Making the right choice
PUBLISHED: 13:25 18 March 2011 | UPDATED: 15:08 20 February 2013
Fiona Legros worked in the hotel industry and then the retail sector, before joining a London based recruitment company in 1989. Since then she has run recruitment businesses for other organisations in Paris and Birmingham, specialising in executi...
Fiona Legros worked in the hotel industry and then the retail sector, before joining a London based recruitment company in 1989. Since then she has run recruitment businesses for other organisations in Paris and Birmingham, specialising in executive recruitment since 1999. She started Results Search & Selection in 2001.
What made you go into business?
A desire for greater freedom of choice in terms of driving the direction and focus of the business, and the client base.
What was the hardest thing about starting up?
The year we started, 2001, was an all-time low for the recruitment industry! Although we broke even in our first year, it was very tough to win and retain new clients in such a competitive market.
Have things always gone to plan?
Definitely not! Some of the best decisions have come from things not going according to plan. It's an old adage but, in my experience, you learn more from your mistakes that you do from your successes.
What do you do to relax?
Travelling is my first choice; leaving the business and domestic concerns behind and discovering new cultures and amazing places! Otherwise; socialising with good friends, walking/running and a monthly massage or reflexology session.
What are your plans for the future?
To grow and improve the business; making sure that we continue to add value to our clients' businesses and also to explore new ventures that will complement the current one. I am a qualified NLP practitioner and coach, so these are skills I'd like to make put to good use in the future.
Have you any advice to other women thinking of going into business?
Have a business partner or mentor from the outset who you can share your ideas and concerns with, as well as getting the best financial advice that you can afford! Recruit on attitude first, aptitude second.
For further details call 01926 741111 or visit www.resultsexecsearch.com