ABOUT US

Our Mission

To provide a superior recruitment service to businesses and candidates alike, demonstrating integrity and respect in all we do, with the ultimate purpose of satisfying your recruitment needs.

Our Story

The founder, Nicola Dandridge, set up Grace Personnel in April 1999, with many years’ recruitment experience under her belt. Armed with a yellow pages, a second hand computer and some old mismatched furniture, the Grace journey began. Her single aim was to offer a service based on honesty, understanding and informed advice. Although technology has drastically transformed the recruitment sector and the way in which we do business, our core values remain as important to the current team as they were back in 1999.

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After 17 amazing years, Nicola made the tough decision to sell, and in 2016 the business was bought by venture capitalists, Percipient Capital, who kept the existing Grace team and appointed Lauren Hopkins as the new Managing Director to lead the business into its next phase. As a result, many relationships built in the early years are still strong and healthy to this day. Our strategy is to offer the same unique service today as we have done for the past 19 years. This wouldn’t be possible without such a dedicated, loyal and experienced team, who truly believe in the service we offer.

As we continue to grow and develop, we look forward to continuing our strong working relationships with existing clients and candidates whilst building new ties with future business and we are incredibly excited to see what the future holds for Grace Personnel.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

Best wishes,

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Lauren Hopkins

Managing Director

75

PERCENT

75% of all candidates
are referred

27

YEARS

27 years’ combined
recruitment experience

11

YEARS

Average length of our
clients relationships

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MEET THE TEAM

Lauren

LAUREN

Managing Director

Lauren started with Grace in 2012 as a Consultant making a huge contribution to both the Temporary and Permanent Division. Having proved herself as a master of building relationships, in 2016 Lauren took on the role of Managing Director acting as the driving force behind the team.

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Lynda

LYNDA

Accounts Manager

Lynda joined Grace Personnel in August 2016 overseeing payroll, accounts and credit control whilst developing and streamlining existing processes. Lynda is a highly organised and conscientious professional with over 20 years’ experience in finance and has a keen eye for detail. She is a great team player and acts as the go-to person for all temporary workers querying pay, tax and holiday.

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Helena

HELENA

Permanent Consultant

A high achieving Permanent Consultant with a passion for working with people and delivering a first class service. Having joined Grace in 2010, Helena’s success is based on recommendation after recommendation from both clients and candidates alike. Since coming to Grace, she has gained her Certificate in Recruitment Practice and is a member of the REC.

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Anita

ANITA

Permanent Consultant

Anita joined Grace Personnel in 2015 as a temp and shortly after was offered the role of Permanent Consultant. With a successful career behind her in financial services, specifically within training, she is an expert at managing relationships and working to targets whilst delivering outstanding customer service.

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Justine

JUSTINE

Assistant Temporaries Consultant

Justine joined Grace in 2012 acting as our first point of contact for candidate registrations and has progressed to managing the day to day running of the Temporaries Desk. She is a serial multi-tasker who takes briefs and builds relationships with clients whilst looking after the welfare of our temporary workers on a daily basis.

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ED

Non-Executive Director

With over 15 years of City experience specialising in SMEs, Ed has invaluable experience in guiding and working with management teams.

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JASON

Non-Executive Director

A highly experienced investor, having worked in venture capital for over 20 years, who enjoys working with high potential companies.

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