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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Established in 1989, Meridian Business Support has grown from one small office in Altrincham, Cheshire, to more than 29 locations nationwide. It 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 key priority for the board.

Working at Meridian is about being part of the family. A healthy balance of work and play is important and there are plenty of social events – Covid-19 permitting - throughout the year such as football tournaments, nights out and charity events.

At Meridian, the retention and development of employees is very important 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 Glassdoor stats, where 94% approve of the chief executive, Derek Skelton.

Retaining and motivating talent is a key priority for the business and Meridian pays a lot of attention to developing its people as well as recognising and rewarding their efforts. With a focus on succession planning, it has an ethos of promoting from within, wherever possible, to ensure colleagues can go for opportunities as they arise.

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My Company

96% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

When it recruits staff, Meridian showcases itself as a great place to work. Ahead of their interview potential employees are sent the Culture Book, which is effectively the firm's EVP. It summarises the benefits on offer and features positive survey results.

Personal Growth

85% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Since April 2020, when Meridian's training programme rapidly changed to virtual delivery, the head of learning and development has delivered more than 80 courses covering topics such as employment law updates, project management, time management, presentation skills, and creative thinking and problem solving.

Wellbeing

71% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

During the pandemic, the company offered staff access to virtual mental health courses, which were popular. It also worked in partnership with Suhail Mirza in the delivery of Inner Wellness webinars to support people with their wellbeing. This started with an overview and progressed to more in-depth material.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1989
Total number of employees
29
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
38% : 62%
Male : Female employee ratio
21%
Employees earning £35k+
15%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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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 - Meridian Business Support

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