As a professional services recruitment specialist, our experienced team of consultants operate across seven offices nationwide providing both employers and job seekers with a full recruitment service. Our recruitment business has evolved to meet the needs of our clients, and the Sellick Partnership name has become synonymous with genuine commitment, level of knowledge and outstanding service.
We provide recruitment solutions within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors across a range of disciplines including: Finance & Accountancy, Legal, HR, Actuarial, Procurement, Change & Transformation and Housing & Property Services.
In 2019 we became part of the Samsic Group – one of Europe’s largest soft service providers – after they took a majority stake in our business. Samsic were attracted to our culture, our ability to recruit and retain great talent and the similarities between our vision and values making our two businesses a perfect match.
Jo Sellick and the Senior Management Team remain an integral part of our business and this partnership gives us the opportunity to springboard our growth and continue offering the same great service our clients and candidates have enjoyed since we formed in 2002.
We are extremely proud of all our awards and accreditations. Recently we were honoured to have been recognised as one of the top 100 Best Workplaces™ in the UK by Great Place to Work® UK emphasising Sellick Partnership’s dedication to its people by creating an outstanding working culture, providing excellent staff development opportunities and empowering individuals to succeed.
We have also achieved Investors in People Gold, attained ISO 9001:2015 certification and been listed on the London Stock Exchange's '1000 Companies to Inspire Europe' report in 2018, which all demonstrate our reputation for quality and continuous improvement and developing long-standing relationships.
Find out more about all our awards and accreditations to see how we can add value as your strategic recruitment partner.
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Jo Sellick and his business partners Peter Tootell and Geoff Crichton establish Sellick Partnership and open our head office on King Street in Manchester with just a computer, telephone and a list of the 250 biggest companies in the North West.
Jo Sellick opens our first regional office in Newcastle after celebrating revenues of £1 million in our first year in operation. In the same year we also employed seven full time staff taking our headcount to ten.
Hannah Cottam and Marianne Sellick establish our Legal division which has now become one of the top performing legal recruitment teams in the country.
Our Manchester office grows and moves to new premises on Cross Street in Manchester and we open our second regional office in Stoke.
Hannah Cottam is appointed as Legal Director to oversee our growing legal division.
Our Manchester head office moves to its current location on Queen Street in the heart of Manchester city centre just a stone's throw away from the iconic Manchester Town Hall.
Jo Sellick hosts our first Manchester Professionals’ Cricket League in Manchester. In the same year Ray Wareing and Hannah Cottam are appointed to the Board of Directors to help spearhead our continued growth.
We become members of APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) recognising our excellent standards in the recruitment industry. We also open our Leeds and Derby offices headed up by Group Director Hannah Cottam and Group Director Nikki Kinsey respectively.
The Manchester Professionals’ Football League (MPFL) is founded by Group Director Ray Wareing and now runs annually in aid of St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester.
We celebrate a very successful year of fundraising through our established sporting events and the launch of our Midlands Football Tournament which brought our total to over £45,000. The Midlands Football Tournament now runs annually in aid of Derby based charity me&dee.
We expand our North West presence by opening our sixth office in Liverpool headed up by Group Director Ray Wareing and managed by Associate Director Abigail Day.
We are awarded Investors in People (IIP) Silver reflecting our dedication to our staff at every level.
We are awarded with the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for the first time, reflecting our dedication to streamlining our internal processes to ensure the best possible outcomes for our stakeholders at every level.
We are recognised as one of 2015’s Best Workplaces™ in the UK by Great Place to Work® and our Derby office expands and moves to its current location at Donington House in Pride Park.
We continue growing organically and launch our Housing & Property services and HR divisions.
We celebrate 15 years in business and are ranked amongst the fastest growing companies in Europe by the Financial Times. Due to increased demand for our services we also begin to diversify further offering recruitment solutions in other sectors including Actuarial, Procurement and Change & Transformation.
We are recognised as one of the Best Workplaces™ in the UK by Great Place to Work® for the third time ranking 13th in the Medium Category, and achieve Investors in People Gold status. We also launch our brand refresh and new website to help support our continued growth.
French soft services company Samsic takes a majority stake in Sellick Partnership to help the business with accelerated growth plans over the next few years. We are also recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in the UK™ by Great Place to Work® for the fourth time ranking 7th in the Medium category.
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CSR Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy stems naturally from our core values – and we are passionate about how our business can make a real, positive difference to the environment around us. Since our formation in 2002 we have worked with local and national charities, raising funds and supporting causes very close to our heart. As a business we are fully aware of the benefits that come with a well planned and executed CSR strategy, but we also want to show that we genuinely care about helping people – and we want our CSR strategy to demonstrate this. We help people find their dream career every day, but also recognise that it is equally as important to help others and support the communities where we work. We enjoy helping others and feel a great sense of pride when our people come together and help us celebrate and support worthwhile causes throughout the UK. Our CSR strategy Our CSR strategy is set out to ensure that we have guidelines in place for our internal and external activities, and incorporates our charity work, our dedication to personal development within the company and our promise to minimise our impact on the environment. Our CSR Committee – made up Sellick Partnership employees from all across the UK – governs our CSR activities and works closely with our Board of Directors to ensure our CSR activities are representative of us as a business and make a real difference across the UK. From our various sporting events and fundraising activities, to our commitment to spending time supporting the causes closest to us, we ensure that each employee at Sellick Partnership has the opportunity to give back in some way. To find out more about our current CSR initiatives please visit the dedicated CSR section of our website. Alternatively you can contact our CSR Committee directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion We are also committed to being the most inclusive employer and recruitment partner we can be and have appointed a team of Diversity Champions for this. As a business we know first-hand the benefits of having a diverse workforce and try to ensure we are championing equality and diversity practices at every step. Our Diversity Champions work closely with our Board of Directors and the senior management team to ensure we are delivering a diversity strategy that includes, but is not limited to age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. Our diversity initiatives and strategies are designed to attract, develop, and advance the most talented individuals both internally and across our specialist areas. We provide our people with the training and tools they need to help increase their awareness and understanding of differences and why they matter, so their actions can contribute to our inclusive and high-performing workplace culture. In today’s society, it is important that recruitment processes do not judge on anything but merit alone and nobody should be penalised on any diverse traits such as the colour of their skin, sexual preference or gender. We work closely with our clients and candidates to try and tackle this within the sectors that we work and regularly comment on issues of diversity to try and raise important issues that still need to be addressed. To find out more about what our Diversity Champions are doing you can email them directly on email@example.com.
Since first establishing in 2002, giving back to the community has always been a priority of Sellick Partnership. Across the UK we work with a wide range of regional and national charities and we encourage all of our staff to get involved as much as possible. Each year, we encourage our people to participate in a volunteer day where they can devote their time to helping to support a great cause within their local community. Our chosen charities for 2019/20 are: me&dee - this Derby based charity provides holidays for adults and children facing life threatening and life shortening conditions and also supports military members with serious psychological and physical injuries in two holiday homes based in Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire. Find out more about me&dee on their website. The Lord's Taverners - this is the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity that is dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance. Find out more about The Lord's Taverners on their website. St Ann's Hospice - named as one of the oldest hospices in the country, St Ann's Hospice cares for and helps around 3,000 patients and their families and carers every year who are affected by life-limiting illnesses. The hospice delivers care that is special and unique to each individual person, free of charge. Visit their website for more information. Once Upon a Smile - was founded in Manchester in 2011 by Daniel Jillings and Danny Miller to provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families after it became apparent that there was a lack of support for families after the death of a loved one. Alder Hey Children's Charity - this Liverpool based charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure their surgeons and clinical staff have the most up-to-date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction equipment designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in patients. Anxious Minds - this amazing cause was founded in Newcastle in 2015 to help improve the mental well-being of people living in the North East. Their mission is to provide first-class support and education to individuals to help them manage and recover from mental health issues, specialising in anxiety and depression. The Great North Children's Hospital - is a referral centre in Newcastle. The hospital is managed by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a teaching hospital for the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is one of only 14 such children's hospitals of its kind in the United Kingdom. Leeds Children's Charity - this Leeds based charity works alongside Lineham Farm Children’s Centre to ensure that young people in need are supported. Leeds Children’s Charity creates happy childhood memories for the neediest of families, with fun-filled, week long breaks. Treetops Hospice Care - Treetops Hospice in Derby provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Sellick Partnership actively supports the community through a number of sporting initiatives, including two established football leagues, a cricket league and a range of events throughout the UK. These events provide professionals with the chance to network and build relationships, all whilst enjoying the benefits of exercise! The funds raised from our sporting events go to national and local charities such as St Ann’s Hospice, me&dee and The Lord’s Taverners, all of which Sellick Partnership has worked with for a number of years and have built strong relationships with. Manchester Professionals’ Cricket League (MPCL) Established in 2009 by Managing Director Jo Sellick, the Manchester Professionals’ Cricket League (MPCL) has now become a frequent fixture in the social calendar of professionals based in the area, providing them with an informal and fun platform to network. We have forged an excellent relationship with The Lord’s Taverners cricket charity, which aims to enhance the lives of children with disabilities to participate in the sport. Having raised in excess of £20,000 for the charity, Jo Sellick was elected to the The Lord’s Taverners Committee in 2012. Funds raised from the MPCL also go towards St Ann’s Hospice, another charity with whom Sellick Partnership have developed a strong bond with over the years. With games played from May to July culminating in our Finals day, the league has inspired individuals from over 50 firms to participate and continues to grow in popularity. If you would like to be involved in the league this year, please contact us. MPCL Charity Awards Lunch Each year the league closes with a Charity Awards Lunch – a delicious three course meal and awards ceremony which is held at the fabulous Lowry Hotel each year. This exciting event provides the opportunity for us to raise as much money as possible for the MPCL chosen charities, The Lord’s Taverners and St Ann’s Hospice. Each year, this event sees over 250 delegates from a variety of different companies come together for a day of networking and the chance to relax in an informal environment with their team, colleagues and other businesses from across Greater Manchester. We officially present the trophies to the winning teams, run a charity auction, and hear from some fantastic guest speakers. In the past we have heard from people such as Matthew Hoggard MBE, Bill Beaumont CBE, Geoff Miller OBE and Paul Allott. In 2019 for our 10th anniversary, we were delighted to welcome David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd and Paul Allott as guest speakers at the event. To find out more information on attending the lunch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and join the MPCL LinkedIn Group to keep up-to-date. Midlands five-a-side Charity Football Tournament In addition to our two ongoing leagues, we also arrange an annual one-day football tournament for professionals based in the Midlands. me&dee are an award-winning Midlands charity who organise holidays and trips away for individuals with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Over the years, the Midlands Charity Football Tournament has gone from strength-to-strength, hosting approximately 25 teams year-on-year, and we would love for you to be involved in our next event. Teams are invited to join with a £120+VAT entry fee and proceeds will be donated to me&dee. The afternoon includes a buffet, a raffle with prizes donated from local businesses and an awards ceremony with prizes for the winning teams. The day is always fun-filled and we always expect a high level of competitiveness on the pitch. For further information or to book your place, please get in touch by calling 0161 834 1642 or email email@example.com. Manchester Professionals' Football League (MPFL) The Manchester Professionals’ Football League (MPFL) is a five-a-side tournament that Sellick Partnership have been proud to run since 2011. With over 24 teams taking part each year from organisations across the city, the MPFL’s aim is to bring professionals together to network and socialise in a fun, active and competitive setting. Proceeds raised from the league are donated towards St Ann’s Hospice, Greater Manchester’s largest hospice catering for over 3,000 patients and their affected family members. Here at Sellick Partnership, we actively encourage our people to be involved in all our charitable efforts; whether it is organising a bake sale or running a marathon, there is always something for everyone to get involved in to raise those all-important funds. For more information about our sports tournaments and upcoming events, please contact the Marketing team on 0161 834 1642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our CSR Committee Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is vitally important to us and we firmly believe that every employee should be able to have their input in the charities, causes and initiatives that we support. That is why we have appointed a CSR Committee who lead and champion our CSR strategy and initiatives on a daily basis. The elected volunteers that make up our Committee are all truly passionate about all aspects of CSR including fundraising, the environment and our sustainable development and are championing this across the business. As a responsible recruitment specialist, we are very aware of the communities in which we work, and have always been committed to assisting when and where we can. By appointing a formal Committee we have been able to streamline our process and ensure the CSR activities we are involved in have a positive impact across all of our regional offices. Our CSR Committee are responsible for choosing our companywide and regional charities, organising fundraising activities, contributing to our sustainable development and deciding on what we should be focusing on as a business to ensure we are helping the maximum number of people and causes that we can. So far this year, our CSR Committee has organised a companywide Step up Challenge, encouraging our people to get active, a number of fundraising events including Denim for Dementia and our weekly flower raffle. Each member of the business has also been given a half day paid annual leave to support a charity or cause of their choice. For more information on our current CSR projects please visit our dedicated web page, or alternatively you can email our CSR Committee directly by emailing email@example.com Our Diversity Champions At Sellick Partnership we value the unique differences of our colleagues, candidates and clients that contribute to our company and work hard to create and maintain a culture that is respectful, accessible and forward thinking. In order to ensure this is always at the top of our agenda we have appointed our Diversity Champions who are all passionate about inclusion and creating an environment accessible to everyone. Our Diversity Champions are responsible for implementing an equality and diversity strategy and instilling a diverse and accepting workplace culture across our business, ensuring our people, our clients and our candidates feel welcome safe and valued. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and initiatives are led by our Diversity Champions but are supported by our Board of Directors and Senior Management Team. Our Committee are committed to addressing a diversity agenda that includes, but is not limited to age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. Sellick Partnership is committed to supporting the principle of equal opportunities, and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, part-time or fixed-term status, parental responsibility, age, religion or sexual orientation. Sellick Partnership's Equal Opportunities Policy covers all aspects of recruitment and is compliant with all current legislation and industry guidelines. For more information on what our Diversity Champions are doing please email them directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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