HAVING spent 20 years in the recruitment industry, one woman has spoken of the challenges she faced in leaving her job to set up her own company.

Angela Potter set up Clearline Recruitment in 2017 in Mocatta House, Trafalgar Terrace, Brighton.

Now the company has just moved to new offices and she is delighted with the progress that has been made.

Angela said: “The first few months were extremely busy and exciting and with the support of the team, we quickly made our mark in Sussex.

“I saw a gap in the market to offer my expertise in recruitment to local employers supporting them with the recruitment of apprentices.

“Having worked in the industry for more than 20 years, I established long term relationships with our existing client base who quickly re-approached me to support them with their recruitment.

“I am amazed at the pace at which we have grown and so proud of the team we have here.

“Every member of the team really cares about what they do and always go the extra mile for our clients and candidates.

“We have a very robust sales strategy with a view to becoming the number one commercial recruitment company in Brighton.”

As well as the work the company does in recruitment, Angela insists that the business makes an effort to aid the community.

She said: “We support two local charities, in December we were one of the sponsors of The Snowman Ball in aid of the Chestnut Tree House and we recently sponsorship partners of the Best of British in aid of Rockinghorse.

“We also like to get involved in charity fundraising and recently my fellow director Andrew Stenning took part in the Mayor’s Sleep Out to help raise money for four more local charities.”

So what has made Angela so successful after just two years?

“Pure determination,” she says.

“Hard work and excellent candidate and client care.

“We are delighted to have been recently shortlisted for customer service in the Brighton and Hove Business Awards as well.

“At Clearline we put a lot of focus on understanding the needs of our clients.

“We make sure we understand their culture to ensure we place the right people in the right companies.”