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So, Why Start People?

Start People is a recruitment agency based in Durham and Manchester. We are a group of passionate recruiters who deliver a broad range of talent and labour solutions. Working with small medium enterprises and corporate businesses, our single source offering enables us to deliver true added value through our partnership approach to our business relationships.

We partner our candidates with the right employer allowing you to secure the best career opportunities in the market place. Our customers work with us to fuel their growing businesses with new talent ensuring our candidates can maximise their potential.​

Please get in touch for support with building your team or for your next career move.

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Our Values


We treat our candidates and clients alike with honesty and sincerity.  We aim to be reliable, transparent and ethical at all times.


We aren’t afraid to challenge each other in order to be the very best in everything that we do with a passion that underlies a focus on continually improving


We’re not prepared to be second best at anything and constantly strive to achieve our full potential every day, working hard whilst still having fun

These are not just statements that we put on walls in the office but a set of behaviours that we live by each and every day – even when nobody is looking.

What Clients And Candidates Say About Us

Lyndon C

An Absolute Pleasure To Deal With

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Nina during my job search.  She epitomises going above and beyond for her clients.  S
he is always quick to respond and is genuinely in your corner during the process.

A New Client

Flawless from Start to Finish

Flawless from Start to Finish!

Conor put forward good candidates with the skillsets and personality we were looking for.
In addition, he provided excellent support throughout the process and continual aftercare with our successful candidate.
When/if we require new candidates in the future, I will be sure to look to Start People to assist me.

Head of Operations - Client

Customer Demand Always Met

“I have worked with Debbie for several years now in various divisions of our site. The reason I keep going back to Debs and Start People is not only the good level of candidates she supplies, but the level of service we receive.

Using temporary labour can be just as detrimental as useful to a business if not managed correctly and Debs is on hand at very short notice to ensure our customer demand is met. We have been delighted to transfer some of the temp labour from Start People over to permanent members of our Group and the transition has been flawless due to the good communication and understand that Debbie provides."


I recommend working with this company

I worked with recruiter Nina on various occasions including my placements and referrals and we had a fruitful engagement through and through.
Communication was smooth and any hiccups along the way were handled to my satisfaction.  I recommend working with her and her company.


Absolutely Amazing

Mia was absolutely amazing, guided me through every step of the application process and made everything so smooth and easy. In just the space of a week from having my first interview I landed the job with her help.  

I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a new role!

Les B - Candidate

Fantastic Agency

Start people is a fantastic agency/recruitment place to work for, from the day I started with them to the day I got a permanent position, I don’t have a bad thing to say about my time spent working for them.
The recruitment coordinator Nadya Ruskova who looked after us is an asset to the company, if you had a problem or needed help, you just telephoned or sent an email and the subject would sorted at the drop of a hat
My personal experience and rating 10/10

Richard J - Planning Manager

Excellent Service

Start People have been our sole supplier for over 5 years.  Quality staff supplied and excellent level of customer service provided. Highly recommend.

Radoslaw G - Candidate

Excellent Service

Excellent service from Nina, really efficient and friendly. Got me job I'm extremely happy with. Highly recommend !!!

T Jones

You simply won't find any better team!

Really pleased with the service.  Thank you!


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