About the business
We’re First Base. We’ve been matching candidates to the ideal role and supporting businesses to recruit and retain staff since 1997.
We place Engineers through to FLT drivers and PA’s, Assemblers through to Stores people, Production and Finance Staff through to Sales people and Solderers and Support Workers to name but a few. Based in Stroud, we’re our client’s best kept secret. We’re very proud of the way we operate and how we continue to uphold our personal standards in what is a highly competitive market.
We think what we do is simple; the very best for each candidate and client we work alongside. We will never cut corners or use sharp practice in order to get a quick result.
We have many many satisfied people passing through our doors every day who tell us that we’re reliable and quick. Don’t take their word for it though – we’d love to solve your recruitment issues and make life just that little bit easier as proof.
Lead Commercial Recruiter
Client Relationship Manager
When she's not in the office or being "mum" Tricia can be found out and about walking the gorgeous Lola (the family Cockapoo) or working out to try and keep the years at bay.
Since founding First Base in 1997, Tricia has also devoted significant time to many social and community causes.
A firm believer that a business should be based on responsible and ethical principles, Tricia is really proud of the contribution that the First Base team makes to local and national causes.
There can be no doubt where David likes to spend his free time. A private pilot for nearly 30 years,
his love of all thing aviation means he can be regularly found ‘slipping the surly bonds of earth’ to fly
out of Gloucester Airport.
From float plane flying in the USA to aerobatics over the Blue Mountains in Australia and recently even paragliding in the Swiss Alps – if David could have chosen any career, it would definitely have been in aviation.
One of the few Scots not to have an addiction to golf, Russ loves running and enjoys getting out in the countryside at lunchtimes.
With many years’ experience at the leading edge of the IT industry, Russ is the First Base guru who patiently sorts out the problems initiated by those of us on the team who are more technologically ‘challenged’!
Social Media Guru
Melissa loves nothing more than attending concerts and festivals. She'll be attending Reading this year so keep an eye out for her if you're there.
She's traveled to 9 countries thus far, her favorite being Japan. She's off to New Zealand at the end of 2019 to make it 10.
She's always keen to keep busy, at one point she was working 4 part-time jobs at once.
We are passionate about fulfilling your potential – See how we support you on your journey
We take the headache out of employment
We save time, money and stress
Tricia Hay, Owner Director
“My vision for my business in 1997 was very clear and the values remain the same. As a team, we have very clear ethics and we work to standards set in our own points of culture. Honesty, reliability and only promising what we know we can achieve is at the core of our business.”
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9-10 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AZ
M-F: 8am - 5:30pm