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TALENTHEADS: A year like no other

Dec 21, 2023 | News

Talent acquisition firm Talentheads has enjoyed an incredible 12 months, with unprecedented growth and turnover – and a few major awards in the mix, too. Founder Sam Spoors discusses how an unwavering belief in her unique approach to talent and recruitment has allowed the Morpeth-based firm to flourish.

Here at Talentheads, we work tirelessly to help other businesses grow.

And we also want to ensure that our own business is blooming – and that’s exactly what we’ve done throughout 2023.

You see, we’ve also grown a lot this year.

Our team has expanded. Our client list has ballooned. And our awards cabinet has some shiny new occupants.

They are all results of our talented and tenacious team’s hard work, as well as the unwavering belief our people and clients have in our unique approach to talent and recruitment.

For far too long, the recruitment sector has been content with just putting bums on seats and some firms have been willing to fill job vacancies with anyone in possession of a half-decent CV.

However, I launched Talentheads with the aim of flipping the sector on its head.

We instead embed ourselves within our clients’ business to understand their culture and talent and recruitment needs. We match and develop the right candidates with the right firms, based not just on their CV but also their values and how well they will fit in with the team.

That approach is paying off. This year, Talentheads recorded a 51 per cent increase in year-on-year turnover.

That growth has enabled us to bolster our ranks with some fabulous fresh faces.

We’ve added seven new team members, while demand for our bespoke service has resulted in three of our team being awarded well-earned promotions.

And like any family that grows, sometimes you find your home is suddenly too small.

Having snowballed in size since we were founded three years ago, we simply outgrew our old HQ – so we kicked off 2023 by setting up base at Austin House, in Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade.

Given how proud we are of our Northumberland roots, there was never any intention of upping sticks and leaving Morpeth. Our fantastic new base has been the perfect spot to continue towards our goal of doubling the size of our team over the next couple of years.

But our growth isn’t all about turnover and new hires. To grow as a business, we also need to develop ourselves – and to give back.

That’s why charity, community and philanthropy have been at the core of Talentheads throughout 2023.

We sponsored three local youngsters, selected by Swim England, to help them fulfil their dream of competing at the World School Games in Brazil.

Our team laced up their walking boots and racked up the steps to support Alzheimer research, sponsored a fantastic ladies day event for the same cause, and participated in a fashion show for the wonderful Stockton-based charity Daisy Chain, whilst we also opened our doors to local businesses and held wellbeing events.

These special events enabled us to meet some extraordinary people. However, they also reinforced the extraordinary culture that exists at Talentheads.

As professional recruiters and talent experts, we pride ourselves in finding staff that fit into that company’ culture.

So, it is vital we do the same – that’s why we were delighted to this year be awarded the People’s Platform Award.

The award recognises forward-thinking businesses that operate on the forefront of workplace culture. Firms that embrace employee innovation and are committed to their people’s wellbeing and satisfaction.

We were ranked in the top 50 companies in the UK. And that wasn’t the only major success we enjoyed.

I was also overwhelmed to be named 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year by the North East Chamber of Commerce. It was an emotional moment, and capped off a rollercoaster few years for both the business and myself.

However, it was only made possible by those around me.

And it reinforced my unwavering belief that here at Talentheads, we are all doing big things and changing the recruitment industry for the better – forever.

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