Meet the Founder

28 years of growth built on trust and integrity

At First Choice Staff, we are very proud of our 28 years of uninterrupted service to a client base which includes leading global brands and fast-growing SMEs in the industry sectors we serve.

My own 40 years of experience in the recruitment industry has helped to shape our business values and, with the support of our outstanding teams of recruitment professionals across the UK, given us a platform for growth with both longstanding and new clients.    

Today, across our branch network covering the whole of the UK, we satisfy the Permanent & Temporary staff requirements of clients in the Freight, Logistics & Distribution industries as well as those in the Hospitality, Leisure, Retail and Commercial sectors. Plus, we offer bespoke training courses for candidates and clients – including CAA-approved Aviation Security courses and forklift training - and candidate referencing services too.  

We also provide an established and highly-effective Executive Search service for clients and candidates in both the UK and US markets. 

Alongside our REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) accreditation, our entire business ethos is based on delivering recruitment solutions with a high level of trust, professionalism and integrity, and this is an approach we apply consistently when working with both clients and candidates.

We work in full compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements and, most importantly, have the financial strength to not only invest in our people and services but to also give our clients confidence in our ability to meet pay and tax commitments when we supply Temporary labour.

As a leading and respected brand in the UK recruitment market, the First Choice Staff brand - driven by our investment in multi-channel marketing – means we can always give our clients access to a large and constantly-growing database of experienced, qualified and vetted candidates. I also give you my personal assurance that, unlike so many agencies today, we will never bombard you with worthless CVs. Our focus is clear and simple; to provide you with the best candidates for every role based on our assessment and qualification of their suitability to the job specifications you have set.

I am totally confident in the ability of our teams to meet all your recruitment requirements, supported by our commitment to 24/7 client support and account management. Our structure means we have local people working across the UK regions who understand the needs of clients in these areas and this is combined with a clear understanding of the roles, responsibilities and requirements in all of the industry sectors we serve.

My team are ready to serve you and if you wish to reach out to me personally, please do so. We are ready for any opportunities you wish to present us with.

Chas Dowton
First Choice Staff

T: 01784 421234