Spencer Clarke Group Turns 5

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On August 1st 2022, we celebrated the Spencer Clarke Group doors being open for an incredible five years! 

Way back in 2017, Managing Director, Mike Shorrock, along with Shareholder, Michael Spencer and Business Manager, Thomas Humphreys opened the Spencer Clarke Group doors for the very first time. 

Since day one, we have moved into three different office spaces to accommodate our ever expanding teams and we now employ 29 people at a modern and vibrant office space at the Bartle Court Business Centre in Preston.  

On talking about his faith in Spencer Clarke Group in the early days, Shorrock said, “Five years ago today, I made the leap of faith to open Spencer Clarke Group’s doors and what a 5 years it has been!”

Shorrock continued, “ I had no idea what to expect and setting up a business was extremely daunting. My gut feeling told me it was the right time, and I can genuinely say it’s the best decision I have ever made! I am immensely proud of how far we have come, growing from just one member of staff (Thomas) to the current 29 we employ.” 

When discussing the transition from employee to employer, Shorrock said, “I had the belief that I could offer something different as an employer and build an environment where employees truly felt empowered, appreciated and rewarded.”

To celebrate five successful years, we are celebrating in a number of ways. To kick things off, we’ve donated £100 each to five charities as nominated by five of our employees. These include Young Minds (as nominated by Sam Stanton), Beacon Counselling Trust (nominated by Matt Byrne-Fraser), GAIN Charity (nominated by John Shorrock), Trinity Hospice (nominated by Helen Welburn) and Medical Detection Dogs (nominated by Ellie Cutts). 

Over the years, we’re proud to have supported countless charities including donating presents to Blackpool Victoria Hospital at Christmas, donating toiletries and clothing to refugees fleeing Afghanistan and taking on the challenge of Tough Mudder to raise money for the charity Mind Lancashire. 

As it is our employees' hard work, determination and commitment over the years which has got us to where we are now, we took the opportunity to celebrate and thank them with a delicious lunch and games. 

We also rewarded five employees with a spin on the famous Spencer Clarke Group wheel. The wheel is packed with fantastic prizes and usually reserved for our employees of the month. 

To decide which five employees would be the lucky ones, balloons were blown up with a small piece of paper inside - five pieces of those papers had the word ‘WIN’ on them. We instructed our team to all pop their chosen balloons at the same time to reveal the lucky winners! 

To conclude, Shorrock said, “ I am eternally grateful to the incredible team who go above and beyond every single day to make Spencer Clarke Group who we are today. Along the way, we’ve worked with some incredible candidates and clients, building long lasting relationships, and setting the foundations for future growth.” 

Shorrock continued, “As a business, we’ve had our ups and downs and it hasn’t all been plain sailing, but I can’t wait to see what the next five years holds for Spencer Clarke Group and our team! To every employee, candidate, and client of Spencer Clarke Group, I’d like to say a big thank you and we look forward to the future!”

Who is Spencer Clarke Group? 

Since 2017, we've been changing the face of recruitment. From our employees, to the way we do business, to the culture within our office, we're determined to make a difference and create a positive impact on everyone around us.

Recruitment to us isn't just about matching candidates and clients; we’re passionate about finding candidates the perfect job which has the ability to boost their salary and standard of living, better their work life balance and improve their mental health. 

Similarly, we understand the impact which an experienced and skilled employee can make to a business and we love seeing clients thrive through the hard work of candidates which we have placed with them. 

We operate in two sectors:

Private Sector

Public Sector 

In eleven specialisms:

Accountancy & Finance

Education & SEND

Construction, Trades & Labour

Healthcare, Social Care & Nursing


Corporate Functions & Business Support

HR & Workforce Development

IT & Digital

Property & Asset Management  

Planning, Development & Regeneration 

Highways, Infrastructure & Engineering

If you’re searching for a new role, why not visit our job page to take a look at the latest opportunities? Alternatively, upload your CV and one of our experienced consultants will contact you when a relevant opportunity becomes available. 

If you’re struggling to fill a role, why don’t you give us a call on 01772 954200 to see how we can help? One of our consultants will be happy to listen to the challenges which you are facing and advise on the best possible solution for you.

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