Select Appointments opens Watford banch
Chaya Malhotra, Select Appointments most recent recruit to its franchise network, officially opened the branch.
Malhotra is no stranger to the world of recruitment. Her first job after leaving university with a computer science degree was in IT recruitment where she excelled.
The mother of two then went on to build a substantial business specialising in preparing medical reports for lawyers. The company generated annual revenues of almost £2m and employed 30 people.
Her interest in the medical field subsequently spawned a new career in pharmaceutical sales using her business development skills to convince GPs and consultants of the efficacy of a range of drugs. A spell in property investing followed but the pull of running her own business proved too strong.
Chaya explains what attracted her to Select Appointments: “I did a lot of research into franchising and looked at various sectors. However, I had previously done very well in recruitment so I narrowed my search down to four or five recruitment franchises. Something just clicked with Select. They seemed to offer great levels of support to franchisees and have a great deal of integrity. I feel I will have the support of a large corporate but still have the freedom of being my own boss. I am very ambitious so I want to grow the business quickly and I’ll be taking on another consultant fairly quickly and eventually I would like to buy another Select franchise within the next few years. Having the back office functions and centralised billing taken care of means I can concentrate on developing relationships and business development which is where my real skills lie.”
She added, “Select offer fantastic marketing support for the brand with databases, websites, PR, social media, case studies and direct mail campaigns. It would have been difficult to replicate this under my own steam. I’ve also had one-to-one mentoring from an experienced recruiter in how to set up the business and guidance on the latest employment and recruitment legislation, which will prove invaluable. They have also introduced me to external resources such as factoring and credit reference companies who will be able to help me as the business becomes established. Overall I’d say the support I’ve had so far is second to none.”