For Aaron Wallis it was obvious from the outset that a recruitment factoring company would be on the agenda. Having set up in 2007 - the start of the slide into recession, waiting between 30 – 45 + days to receive payments for services they had provided was out of the question.
Businesses up and down the UK were experiencing difficulties with cash flow and the risk of clients going bust had never been higher which meant that the support of Simplicity was critical to the business’ survival.
What we did
From start-up stage, Aaron Wallis recognised the need for permanent recruitment finance and having met with our Chairman Tom Atkinson, they realised that our experience in the market and our knowledge of the recruitment industry is unparalleled. Despite market conditions at the time and the fact that recruitment finance houses up and down the UK were slow to lend, we offered Aaron Wallis our permanent recruitment finance option, along with back office and credit control services. We wanted to ensure that a recruitment consultancy setting up in the midst of a recession had the support it needed not just to survive, but to excel.
Now, 7 years later and with a team of 7 consultants across four offices, Rob Scott, Director at the consultancy admits that without Simplicity, they would need at least one other member of staff, just to deal with credit control. Instead, the team’s time can be spent on growing the business - developing relationships with current clients and networking to find new prospects. Without activity like this, recruitment businesses find it difficult to reach any level of success.
Sales people don’t excel at detail - Simplicity dot the i’s and cross the t’s, so that we can focus on what we’re good at.By - Rob Scott, Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment
A recession-proof consultancy with growth on the agendaBy Aaron Wallis
For Aaron Wallis, Simplicity has allowed for growth at a time of widespread economic uncertainty. The fact that they know exactly what is in the bank at any given time allows them to accurately plan into the future and with cash available, they can allocate their spend depending on their needs. “Ultimately, it’s peace of mind - we know that all of our costs are covered and the money we have can be spent on growing the business.” Whether it’s more marketing, additional staff members or basic office upkeep, they can make informed decisions to support the growth and ongoing success of their business.