01:38PM, Friday 01 June 2018
How can you possibly consider starting your own business when you are married with three children, have a mortgage t pay, no savings to draw upon and would be abandoning a solid job?
That is exactly what Glynne Dyer did a year ago when he finally took the plunge after 18 years in recruitment to set up his own agency Vanta Staffing based in Slough.
Glynne launched Vanta Staffing in June 2017 completely risk-free thanks to support from The Recruit Venture Group, which backs new recruitment businesses with 100% of the finance needed for launch, as well as a swathe of back office support to get things up and running.
Glynne said: “I’ll be perfectly honest, with a wife and three kids to take care of as well as a mortgage to pay, there is no way I would have been able to start this new adventure without the help of The Recruit Venture Group.
“I was at a stage of my career where I knew that if was ever going to run my own business, I had to do it then.”
The Recruit Venture Group model takes care of not just finance, but all the other essential business functions like payroll, accountancy, marketing, IT, legal and HR.
The model allows talented recruiters to get on with the job they do best and reap the rewards of their work for themselves.
Glynne’s career story is one of continued success, from starting at the bottom of the recruitment ladder to working his way up to area manager positions, but he knew something had to change.
“I knew deep down that if I had my own business, I would not only have full control of my working day, but also more control over what I earned too,” said Glynne.
It was January 2017 when he had his first meeting with Paul Mizen, Managing Director of the Recruit Venture Group after being put in touch via a colleague.
“Paul was great, and we just had a really useful early chat about the possibilities of me going it alone, and how he could help.
“My wife Charlotte was very against the idea, because of our position with the children and the mortgage, so she came with me to the next meeting. By the time we had finished our conversation with Paul, she was even more excited about the idea than I was!”
Vanta Staffing then launched in June 2017, just six months after Glynne’s initial chat with Paul.
Vanta – which focuses on the industrial, driving and commercial sectors – now employs six people and turned over twice as much money in 2017 as Glynne was expecting and he now has plans to treble that turnover again for 2018.
Paul Mizen, Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group, said: “We support 43 businesses just like Glynne’s and I’m delighted to see Vanta Staffi ng going from strength to strength.”
“It is so satisfying to see the potential of these talented recruiters unlocked through owning their own business.
“Once we sit down with people and have a chat about how we can support them, like we did with Glynne, you see that fear factor go.
“The 43 businesses that we support daily are testament to the fact that this model really works, and I was delighted when Glynne said he too was ready to take that next step. The results speak for themselves.”
Glynne added: “Nothing quite prepares you for when you walk into your own office on the first day of trading and pick up the phone for the first time. It’s exhilarating and it’s also a little bit scary.
“Ultimately this journey so far has been so rewarding and I wish I had taken this step sooner.”
To find out more about how the Recruit Venture Group have helped Glynne, give him a call on 01753 257363 or visit www.recruitventures.com
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