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I love my business – FGS Recruitment

Feb 08, 2016

Leading up to Valentine’s Day we have interviewed three businesses about how they got started, what they love about their business and what are their goals for the year ahead – Let’s meet Michelle from FGS Recruitment. 

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Name: Michelle Smith

Role: Managing Director

Company: FGS Recruitment

Introductions – Tell us about yourself


Hi, I’m Michelle, co-owner of FGS Recruitment. Not being a natural leader, I hand all the management duties over to co-founder Billy but remain very hand’s on with the sales side of the business.

I love building client relationships and getting a firm understanding of the client’s requirements acting as an extension of their business. As a mum of two and self-confessed pasta addict, my favourite pastime is sleeping and I would say napping is the new clubbing.

One day I had an idea…

FGS Recruitment started in 2008 by myself and husband, Billy, from our kitchen table. We had a vision to create a recruitment company with a difference. Billy and I spent several years working for large corporate agencies where we were highly targeted against KPI’s such as the number of phone calls made per day, the number of CV’s sent per week and vowed that we could do it differently.

Why do you love what you do?

I love the flexibility that being my own boss gives me especially with two young children to look after. The majority of the team also have small children so I’m so glad that I can extend that flexibility onto the rest of the team with flexible working hours, part time employees and options to work from home when needed.

Have there been any challenges?

As with any business there are always challenges and I would say our biggest challenge so far has been deciding to grow the company from the two of us, to a company with offices and employees. We have no regrets though and look forward to exciting times ahead.

What goals do you have for your business this year?

We have plans to open a new office in London in the next few months with the Digital Media division of the business. We also plan to grow our team steadily in both the Kent and London offices.

If I wasn’t in this fabulous career now I would have…

Run a dog’s sanctuary

We love a fun fact here at Lumina, can you tell us something fun about either yourself or your business?

I have a case of OCD and with two messy children this is not a good mix.

To find out more about Michelle and how FGS Recruitment could help find the right employees for your business visit their website –