M1 Recruitment Ltd

Having acquired specialist logistics and transportation experience whilst working in the British Army for over 6 years; straight talking Yorkshire man Davey Hamilton and multi-talented Nichola Hemmingfield decided to take driving back ‘to its core roots’ after spotting a gap in the market when working together for the same recruitment agency.

With Davey’s logistic experience and Nichola’s HR and compliance expertise, Rotherham based M1 recruitment opened its doors in October 2017, supplying experienced drivers and specialist staff to the Transport and Logistic Sector.  The M1 team provide a UK service supplying temporary to permanent workers whist going the extra mile for clients and candidates alike.

Davey and Nichola knew they had the entrepreneurial capacity to win the business but wanted the benefit of a financial and back office provider which could help realize their growth potential.

A decision was initially taken to work with a certain back office and finance company. However, they were not able to offer a recruitment technology solution that could combine everything they needed under the one system.  The results? admin became a burden with less time being spent on business development. 

They could not deliver what Simplicity can, so we made the change.

By Davey Hamilton, Operations Director M1 Recruitment

When starting a recruitment agency, the last thing a recruiter needs is too much time and overheads being taken up in non-billable tasks. Over the past 15 years, it’s a sentiment frequently mentioned by recruiters to Simplicity when helping them to start and grow their own businesses. We understand that time is money and cashflow is king and it’s this awareness that has contributed to Simplicity developing GEMS - a bespoke Recruitment CRM and workflow solution that combines an agency’s front and back office systems into one seamless process. No double keying and multiple systems to worry about. This was one of the main reasons which brought M1 Recruitment to the Simplicity team. As Davey says offering GEMS “is a true asset to our company”.

Some companies may not like the thought of starting all over again with another provider but coming on board need not be so painful.   With Simplicity it was “very easy to get onboard and the staff are great – they work magic”. Davey Hamilton. Operations Director

With Simplicity providing GEMS as part of their overall finance and back office solution, M1 Recruitment estimate that it will save them around £50k a year in costs with no overheads to worry about. GEMS costs nothing to Simplicity partners thereby conserving precious cashflow for growth.

With the power of GEMS we have reduced our staffing costs and the time our admin takes enabling us to grow more and service our clients.

By Davey Hamilton, Operations Director M1 Recruitment

With the right people, finance and systems in place, M1 Recruitment have gone from strength to strength with sales turnover tripling in the past six months.   They’ve also opened a new office in Manchester this year and streamlined all their business models enabling them to build better relationships and partnerships with other organisations. Davey’s most proud of “the hard work and dedication that everyone has shown to supply all our clients, we currently work with a 99.6% fulfilment rate across all shifts and have 100% client retention.”

Recruitment is all about people and as Nichola has mentioned,

“We believe that people sell people and that’s why we go above and beyond enabling us to build up long term professional relationships with all our clients and candidates.” Nichola Hemmingfield, Managing Director

With GEMS recruitment Tech combining all the recruitment processes into one from Client and Candidate Management, Timesheet & Payroll, Job Bookings to Invoicing, Credit Control and Reporting Systems, M1 Recruitment can spend more time on growing the business safe in the knowledge that their back office and finance is running smoothly.

With GEMS we can spend more time servicing our clients and concentrating on the growth of M1 recruitment.

By Davey Hamilton, Operations Director M1 Recruitment

And what do they think of Simplicity so far?

One of the best company’s we have worked with in this sector.

By Davey Hamilton, Operations Director M1 Recruitment