Claire's extensive experience within the recruitment industry has seen her work both in the UK and Australia. She started her career as a temps Consultant for Blue Arrow Barnstaple in 1998 and since then has covered all areas if recruitment including IT in Australia. The majority of Claire’s career has been spent working closely with businesses in North Devon and these relationships extend over nearly 20 years.
After 8 years running TQR’s Barnstaple Office in January 2017 Claire and her husband Graham reached an agreement with TQR’s Managing Director David Freeman and completed a ‘Management Buy Out’ of TQR’s Barnstaple office. This has been a very exciting and positive move and the two companies share a very close bond and business relationship, that will continue to thrive as both businesses grow. Apart from a name change to ‘CQR – Clear Quality Recruitment’ all of our clients and candidates can be assured of the same professional treatment.
Claire prides herself in being open and honest in all communications with clients and candidates, this has allowed her to build strong relationships in which many candidates return again and again when looking for their next career move. Claire says ‘I can say I am genuinely touched when a candidate I placed in the past sends their daughter or son in to me when they have reached working age, purely because their experience was so positive that they are happy to recommended to their children’
Her integral knowledge of the local marketplace coupled with extensive experience has allowed her to be able to establish an enviable reputation for achieving great things for her clients.
My main role is organisation and the administration of the branch making sure it runs smoothly. I am Claire’s right hand and there to support her, be it coffee, administration or general office chores.
My background is an extensive military and sports career, from which I have learned to be self disciplined and highly motivated to complete any task in a timely, efficient way. I’m now enjoying the Challenge of adapting my past experiences to office life.
As a former Royal Marine, Rock Climbing Instructor, Sports Coach and Competitive Cyclist I have a very open but determined nature with everything I do at the annoyance of everyone else. I’d describe myself as an extremely positive person who thrives on challenges and is very self motivated with a high sense of integrity. I am also a passionate chilli grower and recently cultivated a ‘Ghost Chilli’ one of the hottest in the world, in my greenhouse!