Claim to Fame:
I appeared on the 2011 BBC1 series "The Apprentice". Although I didn't get to the final, I am happy that I came across as down to earth, straight talking and honest, or so I've been told!
It was an amazing experience and I met a lot of very interesting people. On the back of my performance on "The Apprentice" Claire Young, a previous finalist has signed me up to her "School Speakers" business.
Director & Founder - Ellie Reed Consultancy Ltd –
A new business placing recruitment consultants, business development manager and directors within the recruitment industry. I am also involved in motivational speaking in schools.
2008 - 2011–
Co-Director & Founder - A&E Facilities Management Ltd – After diversifying into building site cleaning we quickly become a market leader in the north supplying companies such as Balfours, Laings, Wates and Carillion. Turnover for 2010/11 was £480k
2004 - 2011
Co-Director & Founder - A&E Construction (Recruitment) Ltd – With a peak turnover of almost £2million and 100 plus workers grafting on site for 3 years, we had one of the best reputations in the business. However in 2008 the recession hit us badly so we scaled down the agency team, and concentrated on A&E Facilities, our other business. Turnover 2010/11 was £680k.
2009 - 2011
Key Trainer and Manager - Calibre Search & Selection - Overlooked the training of recently made redundant professionals into how to search for work effectively. This included giving advice as to how to job search, network, construct a CV and prepare for an interview. We trained up to 25 candidates a week in the Bradford office.
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Beresford Blake Thomas – Recruiting Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors to consultancies on a permanent basis.
Business Development Manager and Recruitment Consultant - Henry Court Recruitment – Overlooking the recruitment of trades and labour to the construction industry, selling over the phone and out onsite.
Cadburys –Graduate sales representative
Qualifications: 2:1 Psychology, 4 A Levels, 8 GCSEs, 5 day SMSTS, CIS Card