Whilst starting up your own recruitment firm is hard work, the basics of it are simple: bill as much as possible, plan ahead and partner with clients you can trust.
That element of trust is crucial to Bradley Gough, who has been brave enough to open not one, but two recruitment firms in his career. With his first agency sadly no longer operating, with its demise due to unscrupulous clients, he was undeterred by misfortune. Now Gough, aged just 22, is the Managing Director of Think Staffing solutions.
“The key is to believe in yourself,” he says. “Be prepared to work after hours on all sorts of stuff you’re not used to doing.”