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Classpeople hires 3 to increase geographical reach

Classpeople has hired three new recruitment consultants to support its growing business across the South West and Midlands.

Imogen Kadwell, Florence Edwards and Kevin Parker have joined the Cheltenham-based consultancy, who specialise in the education sector, to widen the company's reach across its existing network.

Edwards and Parker have joined the primary school team, which recruits for supply, contract and permanent teachers and support staff, as well as leadership positions, whilst Imogen will be working in the early years Team.

Edwards, a graduate of Birmingham University, has an extensive sales and customer service background. Edwards commented, "I am thrilled to be joining Classpeople - this is an exciting time and I am looking forward to helping grow the business in Gloucestershire."

Parker has been brought in to develop Classpeople's presence in the West Midlands with immediate focus on supporting schools in Hereford & Worcestershire. His proven sales record as a member of the management training scheme at a leading supermarket retailer, plus his interest in education, made him perfect for the role. Having grown up in Worcestershire, Parker’s knowledge and experience of the area provides him with great insight into the local school systems, essential for growing the business in the region.

Parker said, "The field of education recruitment was what initially attracted me to the role at Classpeople. I believe that teachers, supply teachers in particular, are undervalued and Classpeople's ethos is something that resonates with me. I am looking forward to helping the company grow."

With three years' experience working with Early Years Settings across Cheltenham, Kadwell’s knowledge of the needs of local nurseries and pre-schools will help Classpeople provide the ideal candidate. Kadwell commented, "I couldn't be happier in my role at Classpeople. I wanted a new challenge, one which allowed me to make use of my past experience and turn it into a career - I can do just that at Classpeople."

Classpeople aims to offer an alternative to the standard teaching recruitment process to best match their teachers with the individual ethos and culture of a school. The agency was launched in 2003 by Lynis Bassett and has grown to become a leading market provider with offices now in Bristol, Swindon, Exeter and Worcester, as well as the head office in Cheltenham.

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