John Adams of Careerz

Diverse Workforce - Careerz

Which project are you a member of, Start My Biz or Grow My Biz?

I started out as a StartMyBiz member and have now moved on to GrowMyBiz.


Tell us about your business.

Careerz offers a range of specialist recruitment services for SMBs based mainly in London, Kent and the South East and also throughout the UK. Our aim is to be a trusted partner and a “one stop recruitment solution” for technology, sales & marketing, finance, HR and support.


What and who inspired you to start up your own business?

With 20+ years recruitment experience I developed a passion to create a customer-focused and competitively priced hybrid service that takes inspiration from best practices in agency, in-house and onsite teams.


How are things going at the moment and is there anything you need help with?

I’ve spent the last few months preparing to grow Careerz in Kent, as there’s a gap in the market. Our target market is Kent businesses looking for a competitively priced, off-site, outsourced recruitment solution that works as an extension of their business. It would be great if GrowMyBiz could help us to expand in Kent through marketing and promotional activity.


What is the most challenging aspect of running your own business?

Having to get involved in all aspects of the business from business development, marketing, IT systems, process design, finance, HR etc. It is also what makes running your own business exciting.


What areas of setting up and running a business do you wish you had known more about before starting up your own business?

Support with online marketing and ecommerce would have been useful, particularly Google Adwords.


Do you have any plans to recruit or offer internships in the next 6-12 months?

Yes, I’m currently recruiting an apprentice and we’re dedicated to properly training and integrating them to offer them a great working experience and provide our customers with an excellent service.


To discover more about Careerz and contact John Adams visit the Careerz website HERE

(Photo by: Holly Skinner, Rabbits in Waistcoats)


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