Stuart is the co-founder of Plus One Personnel and started the business in 2005 with his wife Claire Kingsbury. Following an earlier career in retail management, Stuart began his recruitment career in 2000 with an international Accountancy specialist and quickly rose through the ranks, starting up and managing several branches as well as training & developing recruiters in his charge.
With a hands on style of management, a keen eye for detail and the memory of an elephant, Stuart takes a pride in developing the careers of those around
him and providing the support and infrastructure to enable people to excel at their jobs. Stuart describes himself as an approachable driver and is
something of a 'techie', so can often be seen diving under desks to sort out an IT issue or enthusing about a new piece of software that will further
enhance the services that we can offer to our customers.
At home, Stuart is kept busy by being a father to four children, as well as the dogs and cats mentioned in Claire's profile. He further indulges his 'inner
geek' in all things to do with retro video games from the 80's and 90's, as well as owning an enviable CD collection from the same era (your poor family!).
NEW: Since the summer of 2019, Stuart has been elected to the Council of our industry trade association, the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation). In his capacity as Corporate Council member, Stuart assists the REC with development of policy and the upkeep of high standards in our industry, to the benefit of both recruiters and employers across the country.
"It has been lovely working with Jonty on the two roles that we needed to fill. He provided excellent candidates in a timely manner and was extremely helpful. I look forward to working with him again." - CN Glass Ltd
"This was proving a difficult position to fill, but Inga and Christina came in and went the extra mile to really get to know us as a company and the team. They sat in with some of the staff to get a better idea of the sort of people who would be a good fit. This gave them a different outlook and the first applicant they sent over after that meeting fitted in perfectly and was offered the position.", - John Good Ltd
"Geoff has been fantastic throughout this process. He has given me plenty of support and taken the time to listen to my situation and what exactly I was looking for. He is an asset to your company. Thank you very much" - Maria Abrahart
"Plus One Personnel have always delivered an excellent service, providing a high calibre of candidates at a very reasonable cost of hire. I would use their service again and I would certainly recommend them to any organisation. They have a very friendly team that will always go above and beyond to help in any way. It was a pleasure working with you all" - National Farmers Union
"Jo lined us up interviews in super quick time whilst still of very high standard. Communication is key and the communication we received from Jo was outstanding, always keeping us in the loop and letting us know what was going on. I would have no hesitation in using this service again and recommending to others. BIG thank you Jo for everything!!!" - Tool Connection Ltd