“Finding the right people with the right skills is so important”
An interview with Alison Howell from Foot Trails
GO Get Organised helps businesses find the extra help they need – whether that’s through recruiting new staff or supplying expertise on an hourly basis. But what’s it actually like working with us, from a client’s point of view? We interviewed Alison Howell, founder and managing director of Foot Trails, to find out.
Foot Trails (www.foottrails.co.uk) is a travel company based in Bath, which specialises in tailor made independent and guided walking tours in the South West. As the business has developed, Alison has enlisted the services of GO Get Organised to expand her team.
So how did she first hear about GO Get Organised? “I’ve lived in Bath for about five years now; when I moved to the city I met Naomi at a networking event and it struck me how passionate she was,” Alison explains. “Later on when we were looking to grow our team I remembered our conversations together and got in touch with her.”
Since then, Alison has worked with us in several different ways. As well as providing ongoing support through the services of a virtual bookkeeper and PA, GO Get Organised has successfully helped Foot Trails with the whole process of recruiting for two permanent positions (a sales administrator and a guest liaison manager).
When it came to recruitment, we asked Alison why she chose us out of the many agencies she could have contacted. “Recruitment is such a hugely important part of any business,” she says. “Your people are everything; finding the right people with the right skills – and people that will fit the culture of your team – it’s so important. I think what GO Get Organised have is that willingness to very genuinely get to the bottom of who you are as an organisation, and what exactly you’re looking for, and the skills that really matter to you. And I just feel they do that so well; they took the time to really get to know us.”
The ‘virtual’ team at Foot Trails is also working out very satisfactorily. Through GO Get Organised, Alison employs a bookkeeper and a PA on a flexible, hourly basis. She explains how this arrangement is particularly helpful to smaller businesses: “When you’re an SME and you’re growing, you don’t necessarily always want to recruit a full-time – or even part-time – person for something like bookkeeping. So it’s great to be able to work in this way. It gives you flexibility, so if you need a little bit more help you can have a few more hours and so on. It suits us really well.”
We love working with clients like Alison to find the right person for the job. Why not contact us today to see how we can help your business grow through recruitment or virtual support?