Hello. We’re SMarter Recruitment.

We’re one of Staffordshire and Cheshire’s leading recruitment agencies.

With 30-years of experience in a variety of industries, we specialise in delivering high calibre candidates to our clients.

We specialise in Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial recruitment not only locally but nationally alongside some of the UK’s largest companies.

With a combined total of over 60 years recruitment experience SMarter Recruitment are able to provide an effective and professional service at an affordable cost!

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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.

For the past 12 years we have provided an outstanding, independent and full recruitment service to all of our clients and candidates. From entry level to Director positions, 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

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& Logistics

• Engineering
• Transport Managers
• Team leaders to Directors
• Laboratory Technicians
• Designers
• All senior roles

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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.

The business started in 2004; recruiting within the Industrial sector, and then within 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 worked for the business for over 5 years initially on the commercial desk; and then proudly setting up the Care Desk. My skills are business strategy, people management and training.

The early part of my career was focused on education, Children’s services, and training delivery before my move into recruitment in 2005.

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 business since 2015 and know all there is to know about the business.

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.

Contact me on accounts@srsrecruit.com

Paul Smith

Industrial Recruitment Consultant

My name is Paul Smith. I work on the Industrial desk; and 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; and other new business. I have vast experience running my own projects and businesses over the years.

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.

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

Ben Sharpe

Commercial Recruitment Consultant

Hi, my name is Ben and I am the Commercial Recruitment Consultant for Smarter Recruitment Services. Since joining the company in June I have been able to venture further into my career as a recruitment consultant, learning new areas and processes, engaging with our fantastic team and tackling new challenges having made the transition from the industrial sector into commercial sector recruitment.

The passion for what I do however, in helping individuals get back into work as well as assisting local businesses across Staffordshire and Cheshire in their recruitment process, provides me with the drive to want to build business, craft long lasting working relationships with clients and provide a service that is proven to be effective as well as swift in providing a solution. Having a role that provides you with the flexibility and creative room in approach to working with businesses and candidates enables you to adapt and mould yourself into the standard in which you want be as a consultant, and I highly value the opportunity that Smarter Recruitment Services has provided me with. As well as this, I am continuously learning and growing within my occupation alongside my fellow colleagues who really do excel in what they do, demonstrating both knowledge of the industry as well as a high degree of professionalism.

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. Not this year though… thanks 2020.

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 can’t really blame 2020 for United’s poor run this season however!

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!”

Laura Buyers

Care / Branch Manager

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

Oh, & We Blog Sometimes

October 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

Why we use the 6cs of care

Here at SMarter Recruitment we pride ourselves on quality staffing solutions. We don't just put anyone into a care setting. People who work in care need to be know what's…
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Is is safe to say that we have the best team in the industry? A stand out out performance this week by our very own Paul Smith who has won…
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Employee of the month is back

Well done to Ben, our fantastic commercial consultant. Who won employee of the month. Ben has received amazing feedback from one of his clients. We have worked with the client…
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