Business growth delight for Sam

Despite setting-up her new venture in a pandemic, a talent and resourcing specialist says there are clear signs that many businesses are flourishing.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5:56 pm
Sam Spoors, founder of Talentheads.
Sam Spoors, founder of Talentheads.

And Sam Spoors, from Morpeth is delighted with the progress made by her recruitment consultancy in such a short space of time.

She launched Talentheads in October 2020 after her previous company fell victim at the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She describes her company as an in-house talent and resourcing team working with businesses on long-term, sustainable strategies to help them take control of the recruitment process.

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Sam said: “I’ve worked in the industry for around 18 years, first in agencies and then in-house for a major hospitality and leisure business. My previous role was for a company I’d set up with the help of an investor and it was doing really well, with some really big clients.

“However, when the pandemic hit in March 2020 they pulled out and in the space of a week, I had to let my team go and wind the business down.

“I had many sleepless nights worrying, but, from that, I had the idea for Talentheads, using all of my years of experience to do things differently.

“I’ve been really surprised as despite the doom and gloom, there are plenty of people still recruiting and still working on their growth plans.

“I was expecting a tough ride, but we’ve grown organically without having to do any direct sales, which I wasn’t expecting.

“We’ve grown so quickly that we’re looking at a turnover of £100,000 in our first year of trading.”

One of her first clients is North East and Yorkshire bakery chain Cooplands, which has signed a six-month contract as it looks to increase its shops by 100 over the next five years.

She added: “At Talentheads, we go into a business and the owner and senior stakeholders can see what we’re doing, and we’ll work closely together.

“We don’t work on a ‘role filled’ basis, we work on a day rate model – which works out much more cost-effective and easier to forecast for businesses. We’ll also undertake lots of coaching and developing work.”

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