HSQ Recruitment Welcomes Tony Croxford as New Recruitment Consultant, Spearheading Growth in Second Year

Posted on 01 February 2022

HSQ Recruitment is delighted to announce the addition of Tony Croxford to our team as we embark on our second year of growth. Tony has joined us as a Recruitment Consultant, working alongside Elliot Barwick, our esteemed Senior Consultant, specialising in Civil Engineering, rail, and infrastructure recruitment.

Prior to joining HSQ Recruitment, Tony gained valuable experience across various industries. His professional journey spans from serving as a Logistics Coordinator for a motorcycle parts company to working as a Radio Producer for an independent station.

Tony's diverse background equips him with a wide range of transferable skills, which have proven invaluable in his initial months with us. Martin Spencer, our Business Manager, commends the recruitment industry for its exceptional variety and focus on people and service. He acknowledges that each day presents new challenges and demands, depending on the unique needs of candidates and clients. Tony's remarkable ability to understand people has enabled him to quickly grasp the requirements of both candidates and clients, allowing him to meet their needs effectively. Moreover, his seamless integration into our team has been instrumental as HSQ Recruitment enters its second year of operation

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Tony and discuss his experiences during his initial couple of months with us.


Can you give us some background on your career and what led to you joining HSQ Recruitment?

I previously worked as a Radio Producer in London, I move on from this to move back up north which then led to me working in sales for a motorcycle parts importer and exporter. I was contacted by HSQ Recruitment for an opportunity, came in and met the team and felt that this was the place that was right for me.

Tell us about your role and responsibilities?

I’ve come into the company very new to recruitment, having had no prior experience so the first couple of months has all been about learning about the company, our candidates, and our clients. We’ve recently won some huge contracts so my day-to-day focus is finding candidates in the civil engineering, rail and infrastructure industries and matching them with our clients.

How have your first couple of months been?

Great! I feel like I’ve been able to transfer some of my previous sales skills to my role and grow in confidence, not just at work but in my life in general. Speaking to so many different candidates and clients' daily has made me confident in my approach to people in everyday life. I also came in just before Christmas when we had our Christmas party so it was great to get to know everyone that way and celebrate the success of our first year in business!

The people I get to work with daily from my fellow Recruitment Consultants to our support in Finance, Compliance and Marketing has also been a huge part of my time here so far. I’ve been fully supported in my training and been given the tools to develop in my role.

What aspects of your role are you most excited about and what are you looking forward to?

I’m enjoying the fact that every day there’s something new to learn. I particularly like building relationships with candidates and clients and I’m looking forward to the familiarity you get when you’ve worked with a client/ candidate for a long time. I’ve got some good goals for the year, I’d like to bring on my own clients a little further down the line and become a proficient 360 recruiter, both will help HSQ Recruitment expand further.

What initially attracted you to a career in recruitment?

I liked the idea of managing my own desk, having my own clients and building a good pool of candidates, I think coming from a sales background gave me a lot of transferable skills. I’ve found that I can build my own ways of working, sourcing and placing candidates so I like the flexibility it gives me.

What would you say to anyone looking to start their career in recruitment?

Go for it! Now that I’ve started I wouldn’t do anything else. If you’re unsure just give us a call and I’m sure any of the team would be happy to talk you through the day-to-day of life in recruitment!

HSQ Recruitment is a growing business, having completed our first year in business and successfully establishing several contracts we are on the lookout for hard-working and passionate individuals either with recruitment experience or without! We’re happy to discuss our roles with you and see if they would be a fit for what you’re looking for… contact us now on 01484 955 888 or email fill out the form below!


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