Meridian Business Support

Established for almost 30 years, we’re an award-winning recruitment agency that operates in multiple specialist markets throughout the UK.
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Meridian Business Support is one of the largest independently owned recruitment agencies in the UK but, despite its size, the company retains a family feel and the wellbeing of its employees is a priority for the board.

Working at Meridian is about being part of the family, and the Covid pandemic had the effect of bringing the team closer together, thanks to virtual meetings. They gave managers the opportunity to spot and address any problems quicker than before.

A healthy balance of work and play is important at the company and there are plenty of social events throughout the year, such as football tournaments, nights out and charity events. At Meridian, the retention and development of employees is vital and that means creating a culture that encourages people to thrive and do their best. The company wants its people to love their job and enjoy going to work. It is proud of its stats on the review website Glassdoor, where it has a 4.5 out of 5 rating and 94% approve of the chief executive, Derek Skelton.

Retaining and motivating talent is a priority for the business and Meridian pays a great deal of attention to developing its people, as well as recognising and rewarding their efforts. It has an ethos of promoting from within, wherever possible, to ensure staff can go for opportunities as they arise.

Established in 1989, Meridian has grown from one small office in Altrincham, Cheshire, to more than 29 locations nationwide.

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My Team

91% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Outside regular team meetings, the company is keen to ensure that no one feels isolated and that the spirit of One Meridian is maintained, as it is a geographically diverse business. As a result, several unofficial groups from across the business have allowed teams to interact in a fun and less formal way.
Leadership

88% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

The leadership team is highly visible and supported staff during what has been a challenging 18 months. Leaders were instrumental in keeping their teams together with virtual meetings and updates, along with online socials. Constant communication from them, including expressions of gratitude for everyone's commitment, has helped to keep staff motivated and engaged.
Giving Something Back

82% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Last summer Meridian took part in Leonard Cheshire's Change 100 intern programme and offered a role to one of the participants for three months. Change 100 provides graduates and young people with disabilities or long-term health conditions the opportunity to gain the skills and experience to help them reach their full potential.
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91% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Outside regular team meetings, the company is keen to ensure that no one feels isolated and that the spirit of One Meridian is maintained, as it is a geographically diverse business. As a result, several unofficial groups from across the business have allowed teams to interact in a fun and less formal way.
Leadership
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88% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

The leadership team is highly visible and supported staff during what has been a challenging 18 months. Leaders were instrumental in keeping their teams together with virtual meetings and updates, along with online socials. Constant communication from them, including expressions of gratitude for everyone's commitment, has helped to keep staff motivated and engaged.
Giving Something Back
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82% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Last summer Meridian took part in Leonard Cheshire's Change 100 intern programme and offered a role to one of the participants for three months. Change 100 provides graduates and young people with disabilities or long-term health conditions the opportunity to gain the skills and experience to help them reach their full potential.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1989
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
38% : 62%
Male : Female employee ratio
31%
Employees earning £35k+
39%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
Our people are superb and inspire me every day. It is an honour and a privilege to be their CEO. Over the past couple of years we have, and are continuing to build, a special and unique culture. At Meridian Business Support every person matters and we are much more than just a recruitment company. Attaining the Best Companies 2 star accreditation means that our people, who are at the heart of this business, are happy and engaged which is what we strive for everyday.

Derek Skelton, CEO

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