Spencer Clarke Group celebrates turning five by donating to five charities

Preston-based recruitment agency, Spencer Clarke Group is celebrating five years of business by donating £100 each to five charities as nominated by their employees.  

The charities include Young Minds, Beacon Counselling Trust, Trinity Hospice, Medical Detection Dogs and GAIN Charity.  

Nominated by Recruitment Consultant, John Shorrock, GAIN charity is the only organisation dedicated to helping people affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome.  

John said: “I nominated this charity because a few years back, I had viral food poisoning which caused me to get an extremely rare illness called Guillain-Barré Syndrome. 

"Within weeks, it wasted my muscles to the point where I couldn’t walk and it took me three months in Trafford General to rebuild my muscles enough to walk with two crutches.” 

John continued: “Over two and a half years later, I’m still rebuilding those muscles. As the illness is so rare (1/100,000 chance), there are little-to-no resources available for support or education. It’s fantastic that I have the opportunity to give back through Spencer Clarke Group because it's something which is extremely personal to me.”

Formed in 2017, Spencer Clarke Group specialises in a range of key disciplines within both the public and private sectors, offering permanent, temporary, contract and fixed term career opportunities. They currently employ 29 people at its modern and vibrant office at Bartle Court Business Centre, Preston.  

Over the last five years, Spencer Clarke Group has been shortlisted for no less than 10 awards and they have moved into three different offices to accommodate phenomenal growth.  

Managing director Mike Shorrock said: “Our employees are the lifeblood of our business so collaboration is key in everything we do. Whether it’s staff training, deciding which charities to sponsor or a suggestion box within the office, it’s important that everyone's voice is heard.” 

When discussing Spencer Clarke Group turning five years old, Shorrock said: “I am eternally grateful to the incredible team who go above and beyond every single day to make Spencer Clarke Group who we are today. Along the way, we’ve worked with some incredible candidates and clients, building long lasting relationships, and setting the foundations for future growth.” 

Shorrock continued: “As a business, we’ve had our ups and downs and it hasn’t all been plain sailing, but I can’t wait to see what the next five years holds for Spencer Clarke Group and our team! To every employee, candidate, and client of Spencer Clarke Group, I’d like to say a big thank you and we look forward to the future!” 

Spencer Clarke Group turned five on August 1st 2022. To discover more about Spencer Clarke Group, visit spencerclarkegroup.co.uk