Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Champions 2019

Hip hip Hooray! The recruitment agency with an ethical approach

A recruitment agency, which has a name you are unlikely to forget and a very different approach, is celebrating its first successful year in business. Hooray, based at Eagle Tower, Cheltenham, was launched by ethical recruitment pioneer Richard Arthur. With his small team, he was determined to show that it is possible to do things differently in recruitment with an ethos that is honest, transparent and above all, ethical. Richard has 17 years’ experience in the industry, having previously worked in some of the biggest recruitment firms in the country, including Brook Street and Prospectus in London, specialising in recruiting for the charity sector. A former pupil at Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, he

decided to return to his Gloucestershire roots and set up Hooray, the county’s first ethical recruitment agency. “We find office-based staff for a variety of roles on a temporary and permanent basis for our clients,” explained Richard. “But one of the things that is really different about us is that we are ethical in our approach which means we like to conduct good business. “For instance, we get back to every single candidate who applies for a job. I also give my team a day off every quarter to volunteer for a local charity. I will be working in the Pied Piper shop in Gloucester with my colleague Verity Knight this quarter, whilst my other colleagues Ian Moriarty and Anna Rankin will be volunteering at CheltenhamAnimal Shelter in the lead-up to Christmas.” And what about that name?

MD of Hooray Richard Arthur (centre) with team members Ian Moriarty andVerity Knight

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