Work Wales was established in January 2008 by the agency’s Directors, Sophie Turner and Christina Adams, following a life-long ambition to set up and manage their own business. The dream was to set themselves apart from other recruitment agencies by creating a pro-active, open-door organisation geared to help change people’s lives.
Both Sophie and Christina have extensive experience in personnel and recruitment. Their success in this field was the catalyst to the launch of Work Wales, an independent agency that would make an impact at a local level. Sophie and Christina met in previous employment and automatically become great working partners, their passion and determination to succeed in business was evident and both shared the same thought process in life ‘you get out what you put in. The commitment and dedication to Work Wales coupled with their friendly and personable service is why Work Wales has been running so successfully since 2008.
The recession and strong competition from high Street agencies has not closed the doors of Work Wales and they aim to remain open for many years to come – changing the lives of once unemployed candidates while running a successful business is a clear and focussed goal.
Since opening in 2008 this young and highly motivated team, initially consisting of the two directors, has more than doubled in size. Within six months, the team employed Amy Wiltshire as an office administrator and then in 2010, Work Wales employed Soraya Pratten a second administrator to help with the ever growing demands of Work Wales’s temporary ‘on demand’ business. In year three the Perms desk and demand for candidates to be recruited within the professional industry had grown so dramatically since opening in 2008 that Lisa Fitzgerald an experienced Recruitment Manager and Abi Waterton a trainee recruitment administrator were recruited to grow and develop the Perms desk and offer a Professional recruitment consultancy service to clients across the board.
Today, Work Wales has an unprecedented reputation for an affordable temp to perm service, a reliable, ‘on demand ‘service and a competitive priced quality professional consultancy service which takes the headache out of their clients’ recruitment and employment processes.
Over the years, Work Wales has built a reputation for professionalism with a thorough, friendly and discrete approach.
Both directors love their company and the work involved, finding candidate’s employment and helping clients fill job vacancies is what Work Wales is about and believe providing a great service is easy when you have a service and product you believe in and love.
The love for this work is evident in both partners’ characters and this is evident on meeting both Directors in appointments and networking events. Clients are engrossed in the passion they have for their work and this gains trust that the service they promise will be delivered.
Work Wales always goes above and beyond.
Work Wales are also involved with a foreign student exchange scheme which gives young people from different countries the chance to experience different cultures and ways of working for a 1 to 6 month period. Both the students and our organisation have benefited enormously from this exchange programme. For Work Wales it means we have access to quality people who are keen to learn and develop; for the students, they get invaluable hands-on experience in a lively, busy, forward thinking organisation.
In 2007, the REC introduced a programme of mandatory inspections as a condition of membership. Each month they select a number of corporate members to be visited by an Assessment Officer and assessed against 10 areas of REC standards and industry regulations. All 10 areas was quite an achievement.
Work Wales passed the inspection with flying colours and this is a testament to Work Wales high standards and practises.
SWANSEA’S FINEST CHOSEN FOR TOP WOMEN’S AWARD!
SIXTEEN of South West Wales’ brightest and best are in the running to be crowned Swansea Bay Women of the year.
New Business is between Christina Adams and Sophie Turner of Work Wales; Lindsey Vellacott, publican at Britannia Inn, Gower; and Kate Jenkins, owner of Gower Cottage Brownies.
SOUTH WALES BUSINESS AWARDS 2009
Work Wales' Sophie Turner and Christina Adams have had the honour of being nominated for South Wales’ Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009.
Congratulations to Sophie and Christina for coming runner up in this prestigious event which took place at The Bear Hotel in Cowbridge on 14th October 2009. This has been the second year running in which Sophie and Christina have been nominated for this award, which in itself is a fantastic achievement.
Work Wales Ltd were runners up in the new business award. The award was for women who have successfully demonstrated exceptional skills in the establishment of a business started within the last three years.
The Swansea Bay Women of the Year, now in its sixth year, aims to promote and celebrate the role of women in all sectors of society. Recognising their achievements and to provide role models to inspire others and the region as a whole.
Rebranding, developing their Perms division with employing Lisa Fitzgerald & successfully reaching their target of turning over more than 1million!