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Not even London could keep me away...

 

My story’s a bit of an interesting one. Two years ago I waved goodbye to London and the successful career I’d carved at a large recruitment firm to join Cherry Professional here in Nottingham. The plan was to buy a house and settle in the city where I’d spent my hazy university days. This was a big decision for me: I’m a true urbanite at heart and I love the bright lights of the big city and everything London has to offer a thirty-something bachelor. And so after less than a year in Nottingham I made the decision to move back – I missed my old life; I missed having my friends around me and perhaps most importantly, I missed London.

"A nagging doubt was creeping in that perhaps I’d made the wrong decision in leaving Nottingham and Cherry Professional behind me."

For the next few months, I was on cloud nine. I had my old life back and I was, once again, a London boy about town; rubbing shoulders with City bankers and schmoozing my budding clients. The bubble didn’t last long though. A nagging doubt was creeping in that perhaps I’d made the wrong decision in leaving Nottingham and Cherry Professional behind me. So one day I bit the bullet – I called Danielle, Cherry’s Managing Director, and asked for my old job back. I was petrified her answer would be no – maybe there were no vacancies in the business at that time or she wouldn’t be keen on re-employing somebody that resigned less than a year ago. After a friendly chat over a coffee and meeting new members of the team, Danielle called me and made me an offer to re-join the business – I was ecstatic! Whilst I was unable to go back to my previous position of recruiting Senior Finance as that position wasn’t vacant, I was offered a new role in Cherry’s HR team recruiting Senior Human Resources Professionals. I couldn’t have been happier! I was soon to be reunited with the brand and company I loved. I was prepared to wave goodbye to London once more, knowing deep down that my true heart was with Cherry.

"The relationships that our Directors have forged over the years mean that business is very often called in and many of our candidates and clients choose to use our services exclusively."

Cherry is unique in that the business has an enviable reputation in the East Midlands. I remember once calling a Finance Director who I’d never spoken to before, and when I announced where I was calling from he replied, “Oh hello Cherry! I’ve not spoken to you in ages. How are you?”. That kind of reaction is so incredibly rare in our highly-competitive industry but is great for us from a business-development perspective. The relationships that our Directors have forged over the years mean that business is very often called in and many of our candidates and clients choose to use our services exclusively. This clearly gives us the edge over our competitors and means that all of us in the team are reaping the rewards.

 

As far as what the team and culture is like, I don’t believe any other agency in the East Midlands can match our talent, diversity, professionalism and fun. It’s a cliché that’s been used one-thousand times before but we truly do work hard and play hard. Whilst at Cherry, I’ve been on the Super Biller’s Lunch, sailed the blue Danube, lost it all in a casino and spent a crazy weekend in Budapest. And all this, plus more, is on offer to every consultant that wants it.

So why couldn’t London keep me away? Because Cherry offers both the career and lifestyle that every top recruiter craves.   

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