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All happening in October / November !!

by Alex Farmery 09/11/2017

Andy and Jess have been working hard on new areas and it is really starting to pay off (no mean feat on a cold area and discipline!!) After lots of territory mapping and calls and relationship build and visits, the hard work is certainly paying off…. Andy has placed for various roles, with three more to start in the next couple of weeks and an impressive prospect list…Clients have been thoroughly impressed with the consultative approach Andy offers in line with CG values …. Jess and Andy also got the Contractor desk up and running and CG have our first Contractor starting in October…Well done both!!  Jess has done a great job in making sure the Contractor and the client were singing from the same hymn sheet and has some great vacancies to work on….

Debbie has been working hard with local clients and candidates on the commercial side of the business, placing a variety of roles from Marketing Executive to IT Specialist to working on more senior Account Manager and BDM roles… Debbie has also started helping out on the Commercial Temporary desk and one client was ecstatic when she managed to fulfill their requirement within 24 hours!!

Julie as always is exceptionally busy with the temporary desk, each week we are seeing clients responding positively to Julie’s infectious laugh and professionalism, both candidates and clients are singing her praises and it is always nice when they show their appreciation with a box of chocolates…Great stuff!

Alex, has kept the back office running smoothly, with running payroll, doing the accounts and generally keeping everyone stocked up with what they need…..

A great October with more to come in November…. Team CG is really starting to rock and roll… Just in time for Christmas !!

CG are also attending the EEF Manufacturing awards in Bristol at the end of the month and we will report back on that next time …….



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Team Building and Macmillian Coffee morning

by Alex Farmery 04/10/2017

We managed to get through the holiday season, everyone is back in the office and we just had our first team building day, off trampolining this afternoon ….

We have had a great summer and we are now starting to feel like a proper team.

We hosted our first ever Macmillan Coffee morning showing off our baking skills and raising £255 for Cancer Support. So, a big thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to join us for some tea and cake.

Andrew and Jessica kick started their new division with placements at an artisan vegan food manufacturer and the largest seafood supplier in the South West.

Roll on October …

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Macmillian Coffee Morning

by Alex Farmery 28/09/2017

Come and join us for our first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning!! We have been busy baking this week, so there will be a great choice of home made cakes.

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It`s been too long ….

by Alex Farmery 14/08/2017

…okay, so I have to admit, it has been over 6 weeks since the last Blog!!!!

Lots been happening:

  • two more recruits (Andrew and Jessica), look out for their Bio`s and photographs on our “Meet the Team” page
  • Andrew and Jessica will be looking after our Interim & Contractor division
  • Alex made a placement, her first ever!! 😊 and she has been promoted to Office Manager – Congratulations!!
  • Julie and Debbie have been really busy extending their portfolios with clients and registering new candidates, but they have also been studying and taken their exam with the REC –  WELL DONE!!

We are still as busy as ever, please have a look on the site for any vacancies, temporary or permanent. or come and see us at our office, there is always a tea or coffee in it for you

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Heatwave and Icecreams

by Alex Farmery 21/06/2017

This was a little unexpected, but we have enjoyed the lovely warm weather. Paula splashed out on Ice Lollies and three!!! fans for the office and us …

It has been a great few days, Debbie made two placements and it seems she has taken over our facebook page, first she did wall papering (lovely photo of Croyde beach), then the office cleaning in her best dress and Marigolds and now her first success as our new consultant!!!

Julie is as busy as ever, urgently looking for a van driver, an electrician and a kitchen porter!!! With our office being in the centre of town and open every day from 8.30 – 17.30, why not pop in and see her?

Paula is looking for Health & Safety Training Advisor!!! ( )

… and being the great boss she is, we actually closed the office yesterday at 4pm to all go to the BEACH …… (thank you)


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Busy, busy, busy ….

by Alex Farmery 06/06/2017

It has been some time, seems we have been really busy, too busy even to write a blog!!!

Exciting few weeks we have had, we have moved into our new office in Queens Street, see address below,  we have employed another member of staff, Debbie is our new Commercial Consultant and a great one at that, with jobs on the board and people at interview.

You can find out more about her on “Meet the Team”. We have fully started our Temporary desk with Temporary Workers out all over North Devon and we are very proud of Julie for doing so almost single handed (of course with a little help from her friends J)

So, the new address is: 7 Queens House, Queen Street, Barnstaple, EX32 8HJ

Telephone is the same as before 01271 349745.

Pop in and see us!

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Exciting month ahead

by Paula Golby 06/02/2017

Well, we have a very exciting month ahead of us.

So far, we have employed a Senior Administrator and a Recruitment Consultant and we will be launching our Temporary desk this month.

After having worked for Cooper Golding for the last few weeks as a temporary member of staff, we are now pleased to announce that Alexandra Farmery has joined Cooper Golding on a permanent basis. Alex has excellent administration and organization skills and will also manage some of our client accounts.

For the launch of our Temporary Solutions Desk this month, Julie Boundy, who has over 5 years` experience, joined our team. She is really looking forward to working with clients and candidates locally and will bring a unique, personable and bespoke service to North Devon businesses.

Oh and by the way, if you sign up with our temporary desk before the end of March, you will be entered into a draw with the chance to win £25 worth of vouchers of your choice!!! – Don’t miss out!

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