Name and role: Aiden Wood, Team Leader of the Office team

Organisation: Stafflex

Sector: Office

Describe what your organisation does? 

Stafflex specialises in local recruitment. At Stafflex, we put community first, we utilise our excellent and honest reputation and reach within the community to support businesses with their urgent needs, or supporting them with finding their next hire. We know the importance of making the right decision when hiring new people into your business, and with our attention to detail and strenuous process, we usually get it right first time.

What does your role entail? 

I am currently working in a 360 role, as we call it in recruitment. I manage the Office desk from end to end, from finding the candidates to providing sales calls to prospective clients to provide the best opportunities available in the local area. 

Relationship building is key to any customer-facing role, and we promote this each and every day with everyone we meet. Our main aim is to earn trust and respect from whom we work with, so they know that their needs are with the best team possible. 

Meeting with clients and candidates on a day-to-day basis is the most exciting part of the role. Getting to see what Kirklees and Calderdale have to offer in terms of businesses and opportunities, and also getting to know my candidates down to what cuisine they prefer when they go out for a meal! We leave no stone unturned when it comes to understanding the ethos and culture of the businesses or people we are dealing with.

What are your hopes for Huddersfield 10 years from now (2030)? 

My hopes for Huddersfield are to rejuvenate the town centre with new retail stores, parks and an expansion of the Kingsgate centre. Huddersfield town to reach the premier league again would be an amazing achievement and something definitely achievable with the positive direction the club is going currently.

On a personal level, what do you love most about the town?

I moved to Huddersfield in 2009 and what really surprised me was the comradery and community focus within the town. I really like the togetherness of the community as a whole and the support that local businesses offer each other.

Where is your favourite place to eat/drink in Huddersfield? 

My favourite place is Home in Lindley. It really does feel like home with their British Tapas menu, and I recommend anyone coming to Huddersfield to try it.

Are there any recommendations or local knowledge you’d like to share with a visitor?

Don’t stick to just the town centre, Huddersfield is one of the biggest towns in Europe and you will find some treasures in the different villages and hamlets within the area!