Meet the Busy Bee team!
We are a friendly, professional recruitment team holding over 25 years of combined recruitment experience. We are looking to become the most reputable local agency for providing the best staffing solutions across East Anglia.
Busy Bee Recruitment provides affordable, bespoke recruitment services to businesses across East Anglia including; Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. We take every opportunity seriously and are passionate about finding just the right match for every client and candidate.
People often ask us why we chose recruitment. The answer is YOU. We love people! Our team loves to make people happy. We love going home knowing we’ve made someone’s day, week, year, or hopefully their career.
Kayleigh Bysouth CertRP MREC
Kayleigh founded Busy Bee Recruitment Ltd in 2017 although her recruitment career started much earlier. Back in 2012, Kayleigh joined the industry as a Trainee Consultant and quickly gained her Certificate in Recruitment Practice (CertRP). Now, holding over 8 years’ experience recruiting across Engineering, Commercial and Technical positions Kayleigh is now a corporate member of the Institute in Recruitment Practice (MIRP) and takes more of a supportive role within the business helping to train and guide her team through their own successes. One of Kayleigh’s more notable achievements recently has been the accolade of winning Business Person of the Year at the Ely Business Awards 2019.
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Donna joins the organisation as our Associate Company Director. Strengthening the leadership team Donna will be looking to take the company in new directions and disrupt the current marketplace. Donna offers a wealth of experience spanning over 17 years in Senior Management roles within the recruitment industry specialising across both Commercial and Engineering sectors. Having started her early recruitment career in temporary staffing Donna is also able to add value to our temporary and interim division. Looking to lead the company through significant growth Donna has long term personal visions for the business which will see the company expansion plans put into active play. Donna is a loyal and hardworking manager, someone who will sit amongst the team and motivate good performance while increasing individual skill sets within the organisation.
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Courtney is our Senior Recruitment Consultant working within the Engineering Division. Courtney has over 4 years of recruitment experience and is an enthusiastic recruiter who likes going the extra mile for her candidates, with a passion for working on technical vacancies Courtney is a specialist in her field and has worked her way up in the industry from Administrator to Client Development Manager to Senior Consultant. Courtney understands the importance of nurturing good relationships with her clients and candidates, as such you will see Courtney out and about at networking events and building relationships with future job seekers – don’t forget to stop and say hello!
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Rachel Housden AREC
Recruitment ManagerRachel joined the business with previous experience in recruiting staff across various positions in a range of different sectors. Now holding over 4 years’ experience Rachel is our Recruitment Manager overseeing all sectors from Engineering through to Commercial; Rachel recently became a qualified recruiter undertaking her Certificate in Recruitment Practice (CertRP) and is now focusing on her Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Management with a view to becoming our Trainer for all new starters joining The Hive.
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Fausta joined The Hive and has quickly progressed from Recruitment Consultant to her recently promoted Senior position. Fausta has played a key part in the growth of our temporary division significantly utilising her experience from managing up to 300 temps at any one time, working with Enterprise organisations such as Amazon, DHL and Hermes. Fausta now recruits for permanent and temporary staff across; Sales, Marketing, Admin, Customer Service and Finance. Fausta thrives under pressure and enjoys being the saviour to many of our clients and candidates in their time of need!
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Bethany joined the business as our Business Administration Apprentice and has worked hard during her time here to also study her AAT Qualification while furthering her skills and experience in Accountancy. Moving over to our Accounts department Bethany supports the business with invoicing, credit control, forecasting and budgeting. Bethany works with the highest levels of accuracy and is also the main point of contact for our temporary worker payroll on a weekly basis.
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Oliver joins the team with over 12 months experience in recruiting professionals across a broad range of industries including Industrial, Manufacturing, Drivers, Warehouse and anything in between! Prior to recruitment, Oliver came from a strong sales and customer service background and offers a motivating approach to his work, he thrives under pressure and is able to find quick solutions to urgent requirements! With his hard-working honest approach, he has the ability to deal with high volume recruitment whilst delivering a professional service.
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Cherelle joins the team with over 2 years’ experience in Recruitment across both Engineering and Industrial sectors. Cherelle will place skilled and experienced candidates into various permanent positions around East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. Willing to go above and beyond for her clients and candidates Cherelle is very passionate about what she does and enjoys the thrill of delivering people happy news of finding a new job! If you are looking for someone who really cares about the process then Cherelle is the consultant you will enjoy working with!
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Jake joins the team as Associate Recruitment Consultant within the busy temporary division. Jake holds 7 years’ experience within Management and Leadership roles which encompasses his recruitment experience, dealing with high volume requirements he thrives well under pressure and able to meet urgent requirements. The vast experience Jake has in recruitment, people management and customer service will be a great asset in providing the best service to our clients and candidates within the high-volume temporary division. Outside of work Jake likes all things sports and fitness and will most probably be leading our office walks around Soham!.
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Matthew joins our team within the Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing division as Associate Recruitment Consultant. Having worked in recruitment for 6 months previously Matthew is looking to further his experience with our extensive training and development programme. Matthew has worked in a sales environment for over 4 years and is a confident communicator who enjoys working to deadlines but also has a passion for helping people. Matthew is driven by customer service and is looking forward to working with Engineers and Operatives looking to find their next role, someone who is considerate and consistent in their approach we think Matthew will be a welcome addition to our growing team!
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Aimee joins the organisation to work specifically with our job seekers. In a bid to look after our candidates in the very best way Aimee will be focusing on delivering the very best customer service, focusing on candidate registrations both face to face and via video. Aimee’s sole focus will be on ensuring that you, the candidate, gets updated at every stage of the process whilst working hard to find you your dream job! Aimee has a strong background in administration and customer service and says that her best feature is her smile! A friendly but professional addition to our team!
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Rachel acts as the cogs in the wheel of our busy office! Someone we couldn’t live without, providing admin support for our growing team of Consultants and 2 Directors Rachel is a hands-on organiser and meticulous in her work approach. Also supporting the business with all things marketing Rachel is naturally a creative person who enjoys photography and finds joy in making others happy.
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Hannah is our newest recruit of 2021 joining us straight from College having studied Sociology, Psychology & Applied Science. Hannah loves people, she is fascinated by learning about different cultures and backgrounds and feels that working within a recruitment agency would be her dream job! Hannah will be supporting the office with all things administration and customer service.
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Peggy is our youngest recruit having joined The Hive at just 8 weeks old. Peggy is always on hand to offer a warm welcome to our visitors, Peggy can often be found enjoying cuddles with the team or sleeping in her bed dreaming of whats for dinner! Peggy has aspiration in the future of beomcing Chief Pet which is something we will as a team fully support her to become.