MARS Recruitment are permanent, interim and contract recruitment specialists in the IT, Engineering and Technology sectors. Based in Oxfordshire, the company became part of Taylor Nash Group in 2013.
As a rapidly growing start-up business, MARS Recruitment needed support to make the transition from business managers to business owners.
Developing the business owners mind-set
- On-site and telephone coaching
- Boost the pace of growth
- Business development and growth strategies
Says Sue: “MARS was a brand new start up when I got involved, with its leaders coming away from PAYE mode. They had a complete new set of roles and responsibilities as directors which included developing leadership skills to enable future growth. We worked on developing a business owner’s mind set and wider perspective to help them make smart decisions for the business.”
Through regular onsite and telephone coaching Sue Yates has worked closely with both Andy and Lee across the last eighteen months to support them in developing a business-owner mind set and how to make the transition in their thinking from employee to owner. Sue has also helped them to boost their pace of growth by introducing them to Growth Accelerator.
Working in Partnership
SYP has truly partnered with us to build MARS Recruitment. Sue is very supportive but isn’t afraid to challenge us either. She has helped both Lee and I to broaden our thinking and to turn our vision for a different kind of recruitment agency, one that is values-led rather than numbers-led, into reality. As Sue has relevant sector experience too this has also been a massive advantage as she has offered us the benefit of her knowledge and this has enabled us to make sound, long-term business decisions with our fledgling business that we might otherwise have not considered.
Sue is very supportive but isn’t afraid to challenge us either.
Sue has been by our side every step of the way as we have built MARS. I have appreciated Sue’s counsel of a wide range of challenges from how we structure the business to choosing a team that can really help us to develop. We’ve had an outstanding first eighteen months trading and we are growing at a phenomenal rate.
Sue has coached us through the challenges of becoming business owners, helping us to focus on our long term goals and put the right building blocks in place to get us there. Andy Hudson Shaw, Director, MARS Recruitment.
Business success has as much to do with attitude and approach as anything else. If you’ve only ever viewed the world of work through the perspective of PAYE then it can be a challenge to start thinking like the owner of a business. Sue Yates