Location: Tenant at Harlow Enterprise Hub, Harlow, Essex
Following on from a career working in sales, it wasn’t until 2010 that business owner Ricky Clinton seized upon his first break in the recruitment industry. He was immediately hooked and knew this was a sector where his passion really belonged. In 2015, Ricky took the leap and started LBU Solutions, a specialist recruitment company for the construction industry.
We spoke to Ricky about how he turned his passion into a business.
What does your business do and why is it unique?
LBU Solutions is a recruitment company that specializes in supplying staff to the construction industry, on both a permanent and temporary basis. We have a unique blend within our company of industry experience, coupled with a youthful exuberance that sets us apart from the rest.
Have you taken on business premises, or do you work from home?
I started the company two years ago in my kitchen with just a laptop and a phone. Now we occupy an office at the Harlow Enterprise Hub, with another bigger premise within the Hub planned for 2018.
When did you gain your first customer? How did this make you feel?
We gained our first customer the week after starting the company, and I remember thinking WOW, now I need to find some candidates!