Meet the man transforming the leisure recruitment agency
From hotels and holiday resorts to fitness centres and leisure facilities, Cube Leisure are helping place professionals into their dream jobs. The man making this happen is Craig Barclay. Having worked in both recruitment and leisure for many years, it was a natural step for Craig to bring the two together and set up specialist recruitment business Cube Leisure. It’s this invaluable insight that allowed Craig to see the gap in the market and create a specialist business that delivers a service no one else is offering.
Craig says ‘I wanted to be able to serve an industry that I love and have a passion for, so it made absolute sense to use my and my team’s knowledge to support leisure candidates and clients across the country’. Working in theatres, fitness centres and holiday resorts like Haven and Warner’s for over nine years, Craig knows the leisure industry inside out. Because Craig has been on both sides of the process, he understands exactly what leisure professionals need from a recruitment service. That’s why Craig and his team are commited to delivering a personable, professional and memorable experience for their clients and candidates.
At Cube Leisure, it’s all about taking the time to fully understand the candidates they speak with and the roles they are recruiting for. Craig and the Cube team ensure they meet each candidate face-to-face to discuss the candidates’ career goals. This, combined with their in-depth knowledge of the sector, helps them deliver a service that goes the extra mile time and time again.
Craig Barclay at AMAGAZINE’s 20 Hottest Startups Networking Event
Over the last two years, Craig has worked hard to build a strong team that are just as passionate about placing the right candidate in the right role as he is. He says ‘In recruitment, you are changing lives, but in leisure you could be moving someone to the other side of the country for a role – so you’re not just finding them a new role, you’re creating a lifestyle for them!’. Whether his client’s will be putting together exercise classes or providing entertainment, they’re creating lasting memories for guests and Craig is proud to be a part of this journey.
Craig understands that many professionals in the leisure industry won’t want to be seen actively looking for a new job, so Cube Leisure can represent them without revealing their name and inform them of upcoming vacancies that suit them, offering a way for them to take their next career step whilst still feeling comfortable. Along with this, for larger leisure companies that want to manage their own recruitment requirements, Cube Leisure can complement in-house services by sourcing candidates that leisure companies aren’t able to reach.
Cube’s candidates and clients are always appreciative of Craig’s first-hand experience in the sector. Craig says ‘The feedback that we get from the people we have placed is fantastic, because we know we have placed them in the right role with the right company, in the right part of the country.’ You only have to look at their glowing testimonials to see Cube’s track record for making clients and candidates happy.
Always ambitious, Craig is driven to continue creating success stories and by 2020 he aspires to take Cube to the international market. With the ever-expanding holiday market abroad having such a big crossover with UK holiday companies, Craig hopes to be able to give candidates a choice of roles in the UK, Europe, and further afield – helping more candidates to expand their horizons.
Find out more at cubestaffing.co.uk