Hello. We are SMarter Recruitment.

We are a recruitment agency based in Staffordshire and serving nationwide clients.

With a combined 60 years recruitment experience we specialise in delivering high calibre candidates to our clients.

We provide our services nationally alongside some of the UK’s largest companies.

  • Combined 60 Years recruitment experience
  • Commercial, Industrial, Road & Rail and Care
  • Nationwide Services
  • Dedicated account manager
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Who are we & what do we stand for?

In this ever changing world of recruitment, would a professional recruitment
company benefit your business? Working with SMarter Recruitment will support
your recruitment and staffing solutions.

Over the years we have provided an outstanding, independent and bespoke
recruitment service to all of our clients and candidates. We will utilise our
knowledge to source the best available talent in today’s extremely competitive
market place. Our aim is to make the recruitment process as worry and stress free
as possible, ensuring you have the right candidates for your company.

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Commercial Sector

  • Call Centre
  • Sales
  • Office Administration
  • Finance/Accounts
  • Managerial and Executive
  • Legal
  • Retail
  • Marketing
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  • All Warehouse and Distribution
  • Production
  • General Labourers
  • All Skilled and Trade
  • Pottery Operatives
  • Fork Lift Truck Operators
  • Food Production
  • Cleaning staff
  • Engineering
  • Transport Managers
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Road & Rail

  • Road maintenance
  • Paint Sprayers
  • Locomotive Electrician
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Train Dispatcher
  • Rail Car Loader
  • Railroad Mechanic
  • Railroad Conductor
  • Track Labourer
  • Mig Welders
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  • Developers (Web/Software/Database)
  • Support Technicians
  • Network Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Mobile Phone engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Business Analysts
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Meet Our Team

Mark Heath


My name is Mark and I am a Director of SMarter Recruitment. I have worked in recruitment for 21 years in lots of diverse industries from the Potteries to Commercial roles; and gaining vast experience and working with hundreds of clients over the years. I provide my vase experience recruiting within the Industrial sector, Road and Rail and engineering. I remain a hands-on Director filling bookings and roles in the Industrial and Road & Rail and IT desks and I empower my team to achieve their potential. My vision for the business has always been to establish a forward-thinking agency.

My passion is my family. My interests are Football, especially my undying affection for Liverpool FC. I also enjoy Golf where I have played on some of the most beautiful courses around Europe.

Contact me on: markh@srsrecruit.com

Sarah Heath


I am Sarah; I am a Director of SMarter Recruitment. I have proudly set up the Care Division.

My skills are business strategy, people management and training.

The early part of my career was based within the healthcare sector as well as education and Training in the FE sector, and also Children’s services.

My passion is my wonderful family. I enjoy walking my dogs, baking, and doing nails and beauty and crochet. I also enjoy fitness and sports; I follow Liverpool FC (by design not marriage). SMarter Recruitment understands that recruitment never stands still, therefore we have implemented a strategy to create an innovative environment for the team, which rewards our staff for their successes.
Contact me on: sarah@srsrecruit.com

Joanne Stanfield

Finance / Payroll Manager

My Name is Joanne Stanfield and I am the Payroll and Finance Manager and have worked for the directors since 2015 and specialise in recruitment, payroll and finance.

My work history has primarily been focused on the financial sector allowing me to gain over 25 years bookkeeping, financial consultancy and 10 years payroll experience across various sectors.

My bubbly personality is one of my best personality traits, and I keep the team smiling. I enjoy music, reading and gardening but most of all I have a huge love of the great outdoors. Most weekends you can usually find me wandering the hills with my amazing Collie Dog, Sheena and when the weather does not permit I can be found experimenting in the kitchen with my cake baking which, is of course, regularly shared with the SRS family to their delight.

I also support the community with charity work including horse-riding sessions for disabled children and even participate in sponsored activities in the local region.
Contact me on: accounts@srsrecruit.com

Paul Smith

Branch Manager / Perms Consultant

My name is Paul Smith. I am the Branch Manager, and I manage the Permanent desk. I have worked in recruitment for over 7 years for clients such as XPO Logistics and H&M and Wiggle CRC and also freelance recruitment in all sectors. I am proud to be part of the SMarter Recruitment family; and provide my business development and recruitment expertise. In my first few months I successfully won and managed a contract supplying GI Group for New Look; Wallets Accountants, NVS, Davies Group and other new business.

I have vast experience running my own projects and businesses over the years. I am also a keen networker and am a member of BNI Staffordshire.

I am a friendly person and extremely ambitious. I aim to create long-term business relationships and always give my best for my clients and candidates.

On a personal level; I am a massive Liverpool FC fan (alongside Mark Heath), and I enjoy song-writing and recording music , I am also a professional singer with my group D’Votion with many releases and performing nationally and overseas for 10 years.

My passions outside of work are supporting community organisations and community volunteering. Recently I received recognition from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Staffordshire for my support to the Staffordshire community during the pandemic providing PPE and food donations.

Candidate Testimonial
“I want to say a massive thank you to Paul Smith for helping to secure a great job opportunity, it's been an absolute pleasure. Paul talked me through my skills, strengths and gave me the confidence boost I needed to confidently take on the interview process. Therefore, I count myself as being incredibly lucky to have had Paul's thorough help, support and advice throughout the whole application process. Paul is very professional, calm, informative and always happy to help. Thanks again Paul you have been fantastic :)”

Anyone interested to find out more about what services we offer, or looking for Permanent roles please feel free to contact me by email at paul@srsrecruit.com

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Ben Sharpe

Commercial Recruitment Consultant

During my time away from the desk, I like to play guitar, both electric and acoustic, as well as writing music. This would also explain my love for live music events such as festivals which I attend on a yearly basis.

Also to many people’s dismay, I am a huge Manchester United fan. Being alone in an office of Liverpool fans also has it’s challenges, with a lot of disagreement surrounding the superiority of our favourite teams.

I also like to stay active, and have participated in many charity events for various causes that lie close to me. Up until now, some events in which I have competed in include the Chill Swim, Manchester 10k and Tough Guy as well as arranging some of my own events.

If your business is requiring support in the recruitment for commercial roles, give me a call on 01782 717766 and see what Smarter Recruitment Services can do for you!”
Contact me on: ben@srsrecruit.com

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Laura Buyers

Care Recruitment Consultant

Hi my name is Laura Buyers I am Care Recruitment consultant; after working in care for 16 years I enjoy making an impact in the care industry. I have worked in a variety of job roles, including Care Co-ordinator, Training Manager, Quality and Compliance, Health and Social care trainer/assessor and a hands-on care role. I know what is important for both carers and care homes.

Whilst working as a healthcare trainer, I have written and delivered bespoke care packages for external companies across Stoke and The Black Country. I have seen many changes and developments in the care sector, and I am keen to pass this knowledge onto our carers to develop their practice and performance whilst in care homes.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time and doing crafts with my 2 beautiful daughters and walking the dog.

My focus is on candidate development, building relationships and recruiting qualified or first-time carers to join the SMarter Recruitment care desk. If you work in a care home that does or doesn't already work with us please reach out if you require any support and the team will be happy to help!

Contact me on laura@srsrecruit.com

Lana Waters

Care Recruitment Consultant

My name is Lana Waters. I am a Senior Recruitment Consultant who manages the care desk here at Smarter Recruitment on a day-to-day basis. I have over 7 years experience in Sales, Recruitment and Networking. Previous to working in Recruitment I have ran and managed my own home-based business alongside family where my duties included sales, marketing, recruitment, networking and training, this is where I found my ultimate passion for Recruitment. During my time doing this I attended various training events all over the UK as well as participating in high end overseas training in Fuerteventura.

I am a friendly person with the ultimate passion to thrive in everything I do.

When I am away from the world of Recruitment, I like to spend time with my two children and my family. I also enjoy shopping and going to the theatre as when I was younger, I participated in various shows at the Regent Theatre getting to meet some cool celebs along the way!

My focus is on recruiting for qualified careers or first-time careers who can attend our FREE training programme to join SMarter Recruitment within the Care Sector.

Candidate Testimonial
“ Lana has been outstanding, I am very grateful for all her support and guidance through this process. She has answered every question that I have had and delivered a professional response every time”

If you are looking for candidates to cover shifts for cancellations or on an ongoing basis or are interested in working within the Care sector please get in touch with me by email lana@srsrecruit.com

Vlad Bria

Recruitment Resourcer

My name is Vlad Bria and I am a recruitment resourcer on the Industrial desk.
I joined SMarter in August 2021, and I am responsible for resourcing and inducting candidates specifically for the New Look contract.

My recruitment experience started with Staffline as an onsite resourcer, and then at KPI Recruitment as a resourcer for industrial vacancies.

I speak Romanian, Italian and English and am able to reach a more diverse demographic of candidates for the business.

My expertise include social media marketing, relationship building as well as networking skills.

Outside of work I enjoy listening to Hip Hop music, and I have an interest in cars.

I am interested to speak with candidates who are looking for work within warehouses in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Stoke-On-Trent, so any interested candidates please contact me on email: work@srsrecruit.com or phone 01782717766

Natasha Machin

Care Recruitment Consultant

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