Claire Brindle – Managing Partner

Claire LinkedIn picCommitted and passionate

"I'm completely committed and passionate about what I do. I never lose sight of my goals and the bigger picture."

Claire is an exceptionally self-motivated and talented recruiter, who benefits from a wealth of experience working within the local area. Over 10 years ago, Claire was initially hired as a Trainee Recruiter in Welwyn Garden City for a large, corporate recruitment firm. Due to Claire's outstanding performance within her role, she quickly progressed and was promoted on numerous occasions.

Excellent client relationship

Claire became one of the company's most recognised and highest billing consultants and was renowned throughout the region for her excellent client relationship building skills to all her candidates and clients. Claire's determination, hardworking nature and entrepreneurial spirit are what instilled her with the confidence to start up her own business – Smart10 Ltd.

Claire initially formed smart10 from a small office based in Welwyn Garden City, she is now responsible for managing a team of 10 in new offices based at Broadwater Road, in the very hearty of the town . Claire is an approachable, passionate individual who is completely focused on filling her client's roles and placing candidates in the right jobs.

Building a successful business

It's Claire's sheer determination and 'not taking no for an answer' which has played an integral part in ensuring that smart10 is one of Hertfordshire's fastest growing and most dynamic recruitment firms. Claire has also been responsible for bringing on and retaining exceptionally talented and smart consultants to develop the brand.

Winning Streak

Claire has won several Prestigious Awards during her success with smart10, including Entrepreneur of the Year at Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2016, Business Person of the Year at The Hertfordshire Business Awards 2016 and previously winning The Judges Award, New Business and Most Promising New Business in 2012 and 2013 within the first two years of setting up the firm...not bad!

60 seconds with Claire

Describe yourself in 3 words - Passionate, professional and personable

What do you like most about your job? - The interaction of working within such an inspirational team and making a difference to people's future careers.

What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? - Securing the opportunity to be part of my own brand at smart10, and managing a team of fantastic consultants whom are some of the smartest recruiters within the industry.

What 3 interview tips would you give a candidate? - Be prepared, be professional, and don't forget to be yourself.

Who inspires you? - James Khan - to go against other people's advice and take some challenging risks, to build a number of hugely successful businesses from nothing, to me, is highly inspirational!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? - Doing what I do best, ensuring that the best talent is matched to the right job, and the right job has the best talent.

Any career regrets? - Nope.

How many years’ experience within the industry do you have? - 9 years

What motivates you? - Competition, Reward and Recognition.

Hobbies? - Spending quality time with my two active boys, they certainly keep me very busy and entertained. Travelling overseas and enjoying a healthy work/life balance.