Business Clients

Gill Cooke Personnel has over 30 years experience in sourcing both Temporary and Permanent staff for commerce and industry in the East Midlands.  As members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) we operate to highest standards.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) works hard to ensure its Members maintain statutory compliance as well as higher ethical standards.  To this end Members must undergo a biennial test to assess an agency’s knowledge of industry legislation and the REC Code of Professional Practice (REC Code).   Only those passing this Compliance Test can become Members or renew and retain their Membership.  We take this aspect of our work very seriously and are delighted to report that Caroline Nash has again passed the Test with full marks, ensuring our Membership for another two years!

In previous roles when I was responsible for recruiting for companies I worked for in and around Loughborough, Gill Cooke  Personnel was my first ever experience of using an Agency and I would still never go anywhere else!  Even now, more than 20 years on, it’s still the only agency I recommend to anyone who asks, whether they have a vacancy to fill or are seeking work themselves.  In addition to placing my wife and whenever I needed help, they not only provided the right people, but Gill was brilliant and the team in the office were all great to deal with too.  We still cross paths to this day.  Gill Cooke Personnel have always been a bright ray of light in the town, the gold standard, and long may that continue.



Graham Waller, Director of Finance and Operations

I have used the services of Gill Cooke Personnel for the supply of temporary packers in my department since 2001.  This organisation requires a certain standard on site, and the agency offers a selection of appropriately experienced candidates to choose from.  We regularly have to complement our workforce with temporary labour, so working with a local agency who understands our needs and can supply it within the required time-frame at an acceptable cost, makes the process straightforward for me.

Steve Bryans, Value Stream Supervisor

I am a qualified HR professional and advanced Coach providing ‘people solutions’ across the UK, normally face to face, advising managers or delivering a service on a freelance basis for a variety of companies and businesses.  This includes running assessment centres, personality profiling, designing appraisal schemes, delivering outplacement, and coaching managers.  In addition it covers recruitment, and when I’m working with companies in the Loughborough area I choose to partner with Gill Cooke Personnel.

Caroline and her team offer a personal touch along with good old-fashioned service.  They have values and treat everyone with respect, which is so important when your business is being represented by them.  Whenever I have required their services for my clients, Gill Cooke’s have been able to offer a good supply of suitably qualified candidates for those vacancies.  I have always been totally confident that Gill Cooke Personnel will go that extra mile to fulfil my needs.

Shirley Hawkins - Business Owner

I have employed the services of Gill Cooke Personnel to provide support to the administrative function at our Loughborough-based National Cricket Performance Centre site since 2008.  I required a reasonably high level PA/Administrator to work part-time hours, and have also utilised some lower level data inputting assistance.  Gill Cooke Personnel had a good reputation and I approached them on recommendation - they were already supplying Loughborough University campus with Temporary labour.  Whilst I was confident in tasking them with my requirements, my expectations have been exceeded both in the standard of workers supplied, and the service and support from the agency.   In summary, they offer a high quality, professional service at a competitive price, and they are also very nice people to deal with!  I have no hesitation in recommending their services to other local employers.

Dr Guy Jackson, Operations Manager

I would just like to add an extra thanks for the excellent service that all of you at Gill Cooke have provided over the last few months. As you know we have advertised 3 posts with you this year and you have found suitable candidates for each one and at short notice. We would not hesitate to contact you again should the need arise or to recommend you to others. Thank you for your prompt and reliable service

Carol Jones, Finance Director

Loughborough University has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Gill Cooke Personnel, over many years. To date all services received have been of the highest standards and we would not hesitate to recommend their services to other organisations.

Steven Warren, Procurement Co-ordinator