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We’re delighted to celebrate the launch of Valley Green Recruitment, a business launched by Andy Plues with support from SSG. We caught up with Andy to see why he decided that now was the right time to start his own business, and what ambitions he has for Valley Green Recruitment.

Tell me a little about your recruitment background?

I started in White Collar perms back in early 2014, moving into logistics a year or so later.

What was your motivation for starting your own recruitment business?

Flexibility and earning potential, due to a family to support. Autonomy and the challenge also excited me.

What sectors do you cover? 

Logistics and Industrial.

What roles do you specialise in?

3.5t, 7.5t, Class 2 and Class 1. Warehouse, FLT, Driver’s mates.

What can customers expect when they work with you?

Transparency and honesty. I would never over-promise and I understand entirely how this industry works. I guess you could call what I do truly consultative.

What are your long term plans for the company?

I would like to grow the company into a multi site brand eventually, employing people internally in the area and creating a really strong market presence.

What would you say are your unique selling points?

USP’s would be a genuine passion for the industry, along with transparency and honesty. As stated before, a truly consultative process by which we listen and understand, giving realistic timescales, never over promising and under delivering. I come from a family of truckers so Logistics is very close to my heart.

Why did you launch your business with SSG?

Despite having experience, there are still things that I didn’t know or needed assistance with and I think everything involved in the launch process would have been very difficult to do on my own. Documents are comprehensive, the digital side of things is great and I really feel I was listened to, and I am genuinely thankful for the initial support and look forward to working with you all moving forward.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Andy for talking to us, and to wish him all the best with his new business, Valley Green Recruitment. All of us at SSG are rooting for you, Andy, and are here for you every step of the way!