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So, Why Start People?

Start People is a group of passionate recruiters based in Durham and Manchester 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

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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Whether you are an employer looking for temporary or permanent staff or a candidate looking for your next job we can help you.

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