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

Our People Our Values Our Solution Our Culture

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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New Office

March 2021

Sterling makes its biggest office move yet to meet their growth plans.

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US Expansion

August 2021

We launch into the USA with our first office in Raleigh, NC.

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Our People

Dan Bucciero

‘“With a sporting background, specifically within education and coaching, I felt a change in direction was needed and here I am in Recruitment, looking to…

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Dan Bucciero

Lucy

‘For 10 years I have been in the barbering industry but there is only so many times you can excel at a ‘short, back and…

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Lucy

Declan Crowson

‘I’ve been around the block some would say from HVAC to estate agency to sales and now I’m in recruitment, which I can definitely see…

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Declan Crowson

Ramon Waller

People and fashion are my passion. Obsessed with dogs, I have three and none of them listen to me (is has nothing to do with…

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Ramon Waller

Kathy Abdouch

I have been in Recruitment since 2008, with the majority of that spent recruiting for CPG and Food Industries.  Within my last role, I was…

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Kathy Abdouch

Oliver Donmall

After graduating with a History degree and travelling around Europe for a few months I began to realise that my dream of being Indiana Jones…

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Oliver Donmall

James Houston

I started working in recruitment in 2014 and specialise in Sales, HR and Procurement roles but more importantly, I am a massive football fan (you…

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James Houston

Charley Simpson

Having left education in 2021 I had a hard time trying to decide what to do with my career. I did look into it and…

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Charley Simpson

Jade Ludgate

After a whirlwind of a degree getting to study abroad, I graduated and didn’t know what to do! I have definitely caught the travel bug…

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Jade Ludgate

Jordan Wathall

I’ve got a mixed background in terms of where my career has taken me, from working on the roads to vehicle accident repair management and…

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Jordan Wathall

Adam Smith

I’ve worked in the recruitment sector since 2003, always being aligned to the manufacturing world. From holding a number of senior leadership roles since 2010…

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Adam Smith

Gianni Forcellati

After graduating from the Uni of Nottingham in 2019, I spent a year working in London before joining The Sterling Choice in my native Peterborough…

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Gianni Forcellati

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

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

After 3 years of recruiting for the Technical market around the Midlands I was lucky enough to be internally promoted to Talent Manager, which was…

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Hannah Foreman

James Cracknell

I joined The Sterling Choice in 2016, taking my first step into the world of recruitment. After a successful 6 years servicing the UK market,…

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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

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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