Adopting a Recruitment Business Partner Approach gets Results

Benjamin Edwards were engaged as a recruitment business partner to fill marketing, IT and logistics staff with a well-known and reputable business in Lincoln. We often work in harmony with businesses that need and want to raise their profile locally to attract the best talent.

The problem

Our client is a well-known and reputable business in Lincoln. It was going through an extensive transformation. The company was rebranding, reorganising systems and teams and need several senior people within their management team to realise their ambitions.

The solution

Cultural fit was tantamount to getting the right people for this organisation, so a detailed vetting and interview process needed to be drawn up and agreed.

We spent a day on-site with the incumbent management team to get a real insight into how that culture was manifest. and spending time with the company’s management team allowed us to match successfully.

Our client needed a senior marketing manager, an IT lead, a logistics manager, and several key people in the marketing department.

Acting as a recruitment business partner we drafted job descriptions, agreeing what key skills would be required. Because we had spent time on site, we had a good understanding of the atmosphere and environment which would enable a good match for both the candidates we put forward and the existing team.

We handled all five stages on behalf of our client to build a pool of qualified job applicants:

  1. Planning
  2. Strategy development
  3. Searching
  4. Screening
  5. Evaluation

We provided the hiring team with regular reports, so they were involved in all the stages. By working as a recruitment business partner, representing our client we saved them time and made sure their budget was kept on target.

So why choose Benjamin Edwards?

  • We are great listeners and offer an honest, refreshing and ethical approach to recruitment
  • Solid local knowledge of both candidates and companies in Lincolnshire & surrounding areas
  • We combine old school recruitment with new-age technology
  • Full end to end recruitment process
  • Advertising
  • Free local market analysis & advice
  • Free remuneration package advice
  • Search & Selection
  • Retained services for senior appointments
  • Outplacement support if making redundancies​
  • CV advice
  • Careers guidance
  • Proactive candidate promotion


If you want to know more, or have a difficult recruitment issue please do get in touch!

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    We worked with Claire on a project for two vacancies and she was a pleasure to work with, professional and really knowledgeable about the sector which meant that she chose the right candidates for us to interview and subsequently recruit.  We would not hesitate to use Claire again for our recruitment needs.

Caroline Knight – HR Manager – Belvoir Fruit Farm

Recruiting for a Finance Manager “I recently worked with Claire at Benjamin Edwards when we needed to recruit a Finance Manager due to business expansion. We spent time detailing the vacancy and the type of person we were looking for to fit in with the rest of the team, and Claire was quickly able to suggest a number of candidates for consideration. Most of those put forward were a great match for our business, and I was impressed by how well Claire had understood both our requirement and the candidates she was representing. Following further discussions on the suitability and experience of the individuals concerned, we were quickly able to identify a short-list of candidates for interview, all of which were more than capable of successfully undertaking the role we had available. Thanks to Claire’s input in identifying and selecting candidates, we were able to appoint the most suitable person for our specific role. Based on this success, we will definitely use Benjamin Edwards again in the future.”  

MD – Engineering business in Lincoln

- Engineering business

Assisting a Commercial Accountant in their career

Claire reached out got in touch with me via LinkedIn about a new role that I could be interested in. It was a step up role that I might not ever have had the confidence to apply for on my own, but from looking at my profile and CV Claire advised that I was in fact exactly the type of candidate the company were looking for! Claire was friendly and professional throughout the whole process, and also helped me to prepare for my first ever ‘Virtual Interview’. The interview process on the whole was smooth, and Claire was available for all and any questions that I had. I am now settled in my new role in a fantastic company with great career prospects, an extremely fortunate position during these trying times that I would never have been in if Claire hadn’t found me and reached out. Thank you!

Lauren – Commercial Accountant

- Food Industry

Benjamin Edwards Recruitment Lincolnshire