Rachel Filby features in the "Women in Business" Edition of Absolutely Essex, August 2023

by Rachel Filby

RF Recruit - Woman in Business Feature

Q Tell us about your business and what you offer…

A I run my own recruitment agency in Chigwell, RF Recruitment Consultancy LTD which is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the Facilities Management and Finance sectors. I offer permanent and temporary recruitment services. I have 20 years’ experience of recruiting, having worked at a FTSE 250 company for 18 years as a Director prior to setting up my own business. I offer a consultative and sophisticated recruitment service with a high delivery rate.

Q How has 2023 been for your business so far and have you introduced anything new this year?

A 2023 has been great! I only set up my business in September 2022 so it is all still very new, but have already way surpassed my expectations for what I would achieve in my first year. I have worked with a variety of clients, large and small, local and nationwide and I am delighted at how many people choose to use an independent recruiter over the big agencies.

Q What do you think your clients like about you?

A I think my clients and candidates like my personal style. As it is my own business, I really care about all the people I am trying to help find jobs and I offer a very high level of customer service including consultative advice to companies looking to hire and job hunters. I have a number of clients who have used me for over 10 years as we have strong relationships based on trust. I work really hard and I always try to be kind as I recognise job hunting or recruiting can be a stressful time. 

Q Do you see yourself as an important part of the local community?

A I love Essex, we have lived in Chigwell for over 8 years, and I am proud to be a small business owner in the local area. Community is everything, and wanting to work locally is one of the reasons I stopped working in the city and choose to set up my business in Chigwell. I love giving back to the community and being on hand for my children who are at school locally.

Q As we approach summer, where in your area do you love spending time?

A As a family we love Epping Forest, I have 2 children, Ava 7 and Pippa 4 and a brand new puppy duke so we will be spending a lot of time walking him in the beautiful local area this summer. 


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