Our Mission and ValuesYour future, Our priorityOur MissionTo establish our business as the leading international Retail and FashionRecruitment Consultancy and to be universally recognised as such by ourclients, candidates, competitors and employees. To achieve this standing byconsistently delivering unparalleled customer service and financialperformance.Our ValuesWe have a detailed knowledge of, and passion for, recruitment.We deliver our service with honesty, integrity and efficiency.We encourage innovation, accept accountability and embrace change.We celebrate the diversity of our people and their ideas.
About FreedomFreedom Recruitment was formed in 1997 to provide a high qualityprofessional recruitment service to our portfolio of clients within theRetail and Fashion industries.Our success in providing this service has resulted in the expansion ofour business. Located in the heart of London and Birmingham ourteams recruit on a national scale across all specialist areas of the Retailand Fashion industries. Further demand from our clients has resultedin the establishment of our International Division.This brochure details the services we provide through our specialistdivisions.
Freedom Market SectorsFreedom’s expertise extends across the full breadth of the retail market.Here is an example of the sectors in which we operate:• Clothing, Accessories & Footwear• Beauty & Cosmetics• Sport & Leisure• Home & DIY• Electrical & Entertainment• Books & Stationery• Toys & Gifts• Hospitality & Events
DesignThe Freedom Design Team provides a tailored recruitment service for anexpanding portfolio of clients. Our clients range from luxury designers andcouture houses, to suppliers, brands and retailers.We supply both temporary and permanent staff across a variety of disciplinesincluding Graphic Design, Apparel, Footwear, Accessories and Homeware.With a strong understanding of designers’ handwriting we are able to offer aspecialist service ensuring that our candidates meet our clients’ styleperfectly enabling us to continue to build our reputation in this sector.We recruit for the following roles:• Creative Director• Head Of Design• Senior Designer• Designer• Junior Designer• Assistant Designer• Graduate roles
Production, Technical &WholesaleThis specialist division works in conjunction with a broad variety ofclients, from leading designers and brands, to retailers and suppliers.We recruit for permanent staff as well as temporary and interim.We assist our clients in recruiting a broad variety of positionsincluding:• Garment Technologists• Wholesale Sales• Account Managers• Brand Managers• Production Coordinators• Pattern Cutters• Sample Machinists
Buying & MerchandisingAs one of the founding divisions within the business, the Buying &Merchandising Team has established a strong reputation for bringingtogether the top talent in the market and providing an unparalleled level ofexpertise.Working in partnership with a diverse range of clients from high streetretailers, department stores and luxury boutiques, through to supermarketand multiple retailers. The Freedom Buying & Merchandising Team recruitsfor positions at all levels on a temporary, contract and permanent basis.The Team also recruits for more specialist roles including Distribution,Logistics and Supply Chain as well as Category Management and SpacePlanning.
Shared ServicesThe Freedom Shared Services Team provides a comprehensive service for anexpanding portfolio of clients from large high street fashion and generalretail groups, to couture houses as well as the fashion wholesale andsupplier sectors.We match candidates perfectly to roles and find the right ‘fit’ for our clients.The Team works with candidates across all levels within a variety ofdisciplines including:• Personal Assistant / Executive Assistant• Reception and Head Reception• Secretaries and Administrative Support• Facilities Management• Operations and Logistics• Visual Merchandising (Head Office Based)• Customer Service• Finance
Marketing, Communications &DigitalProviding marketing and communications recruitment solutions on both apermanent and temporary basis. Freedom works hard to establish long-termand valuable relationships with all clients.We work in partnership with many of the UK’s best loved high street brandnames and supermarkets as well as the fast-paced and evolving digital and e-commerce marketing sector.We pride ourselves on sourcing the top talent in the market and offeringthem the best range of career opportunities across the industry,including:• Event Management• PR & Communications• Digital• Brand and Category Management• Market Research & Analysis
HR, Recruitment & TrainingWe provide high quality HR interims and permanent HR professionals.We are able to supply any level of HR staff from Administrator up toSenior Business Partner / HR Manager.Our specialist team has developed a reputation for providing honest,effective and professional advice as well as access to a unique range ofHR candidates and clients.Our activities encompass the complete HR spectrum, including:• Generalist HR• Training Learning & Development• Talent Management• Resourcing & Recruitment• Employee Relations
Retail Operations & VisualMerchandisingOne of the founding divisions of the business, the Retail Operations Teamrecruits for a diverse range of retailers offering contingency solutions aswell as new store opening packages. Working in close partnership withour clients, we recruit for all store and field based roles including:• Head of Retail• Area/Regional Manager• Visual Merchandising Manager• Store Manager• Assistant Manager• Supervisor• Visual Merchandiser• Sales ConsultantThe Fashion Retail Team clients range from luxury and designer boutiquesto high street and value retailers. Working with bothlarge multinational retailers and independents specialising inareas such as menswear, womenswear, childrenswear,accessories and luxury goods.The Non Fashion Retail Team clientsrange from Interiors, Furniture, DIY,Sound and Vision, Electrical, Giftretailers and other specialist sectors.The Temporary Division suppliesretail temps on a 7 day service forall areas and all sectors. Providingshort or long term solutions we tailorour service offering to the needs ofour clients.
Beauty & EventsBeautyThe Freedom Beauty Team works with some of the most prestigiousand internationally renowned Skincare, Cosmetic and FragranceHouses within many of the leading Department stores and Health Spas.Our Consultants have a unique understanding of the calibre ofcandidate this industry warrants, enabling them to provideimmaculately groomed, professional and pro-active staff.• Skincare Specialists• Fragrance Consultants• Make-up Artists• Spa Therapists• Promotional StaffEventsThe Freedom Events Team works closely with clients, understandingthe importance and concept of individual campaigns, allowing us to“make it happen”. We provide a variety of staff including:- • Promotional Staff • Brand Ambassadors • Exhibitions • Live Events • Product Sampling • Leafleting • Models • Launches
InternationalInternationalThe International Team is staffed by a growing number of experiencedmulti-lingual consultants with a wealth of industry and recruitmentknowledge. To reflect the needs of a global market place, Freedom hasdeveloped a team to provide specialist Retail and Fashion services onan international level; our consultants’ approach to business isconsultative, providing assistance with logistics organisation and adviceon local taxation, legislation and culture.Representing candidates from graduates to Heads of Division, the Teamsources for all permanent and contract roles worldwide. These rolesinclude:• Design• Production/Technical/Wholesale• Product Management/Development• Brand Management• Buying & Merchandising• Retail• Head Office Support• Executive
Bespoke ServicesWe can provide additional services on an ongoing basis:• The use of Freedom’s contemporary interviewing facilities• Organisation and administration of Assessment Centres• Comprehensive candidate testing facilities• Skype interview capability• Skills based and psychometric testing• Client branded advertising for targeted recruitment campaigns• Master Vendor recruitment solutions• Dedicated page on the Freedom website• Salary surveys/benchmarking• Targeted headhunting projects• New Store Opening Projects
Why Freedom?Our Heritage: Freedom is one of the leading specialist Retail andFashion consultancies in the market with over a decade of recruitmentexpertiseOur Approach: We adapt our approach to meet the needs of each andevery client, offering creative and innovative recruitment solutionsOur Partners: Freedom has developed a unique network of industrycontacts and is focussed on developing strong, long lastingrelationships with both clients and candidatesOur Network: As one of the market leaders, Freedom is proud to havedeveloped a database of over 100,000 candidates built via referrals,headhunting, social networking and attending industry leading tradeshows and eventsOur Reach: Freedom offers a boutique approach with a global reachOur Support: In addition to standard recruitment solutions, Freedomoffers a variety of support services including salary surveys, marketanalysis, brand perception surveys, Freedom managed conferences &seminarsOur Commitment: Freedom is committed to adding valueto our clients and attracting the best talent in the market.