Expert Food And FMCG Recruitment | The Sterling Choice
We are a highly experienced recruitment agency within the Food, FMCG and Engineering sectors

Who we are

We’re a group of people from varying backgrounds and careers including hospitality, leisure and sales. There is a common trend that runs through us all – we’re all ‘people’ people and we love what we do!
We don’t force people into roles or companies that aren’t suitable – we match people and businesses with the same values and meet each other’s requirements and expectations. And we do it really well.

You might be wondering why this is important, and perhaps we should be a little more professional as individuals working in recruitment. We don’t want to hide behind a mask of professionalism – we aren’t robots, we are human beings, and it’s that raw human element that means we are great at what we do.

How We Work

For Candidates it’s simple…We get it! We’ve been there! Give us a call, talk to one of the humans in the office about your past and where you want to get in the future. Are you looking for more from your job? Perhaps less? Work life balance? Whatever it is, give us a call and let’s talk! Whilst technology plays a big part in what we do, it certainly doesn’t drive our business forward, that’d be our people!

For Clients we’ve created our own 7 stage process based on our experience of working in the recruitment industry, that we believe enables us to match candidates with employers based on mutual values, visions and requirements. It’s not rocket science, it’s honest Recruitment done the right way! By taking the time to learn as much as we can about both parties using various methods including psychometric testing and leveraging technology that means we can reduce time to hire, we deliver a highly valuable service to both candidates and employers.

The Sterling Solution

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Our Values

Values are important to us. Without knowing an individual's or organisation's values, you can’t understand their direction, identity or vision – so we want you to get to know ours.

 

Shared Success

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Our Story So Far

Open for Business

August 2013

Utilising a dining room table, co-founders Gareth and Lukas set-up and begin The Sterling Choice.

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First Office

September 2013

Leaving the comfort and convenience of the kitchen, Gareth and Lukas open their first official office in Lynchwood, Peterborough.

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First Employee

March 2014

As business gets into full swing, The Sterling Choice hire their first employee.

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Office Expansion

October 2014

With the team growing, the office needs to grow too. In October 2014 The Sterling Choice take over a new first floor office. In particular innovating the space with state-of-the-art technology.

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The Sterling Talent Grows

January 2016

As a reputation for a being a forward thinking local business grows, The Sterling Choice recruitment talent expands to five new members of staff.

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Office Innovation Continues

July 2016

With continued growth of the team, The Sterling Choice take over the ground floor office and introduce a creative break-away space, dedicated to their team.

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The Growth Continues

January 2020

The decade starts with a full office following more internal recruitment.

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Our People

Lucy Thorp

A dog obsessed engineering recruiter. I love dogs and I love engineering. Call me if you want to talk about dogs or engineers and anything…

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Lucy Thorp

Jay Wyhatt

After completing a B-TEC in sport at Stamford College I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do…. Having tried other jobs that didn’t…

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Jay Wyhatt

Elisha Cann

I’ve been a recruitment consultant since 2007, a long time spent doing what I love. I’m truly passionate about my work – a company is…

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Elisha Cann

Matthew Klinkovics

Having been in the recruitment world for a since 2019 and coming from a background in sales, I successfully built a desk working inside food…

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Matthew Klinkovics

Nick Sweeney

After working many years in the estate agency industry with a proven record of achieving targets and results I have recently moved across to a…

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Nick Sweeney

Annaliese Hindson

If you’re impressed by animal noises, I’m your gal. My elephant impression is particularly special. If you’re barking mad, I’m the recruiter you’ll need. I’m…

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Annaliese Hindson

Sam Thompson

I’m not a Guru, a Ninja, a Rock Star or a Jedi. I’m an Engineering Recruiter. I was a big fan of “It’s not what…

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Sam Thompson

Hannah Foreman

I’m into mountain biking and running marathons is my absolute favourite past time….ok you got me, that is something that I’ll never be, but whatever…

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Hannah Foreman

Jake Balkwill

“I don’t know how to put this but, I’m kind of a big deal!” “I have many leather-bound back books and my apartment smells of…

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Jake Balkwill

James Cracknell

Since day 1 of joining The Sterling Choice back in September 2016 I have been recruiting across Quality, Technical and Hygiene, and after internal growth…

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James Cracknell

Daniel Szymanski

After a great three years of studying a sports degree at Sheffield Hallam University, a fortunate series of events led me into recruitment. Drawn in…

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Daniel Szymanski

Joe Wickison

I joined The Sterling Choice back in 2016 as an apprentice originally and since day one have looked after our Technical recruitment across the South….

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Joe Wickison

Gareth Whyatt

After 12 years’ experience within the industry predominantly focusing on Operations and Supply Chain, founding The Sterling Choice has provided me with the opportunity to…

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Gareth Whyatt

Lukas Vanterpool

I started The Sterling Choice with Gareth Whyatt back in August 2013. We’ve always remained true to ourselves and what it is we’re trying to…

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Lukas Vanterpool

Our Culture

We want to create a great place to work and since Gareth and Lukas started the business in 2013,
they have learned a lot about what this really means. It’s crucial to us that we can trust our team to
do their jobs, because no one has the time for micro-management- we value accountability and
responsibility. At The Sterling Choice, we all work really hard at our jobs, but also work hard to
create a diverse and inclusive culture and office environment that supports each team member to
do the best job they can, and make the workplace an enjoyable place to be. Like a family, the team
can be a little dysfunctional at times, but we all fully support one another.

We think it’s really important to celebrate achievements, and for Lukas and Gareth to demonstrate
their gratitude to the team. Hard work pays off. Day-to-day this can be seen by the team cheering
each other on as we ring the bell (see our Instagram!), while throughout the year days out and trips
away provide the perfect way for us all to let our hair down.

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