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Meet the people Behind the Brand - Crux Careers

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Steve Meade
Business Consultant

What is your career background?

Many years spent in the sales and marketing arena, with the last 30 years involved in property both abroad and in the UK. More recently, I have honed my talents in the training sector and have inspired many an individual and business to bigger and better things.

How did you come to work for Crux Careers?

I approached the principals some 5 years ago with a Leadership and Management training option when we also operated with our sister company, Agency Mentors. Thanks to Iain White, I have become more involved in each aspect of the business.

What's your proudest achievement?

I always find these kind of questions strange, because as a Father of 4 wonderful 'children' this will always represent my 'proudest' achievement.

From a professional point of view, the feedback and reward from comments of people who I have been involved with in training and mentoring is most satisfying.

What is the top challenges you believe your business solves for agents?

How to best train, mentor and develop businesses' teams, resulting in increased performance and productivity.

Which industry suppliers do you admire most?

  • The team at Spectre
  • The culture and environment at Moneypenny
  • And the wonderful team at Kerfuffle of course

Which estate agencies do you admire most?

  • The wonderful Asad and Vicky and the guys at Location Location
  • The team at Henry Adams on the South Coast
  • Anthony Pepe in North London
  • The team at Duncan Yeardley

What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt from working with estate agents so far?

That great agents do not worry about tough times; they thrive.



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Steph Botcher
Operations Manager

What is your career background?

I started my career within the hair and beauty industry, after 6 years I had a desire to spread my wings and venture in to a new industry to learn new skills. I found a position within Executive Search Recruitment where I placed senior level professionals in to highly respected management consulting firms in the UK and Europe. I also worked with FTSE companies to recruit mid – senior level roles. I started as a trainee consultant and quickly worked my way in to a senior consultant position. After 5 years in Executive Search Recruitment, I took a maternity break to have my first child. 1 year later I was ready to return to work, I joined Crux in November 2021 as an Office Administrator and Consultant, then when the opportunity came to be the Operations Manager and PA to Iain White, I felt it was perfect timing to move from the sales side of the business to operations.

How did you come to work for Crux Careers?

I applied for a Office Administrator job role that Crux were advertising. After having a chat with Myles on the phone, I was invited to a interview. Once I met the team and gained a good understanding of how Crux operates as a company, it was a no brainer to accept their job offer.

What's your proudest achievement?

Taking myself out of my "recruitment safe zone", jumping ship in to the operations side of the business and hitting the ground running with no experience in operations / personal assistance. So far, so good!

What are the top 3 challenges you believe your business solves for agents? 

  • We supply A* candidates to our clients, enabling them to continue to grow their businesses.
  • We provide training programmes that enable our clients staff to learn, develop and be as successful as possible within the property industry.
  • We provide mentoring to our clients, this helps them understand how to retain their staff, how to grow their businesses, and how to introduce and use the best PropTech software available within the industry to better their processes.

Which industry suppliers do you admire most?

  • Sprift
  • Kerfuffle

Which estate agencies do you admire most?

  • Jones Robinson
  • Anthony Pepe
  • Seymours

What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt from working with estate agents so far?

The sky is the limit, when it comes to sales and achieving KPIs.



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Lorenzo Randazzo
Senior Recruitment Consultant

What is your career background?

I started my career in the construction industry, Completing a Carpentry apprenticeship. I then moved onto residential construction, doing all round building work. I came to a point where I just wasn't enjoying my work any more, I realised it was time for a career change and sales type roles were my first choice. After a long time looking for the perfect role I finally found my ideal job, working as a property recruiter for Crux Careers.

How did you come to work for Crux Careers?

I was contacted by Crux Careers, they had seen my cv online and were keen to speak to me about a junior recruitment opportunity.

What's your proudest achievement?

Being promoted to a Senior recruitment consultant at my current role.

What are the top 3 challenges you believe your business solves for agents? 

  • Solving recruitment issues for agents. I as a recruiter will make sure I find top quality candidates for my clients and assist them as best I can to make sure they get the ideal fit for their company.

  • Providing staff training. Our company will provide excellent training and advice to Estate agents staff, this will help them better themselves and work well as a team.

  • Mentoring. We offer company mentoring, this is where our CEO will help business owners better their business by pointing out certain things that may need to be improved within the company. Such as new staff, a new branch, new software etc.

Which industry suppliers do you admire most?

I admire Sprift and Muve, both great Prop tech companies with a brilliant product.

Which estate agencies do you admire most?

  • Seymours

  • Duncan Yeardley

  • Hat and Home

  • Christopher Nevill

  • Imagine Properties

  • Lawrence Rand

  • Sears

  • Haslams

  • Jones Robinson

  • CJ Hole Bristol

  • Anthony Pepe

  • Henry Adams

What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt from working with estate agents so far?

From working with Estate agents it has really helped me understand the property industry a lot more, this helps me greatly in my day to day role as a property recruiter.


 

Myles White
Senior Recruitment Consultant

What is your career background?

Estate agency and Recruitment.

How did you come to work for Crux Careers?

A part of Iain Whites business and son, plenty to learn from him and a good career path on offer.

What's your proudest achievement?

Having taken over from the previous manager at Crux with little experience and steadying the ship so to speak. Now running a succesful team and training up multiple people who have taken their first steps into the industry.

What are the top 3 challenges you believe your business solves for agents? 

  • We make is in good heart and we honestly believe they are a good fit for your business not just based on ability but also culturally.

  • We offer good solution to payment methods for a placement which can help a business' cash flow.

  • We majority come from an estate agency background so know and understand what makes for a good candidate.

Which industry suppliers do you admire most?

  • Sprift

  • Muve

Which estate agencies do you admire most?

  • Jones Robinson

  • Duncan Yeardley

  • Location Location

  • Anthony Pepe

  • Seymours

  • Imagine Group

What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt from working with estate agents so far?

They are very straight shooting and honest people. Very easy to get an honest answer from most people without having to beat around the bush about why a candidate is or is not suitable. This allows us to provide honest and valuable feedback to a candidate to help them in the future.



Click here to find out how Crux Careers can help your agency.

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