Our Unique Approach

At Cottrell Moore, we pride ourselves on not being just another high street recruitment agency, but taking a unique, pragmatic approach to recruitment and HR.

We’re committed to building long term relationships with our clients and candidates. Like with any relationship, we believe that trust is essential to our work. When you come to Cottrell Moore, we will make an effort to truly get to know you and your organisation, looking at its history, culture and ambitions. We will analyse your current staff, and use them as a minimum benchmark for expectation. We don’t just want to find someone who suits the current job title, but a candidate who truly fits with your business ethos.

Our relationships are developed by regular communication and face-to-face meetings, listening to your needs and providing straightforward advice. Communication is key, and we strive to have clear, open lines of communication with all of our customers. We want you to feel that you can talk to us about any obstacles you come up against, and we will do everything we can to help.

We don’t just source potential candidates, but we utilise our rich experience in HR to help your business; carrying out psychometric testing, developing bespoke training plans, running ongoing recruitment campaigns and organising assessment centres, as well as always being on hand to provide HR advice and guidance. We’ll work with you as your business partner – we know what works and what doesn’t, and we believe that only the best will do for your business.


Experience with a range of organisations shows that, when combined with an assessment of knowledge and experience, using competencies improves accuracy in assessing people’s suitability or potential for different jobs.

We use competencies throughout the entire recruitment and development process. Using a competency–based approach results in a more efficient and fair recruitment and selection process, reduced costs and more productive, successful and engaged employees. Competencies are based on behaviours, characteristics, attitude and knowledge of high performers rather than just skills. We identify ‘what’ people can do and then explore ‘how’ they do it – we check for evidence.

This process ensures accuracy of suitability and consistency at every stage. It also means that we then have clear indicators of strengths and areas for development so that a focussed training and development plan can be put in place to meet both the needs of the individual and the needs of the organisation.

Our success in the industry is a result of our integrity and the genuine relationships we develop with our clients. You could be part of our next partnership, and enjoy the backing of successful HR professionals working with you to reach your goals. To get started, call 01473 239052 today to find out more.