our beautiful countryside.