About Us

Founded by company director Adam Charlesworth in 2008 (during a global recession) Approach Personnel started out supplying trades and labour to construction and shopfitting companies across the UK.   Together with business partner and managing director Alan Spalding who joined forces with Adam in 2009, Approach Personnel has defied the odds by continuing to expand year on year to become a leading supplier of construction, civil engineering, shopfitting, interiors and industrial staff nationwide.   

Delivering support to companies nationwide our experienced team of consultants provide clients and candidates with innovative solutions to their recruitment and employment needs.

These teams are experts in their sector which has enabled us grow rapidly and become a trusted recruitment partner to some of the top UK companies.

Permanent recruitment:

If you are an expanding company or need to replace staff Approach Personnel can find the right people for your vacancies.

Reasons to use our service:

  • The shortage of high calibre candidates available in the market means that 90% of suitable candidates are working and not actively looking for a move.  Our consultants can identify and acquire the top candidates for your vacancies.
  • We have successfully placed hundreds of excellent people nationwide into high profile construction, civil engineering, shopfitting, interiors and industrial businesses. 
  • You don’t pay anything unless we find the right person and they start work for you.
  • On the rare occasion that a placement doesn't work out as expected, we offer a rebate or free replacement scheme*

Temporary & Contract recruitment:

We supply temporary staff and fixed term contractors to hundreds of locations nationwide every year. 

Approach is a corporate member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and our consultants follow  the highest standard of recruitment practice.  

We adhere to a stringent candidate screening process that includes a consultant interview, validation of qualifications and reference checks with previous employers.  Our service is driven by our ability to find and deliver the right people. 

We offer a complete recruitment service which includes:

  • Advertising, networking or headhunting to find and match suitable candidates.
  • A thorough selection process which includes interviewing, short listing and referencing.
  • Arranging interviews and providing feedback.
  • Managing the negotiation process and candidate start.

* Various guarantees are offered depending on client needs and a mutual agreement. Terms & Conditions apply.

We believe that much of our success is attributable to the excellence of our staff. Our reputation is based on the expertise of flexible professionals who put the client first.