Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Recruitment Agency
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    • 4th Floor, The Hub, 40 Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6DQ

About Thorn Baker Recruitment

Thorn Baker are a recruitment agency that supplies temporary and permanent staffing solutions to serve clients and candidates throughout the construction, industrial, engineering, facilities management, office and professional, sales and marketing sectors across the UK.

The company was started in 1988 and has offices in Nottingham, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Leeds, Manchester, Leicester, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle and London.

They’re led by Chairman and founding director John Robinson, and Chief Executive Officer Paul Jackman who was promoted to his current position in May 2017.

Their intranet ‘Brian’ (The Best Recruitment Information & Advice Network) has enabled their teams across the UK to collaborate, communicate and share best practice. With seven offices across the country, they communicate via the intranet, sharing everything that's good about the business and cascading information to where it's needed. From department specific information, to the latest social activity, details of the latest person to join the company to marketing collateral.

What is it like to work for Thorn Baker Recruitment

Thorn Baker runs a series of wellbeing initiatives, including providing eye-care vouchers, free drinks, and subsidised sports memberships. In addition, they offer free private healthcare for spouses and dependents of their employees.
My Company
My Company
Their company core values include: be the best, understanding, honesty and integrity, enjoy it, continuous improvement, passion and pride.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
In 2017, they paid out nearly half a million pounds in performance related bonuses, not to mention loyalty bonus, profit share, car allowances, generous holidays and numerous staff nights out. Munich was the destination for their 2017 High Flyers trip.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym

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  • Pensions

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%

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