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CVUK: Leading international fashion and retail recruitment from the front

As we are now in our 15th year of being in business, it’s a good time to look back (with a fair amount of pride!) on what we have achieved.

We all know that the failure rate of start-ups makes disturbing reading – as many as 80% fail within the first two years. Recruitment start-ups don’t fare any better and the last 15 years is littered with recruitment failures – not least because of the 2008 crash and recession.

But out of all this, the CVUK Group has grown to become one of the leading international fashion and retail recruitment partners. Of course, we had humble beginnings – in fact, we began in a basement! But now our London offices are situated in Mayfair.

The company continues to grow. In 2018 we have a real focus on growth, but in a sense, nothing has changed since 2003. We have grown year on year, adding to our fantastic team as we move along.

Now we are truly global. In addition to our London offices, we are also located in Melbourne, Australia. Our business is all about working in partnership with clients to find the very best talent in Retail, Fashion and Non-Fashion sectors. This includes the likes of buying, merchandising and marketing; as well as production, technical, design and more. The brands we work with span the fashion, beauty, home, and lifestyle sectors.

We can now boast, not only over 10 years of professional experience but a proven track record of building successful and long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.
A ‘people are the business’ philosophy

Simple and straightforward

It’s a simple and straightforward philosophy but one that we resolutely stick to and keep front of mind in everything we do.

The secrets of our success lie with setting ourselves high standards, being skilled communicators and having a strong understanding of a sales environment. We are always approachable and are professional at all times. Business development, candidate networking, and client liaison are all integral aspects of what we do day-to-day.

The retail sector has a high employee turnover rate. 30% of employees envisage staying in their current role for less than 2 years. Matching the right candidates to the right clients is all the more important. 30% of employees envisage staying in their current role for less than 2 years. This is why our personal consultants form close relationships with candidates so that their goals and aspirations are truly understood. Our efforts are then focused on finding a position that is perfectly suited to the candidate. As well as going the extra mile we seek the best position for a candidate, we always keep in contact so that we are sure that the person is happy and settled in their new role.

Our clients say that our expert knowledge of the market and the industry really comes into its own. We seek out the best possible candidates for every role and ensure that we are crystal clear about exactly what a business requires. Our aim is to exceed expectations every time.

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