About Premier Placement Services

Our Approach

 

Jonathan Harper

Premier Placement Services has been filling vacancies for employers since 1996. In that time we have forged trusted relationships with a wide range of employers, and built an exceptional reputation for helping people to find work.

The privately owned business is run by a strong team of dedicated and disciplined recruitment specialists with 75 years combined industry experience. Each sector is managed by qualified individuals who have a strong commercial understanding, unrivalled knowledge, up-to-date training and most importantly, real first-hand working experience of the industries they recruit for.

Located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire and Crewe, Cheshire, Premier Placement Services  regularly provide an average of 350 staff daily throughout North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Our client employers and candidates also benefit from our industry accreditations, specialised IT systems delivering secure applications and purpose built classroom training facilities at our central office.

Our Ethos and Values

Equality for all customers

We're growing due to our commitment to promote best practice, equality & diversity.

Offering
diversity

We aim to ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of the community.

Using best practice

We compete fairly and openly to provide the best possible service.

Bringing value to our customers

We provide outstanding service and create service level offerings to add real value to our customers.

Outstanding service

We offer all our clients recruitment solutions from a name they can trust.

Building long term relationships

We're committed to building mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with key people who contribute to our business success.

Meet the Team

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services
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Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services

Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Managing Director Jonathan puts customer service excellence at the heart of everything that Premier Placement Services do. Since founding the business in 1996, his ethos has always been to ‘place the right person for the job’ rather than just placing ‘anyone that happens to be available’. He firmly believes that this is the key to the success of the business. We are only as good as our last placement are the words that Jonathan believes sets the company apart from others. His approach to providing unrivalled customer service, support, supplying the most talented candidates for each position and developing on-going relationships with both candidates and clients remain the core values to the business.

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  • Strategic Planner
  • A results driven creative thinker
  • Realises ideas
  • Supportive
  • Passionate about customer service
  • Commercially aware
Simon Laidler
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Simon Laidler

Recruitment & Training Manager

Simon Laidler

Simon Laidler

Recruitment & Training Manager

Simon spent 21 years since leaving school working for a current Premier Placement Services client in a number of roles, progressing from a Team Leader through to an Operational Manager.

During his four years with Premier Placement Services his operational experience has been of true value to the company.  Moving more recently into the role of Recruitment & Training Manager, his responsibility is to ensure all of our consultants are trained to the highest standards possible, by following up to date legislation, guidelines and best recruitment practise.

Simon regularly visits our company’s clients assuring best service is maintained and aligned to our policies at all times.

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  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Dedicated professional
  • Previously 15 years in Warehouse & Logistics Management
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Has a good understanding of customer requirements
  • Good business acumen
Simon Hawes
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Simon Hawes

Business Development Manager

Simon Hawes

Simon Hawes

Business Development Manager

Simon has operated within the recruitment industry for over 10 years and has a track record of working proactively with his clients, from large blue chips to local businesses, to understand their needs and offer commercially viable solutions to their talent requirements.

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Simon is adaptable and able to communicate effectively with his clients and give an open and honest opinion of the market, trends and provide a tailored service to them.

Mel Harvey - Commercial (Office Support) Consultant - Newcastle
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Melanie Harvey

Newcastle Commercial (Office Support) Consultant

Mel Harvey - Commercial (Office Support) Consultant - Newcastle

Melanie Harvey

Newcastle Commercial (Office Support) Consultant

Melanie joined our organisation having experienced 14 years working for a global leader in staffing and recruitment.  With this she brings experience and knowledge resourcing the best talented candidates for our clients.

Her key strengths are listening to the demands of our clients and ensuring the best fit for both client and candidates alike.

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  • Resourcing
  • Talent acquisition
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Upbeat
  • Good communicator
Craig Hammersley
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Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Senior Industrial Consultant

Craig Hammersley

Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Senior Industrial Consultant

With strong people skills and several years’ experience working as a Training Manager for a distribution company, Craig has experienced the recruitment process from both sides of the fence. Now an experienced recruitment consultant with 14 years’ service, he helps clients avoid the devastating effects staffing issues can cause. His motto is to supply candidates with the right work ethic, the right skills and flexibility to ensure our clients’ needs are met.

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  • Senior Consultant with 15 years recruitment experience working for Premier Placement Services
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
Neil Bloore
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Neil Bloore

Newcastle Industrial Consultant

Neil Bloore

Neil Bloore

Newcastle Industrial Consultant

Neil joined Premier Placement Services after spending 33 years in manufacturing working through the ranks from a welder to factory manager in the Midlands and Kent. He has developed valuable experience in HR and an understanding of business requirements from both the front end and client perspective

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  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Understands customer requirements
  • Previously 33 years in manufacturing/logistics
  • Good listener and communicator
Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant
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Russell Lunn

Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn

Senior Driving Consultant

Russell is a very experienced transport professional having been around the transport and logistics industry for many years. His wealth of expertise within this sector coupled with his “can do” attitude is key in this fast moving recruitment sector.

Russell’s clients acknowledge and value his experience placing professional drivers within this heavily regulated industry.  His key strength is that he always goes above and beyond, ensuring his drivers and clients are looked after impeccably.

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  • Transport industry
  • Driver Working Time
  • Passionate about service levels
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Creates lasting relationships
Tim Evans
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Tim Evans

Crewe Senior Industrial Consultant

Tim Evans

Tim Evans

Crewe Senior Industrial Consultant

Tim joined Premier Placement Services in 2003 and his background in customer service has proved invaluable with both clients and candidates alike. He now oversees our busy Driving and Industrial Divisions at our Crewe office and co-ordinates an approved, in-house Driver CPC training programme. This provides an added benefit for both candidates and clients in the driving sector.

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  • Senior Consultant with 12 years recruitment experience working for Premier Placement Services
  • Jaupt Approved Driver CPC Trainer
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
Simon Arnold
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Simon Arnold

Crewe Driving Consultant

Simon Arnold

Simon Arnold

Crewe Driving Consultant

Simon joined Premier Placement Services in 2016 after spending more than 25 years in the retail and leisure industry. Having gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of customer service, he fully understands the value of providing the best possible service to our clients and is passionate about delivering it.

With a coaching and teaching background Simon’s strengths lie in his communication and people skills that have enabled him to build strong working relationships with his clients.

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  • Passion for excellent customer service
  • Great Communicator
  • Dedicated Professional
  • Great Work Ethic
  • Driven to succeed
  • Loyal
Elizabeth Harper - Receptionist and Administrator, Premier Placement Services
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Liz Harper

Accounts Administrator

Elizabeth Harper - Receptionist and Administrator, Premier Placement Services

Liz Harper

Accounts Administrator

Liz has been the face of Premier Placement Services since 2006 – providing front of house support for the team and visitors to the office. Liz works in a fast-paced environment fielding calls, meeting and greeting, preparing candidates for interviews and keeping client records updated.

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  • Positive outlook
  • Helpful and friendly disposition
  • Good communicator
  • Loyal and dedicated
  • Can do attitude
Joanne Taylor - Accounts, Premier Placement Services
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Jo Jeneson

Accounts Manager

Joanne Taylor - Accounts, Premier Placement Services

Jo Jeneson

Accounts Manager

Jo has 15 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and joined Premier Placement Services in 2003 initially as a consultant. She’s now moved behind the scenes into her current role where she is responsible for both the payroll and accounting function of the business. By gaining a full understanding of all aspects of the business she is perfectly placed to ensure the clients’ accounting process runs as smoothly as their recruitment programme.

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  • Efficient
  • Self Motivated
  • Helpful and friendly disposition
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to manage own work load
  • Good business understanding
  • 14 year’s experience within the recruitment industry
  • Passionate about getting it “Right First Time”
Abbie Sutton - Apprentice
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Abbie Sutton

Apprentice

Abbie Sutton - Apprentice

Abbie Sutton

Apprentice

Abbie joined our company through an apprentice scheme.  From day one we have noticed her willingness to learn new skills. Already a valued member of our team, nothing’s fazing her in her quest to learn, and we have already commented that she is one for the future.

We’re very excited to see her potential.

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  • Administration
  • Call handling
  • Microsoft programs

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