About TribePost – Our Story
So who exactly are TribePost? Where did it all begin? And why on earth should you choose this fixed fee recruitment company over any other? Our Story tells you all the important info, and some of the fun bits in between. So go grab a coffee, sit back and read on …
Officially, TribePost was founded in February 2010 but, in reality, the idea for the company had been brewing a lot longer than that.
Two good guys sharing a beer (the beginning)
TribePost founders, Stephen & Martin, both started their careers in financial services. But being from opposite ends of the UK (Glasgow & Portsmouth) they didn’t meet until 2007 when Martin moved to Glasgow with his then employer.
Being new to Glasgow, Martin, naturally needed a tour guide of the city, and Stephen was more than happy to step up and show him the sites (bars). A beautiful relationship blossomed and the world was put to rights over a few beers.
Both were in the middle of qualifying as mortgage consultants when, boom, the market crashed in June 2008. Finding themselves in a very difficult position, it was time to think outside the box!
After some brainstorming (i.e. a visit to the pub), they decided it was best to look for a career change. Stephen secured a role with Monster Worldwide, at the time the world’s no.1 recruitment site, and Martin went to work for Hays, a global leader in the recruitment industry.
This is when things started to get serious.
The eureka! moment (the difference)
While working for these big-name companies, and comparing each of their roles, it became clear to the guys that a lot of businesses were looking for a service in-between the offering of a traditional recruitment agency and an online job board.
With this gap in the market, and the dream of running their own successful business, a dinner date was set!
Over a Domino’s pizza (Tuesday 19th January 2010 – a date always treasured) they thrashed out a plan and TribePost started to come together. Stephen and Martin strongly felt that by combining their expertise they could offer an agency-style service at a much more cost-effective price.
Wasting no time, they both resigned at the end of January and got to work on TribePost. Within 2 weeks they had incorporated a new company and secured a small office at Petershill Business Centre, Springburn, Glasgow …
The real hard work was about to begin.
Onwards and upwards (the journey)
Over the next 2 years they networked, called and emailed as many businesses as they could to introduce themselves and the services on offer.
As the concept was new to the market, it was very well received. (Back then, remember, the standard options were (1) use recruitment agencies to fill a role for a minimum of 15% commission or (2) use an online job website – the old advertise-and-hope approach.)
Some of TribePost’s first customers, who remain with us today, included household names such as American Golf and Flashbay Ltd.
As the business grew so did the length of the working days. It was time to recruit.
Since November 2011, we’ve recruited over 30 members of staff to fulfil the needs of our growing customer base. And, with more and more clients signing up with TribePost, there are no signs of us slowing down any time soon!
How we get the best results for our clients (the promise)
From the very start, we have strived to provide clients with the best possible service. And this passionate philosophy is instilled in EVERY member of the team. We will always go the extra mile to ensure you receive the high quality, tailored service you deserve. And, consequently, we’re able to deliver the results you actually want.
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Stephen & Martin
Stephen Pollard & Martin Paffett