Posted on 18th June, 2019

Central Employment’s Commercial Team… Experts In Perm, Contract and Temp Recruitment

Central Employment

Established in 1979, Central Employment is the most established independent recruiter in the North East with over 40 years of industry expertise. Over the years we have worked with and recruited for some of the largest businesses and brand names in UK. Specialising in temporary, contract and permanent recruitment across a broad spectrum of industries; supplying staff with full UK coverage.  We now operate a multi-million-pound business where we are the preferred recruitment partner for some of the region’s leading and largest blue-chip employers and established privately owned SME’s.

 Commercial Department overview

We have over 15 years combined industry knowledge, our talented consultants have significant experience in bringing together high-calibre candidates for both regional and national clients. We offer thorough investigation into your recruitment requirements, including a detailed business analysis prior to recruitment.

Discipline specialisms

We recruit for permanent, temporary and contract roles across the following disciplines:

  • Office & Professional
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology & Creative
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering


To discuss your hiring requirements or job search across the UK, please contact our consultants via their profiles or visit our careers page

We Are The Experts? 

Greg Phipps (Commercial Manager, Sales, Marketing, Creative) 

Greg manages & leads the Commercial and Perm contract team at Central Employment. He leads by example and his work ethic is second to none, his department consists of professional and competent consultants who recruit temp, perm or contract personnel for businesses across the North East, UK & Europe. Greg also heads up a successful & growing Sales, Marketing, Digital and Creative desk proving his natural ability to develop relationships with his clients. He is an efficient & competent recruiter with a no-nonsense attitude and an amazing ‘knack’ to deal with the unexpected.

George Hixon (M&E Operations, Technology and Pharma) 

Fresh from studying Law in University, George started with Central Employment in 2013 as an office temp but impressed from his first day and & swiftly earned himself a permanent role within the company. George has since proven himself to be an excellent member of the team who’s systematic and diligent approach has given him an excellent platform to succeed to a senior consultant. He has gained an excellent reputation as a speciality commercial consultant recruiting within some tough niche markets including IT, Operations & Pharmaceuticals helping to build on Central’s profile in these markets.

Kasia Durma ( Professional Services) 

I have decided to join the Commercial team at Central to support an already successful department with temporary and permanent recruitment for Office and Professional staff.  Combining temporary and permanent desk isn’t an easy task, however it offers our clients tailored support, giving them a peace of mind that their business won’t suffer due to unexpected staff shortages. My portfolio of clients includes busy call centres, manufacturing businesses, legal practices and companies from the service industry.  For the permanent sector, I particularly focus on recruitment of qualified and part- qualified finance professionals. I also support a number of our industrial clients with recruitment of permanent staff for HR, Customer Service, Finance and Legal.  Outside of work, I am studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in Law which proves beneficial when speaking to potential clients and candidates from the legal sector.

Lucy Kennedy ( Sales, Marketing and Creative) 

Having studied English Literature at University, Lucy worked in retail before entering into her first recruitment role. She has previously worked as part of an internal recruitment team for a global organisation, before specialising in permanent placements for a national agency.  Lucy is a friendly and knowledgeable member of staff who has a passion for delivering fantastic service to candidates and clients alike. Having previously worked as a generalist recruiter, her strength lies in her relationship building skills and ability to gain great understanding of the marketplace.  Lucy will be part of the growing Sales, Marketing and Digital team, working with client requirements across a range of sectors and verticals.


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