Yearly Archives: 2016

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  • Four Nominated for Two Awards at the Made in Manchester Awards 2017

    Posted on 15th December 2016

    We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for two industry awards at the forthcoming Made in Manchester Awards 2017. Operations director Phil Sofield has been nominated as ‘Mentor of the year’ for his dedication mentoring over 50 young consultants.  Recruitment consultant Jessica Blackburn who started at four on our successful graduate scheme just two years ago is up for ‘Talent and Recruiter’ of the year, the same award which was won in 2016 by our head of Four HR Gemma Sofield The Made in Manchester Awards, are brought  by future pro-Manchester and celebrate the best of Manchester’s …

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  • Claire Sofield on Mentoring….

    Posted on 15th December 2016

    Our sales director and co-owner Claire Sofield has been keeping extremely busy over the past few months, becoming part of NatWest and RBS’s Entrepreneurial Spark – the world’s largest free business accelerator, for early stage and growing ventures. Here Claire explains: “Paul Bradbury a relationship manager at NatWest, approached me to see if I would be interested in becoming a mentor.  He was aware of the success we’ve had at Four and believed I could impart my knowledge onto others. Whilst I by no means know everything, I’ve been a part of building a business from scratch and have encountered …

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  • Sam’s Gift Masquerade Ball

    Posted on 6th November 2016

    On November 6th Sam’s Gift – our nominated charity – held their very first event. Four provided sponsorship and support to the team at Sam’s Gift to organise the Masquerade Ball which was held at Hotel Football. Sam’s Gift was set up to help teenagers and young adults who are suffering from cancer. It was established by Sam’s mother Susan and brothers Tom and Danny Nicholls following the death of Sam at the age of just 22 in November 2014 after a short but brave battle against T- Cell Lymphoma. Sam was a keen Manchester United fan so holding the …

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  • Four Front – September Issue

    Posted on 6th October 2016

    Read the latest edition of Four Front, the newsletter from Four. Stories this month include: How can SME’s increase profit The value of HR in a business Welcome to our new HQ Four Front – September 2016

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  • The Changing Work and Meeting Space

    Posted on 29th September 2016

    Workplaces are beginning to evolve. We’ve all been in boring, stale meetings where the involvement is low, the agenda is long, and there are a few yawns around the room. Predictably, start-ups and SME’s are the pioneers: a favourite format is the scrum meeting – a brief gathering that takes place at the start of most working days and asks that each member of the team shares updates and goals for the day. “We have a team meeting most days at 9.30am” Claire Sofield, sales director at Four Recruitment explains. “The meeting lasts about 20 minutes, and all members attend.  …

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  • What’s On My Desk

    Posted on 23rd September 2016

    Every once in a while we meet a fantastic member of our lovely #FabFour team, in our feature – Whats on my desk………… This week we meet Emma Rawlinson a recruitment consultant managing our retail team and a social media queen.  

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  • Four Recruitment Complete a Hat Trick of Awards

    Posted on 22nd September 2016

    We are delighted to announce that we have won our third Bolton and Bury Business Award.  The SME of the year award was presented to us last week. The award follows Family Business of the year which we won in 2015 and Start Up of the year in 2008. We beat competition from Bring Digital and Assembly Solutions – who also made the shortlist – to take home the award. Operations director Phil said: “We are really chuffed to bits, it’s great. We started off with just the two of us so to win three awards and be recognised for …

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  • Four Recruitment Selects Sam’s Gift as its new Nominated Charity

    Posted on 17th August 2016

    Sam’s gift was set to to help tenneagers and young adults who are suffering from cancer, it was established by Sam’s mother Susan Nicholls and brothers Tom and Danny Nicholls following the death of Sam Nicholls at the age of just 21 in November 2014 after a short but brave battle against T-Cell Lymphoma. Sam’s brother and co-founder of the charity Tom explains: “We wanted to do something that not only ensures Sam’s memory lives on, but help other teenagers and young adults in a similar position.  “The positivity that Sam showed throughout treatment is something that we want to encourage …

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  • Wednesday 10th August: National Book Lovers Day

    Posted on 10th August 2016

      Its #NationalBookLoversDay and to celebrate we’ve asked a couple of our #FabFour team to name their favourite books.  Here’s what they said: Jess works in our Four Financial team in Manchester she said “To be honest any of the Harry Potter books as I have read them soooo many times. “Also… from my teen years, Cecelia Aherne – where rainbows end…. Classic love story!” Daniel our administration assistant said “Got to be Alex Ferguson’s autobiography”. John a consultant in our Four HR team said: “When I was kid it was the Twits and I have just recently read this …

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  • Claire Sofield Announced as Vice Chair of the Future Pro Committee

    Posted on 2nd July 2016

    We are delighted to announce that our very own Claire Sofield has been selected as the vice chair of Pro Manchester’s Future Pro Committee. Claire will be joined by Sam Jones, managing director at Manchester based Tunafish Media who has been announced as chairman the committee which represents the region’s young professionals in promoting and developing young talent within Greater Manchester’s financial and professional sector. Together they will work on projects including The Made in Manchester Awards which returns in February 2017 for a sixth consecutive year (Claire was a winner at these awards earlier this year) plus a range …

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