I have used First Base for around 8 years and have an excellent relationship with them. I have used other agencies. First Base are in the upper quartile in comparison, with stand-out customer relations.’

Mike Seeley,

‘Thank you to all of the team for First Base’s help along the way, I can honestly say you were the best recruitment firm I dealt with and if I’m looking for a new job again in the future I will be sure to come to you!’

Candidate, Stroud

‘First Base understand what we want and ensure we have only relevant CV’s to consider. They’re easy to deal with and save me lots of time, hassle free recruitment.’

Bob Lewis,
Berkeley Hamilton

‘I had a sudden change of circumstance and needed to ensure I stayed busy, I went into First Base and I was immediately impressed with the application, speed and professionalism the staff showed, especially Lea. Lea managed to carry out a welcome meeting, register me AND find an employment position.’

Mike B.
Candidate, Gloucester

‘Tricia and her team at First Base always deliver a very personal service; professional, responsive and extremely flexible. I would recommend Tricia and First Base to any company in need of permanent or temporary staff.’

Sarah Lane,
Academies Coordinator, Cirencester College

Outstanding customer service provided by the team at the First Base. Nothing has ever been too much trouble. The team are knowledgeable, professional and honest, they can't do enough to ensure the customer requirements are fulfilled…please keep doing what you're doing 😊

Jake L, Tudor Rose 


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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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About the business

I’m very proud of the way we operate and ensure that we uphold our standards in what is a highly competitive market.

As a business, we have to have standard terms and conditions of business (as part of the Institute of Recruiters), but we much prefer to work to our own high standards put together over years of trading in the recruitment sector.

What sets us apart is that we listen, are ready to learn – making sure we fully understand your requirements. First, we agree with you when and how we can work together. We will talk openly about our pricing and be honest about how realistic your search is.

We will search our database of high calibre candidates using our knowledge of people that would fit your organisation or advertise using relevant media if necessary; we manage all applicants and make sure you get sent details of only those who are relevant; conduct interviews and appropriate skill tests; we prepare candidates for their interviews and liaise with all shortlisted candidates to make sure they know the outcome of the interviews.

Maintain and protect your brand with First Base. Our clients tell us we’re reliable, responsive and well connected.

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In short, we streamline the process to ensure that your time isn’t wasted and that the end result benefits your business.

Drop us a line to open up a conversation or call us direct on 01453 755 330

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