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Tennial Personnel celebrates its fifth anniversary

Tennial Personnel is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month.

Dennis Tennial, managing director of the company, said making the jump from his previous secure salary to launching his own agency was simultaneously the scariest and most exhilarating thing he’d ever done in his career.

His Northgate Street-based business, launched on 12th January 2015, has grown steadily, and now employs five people, including his wife Jade. Tennial now has ambitions to build on his success by steadily establishing Tennial Personnel as a national brand. He said Colchester would be an ideal place to open a second branch office.

Tennial (pictured) said, “When I started it was just me, an office and a phone. I left a good job with a great salary, built on over 20 years’ experience in recruitment, and I was starting from scratch again. But I had the support of my family in making that big decision and five years later it has really paid off. 

“The key to any successful recruitment business I think is to stay humble, ensure your promises are deliverable, and realise you can lose loyal clients in a second if you fail to perform. It is also about putting good people around you. Reaching this milestone is a credit to my team’s hard work and talent.

“We have built a hard-earned reputation for first class service which is why, thankfully, our phone has kept ringing and the business has survived and thrived.

“The past five years have flown by, but it has been an incredible journey. Ipswich’s business community is buoyant and supportive and I’ve found it a great place to start and grow an enterprise.”

Tennial’s business has also allowed him to put back into the area in which he has spent most of his life. Tennial Personnel is a sponsor of local football clubs Trimley Red Devils and Coplestonians and also sponsors Futurestars UK, the Ipswich-based charity which offers schoolchildren in Ghana and Togo access to fully qualified sports coaching. The business also supports the St Elizabeth’s Hospice charity.

He added: “I have lived in the area for 35 years, so the fact we have been able to support these local teams and charities is just another reason starting this business has been so rewarding.”

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