Stuart is the co-founder of Plus One and started the business in 2005 with his wife Claire Kingsbury. Following an earlier career in retail management, Stuart began his recruitment career in 2000 with an international accountancy specialist and quickly rose through the ranks, starting up and managing several branches as well as training & developing recruiters in his charge.
With a hands on style of management, a keen eye for detail and the memory of an elephant, Stuart takes a pride in developing the careers of those around him and providing the support and infrastructure to enable people to excel at their jobs. Stuart describes himself as an approachable driver and is something of a ‘techie’, so can often be seen diving under desks to sort out an IT issue or enthusing about a new piece of software that will further enhance the services that we can offer to our customers.
At home, Stuart is kept busy by being a father to four children, (as well as several dogs and cats). He further indulges his ‘inner geek’ in all things to do with retro video games from the 80’s and 90’s, as well as owning an enviable CD collection from the same era (your poor family!).
Since the summer of 2019, Stuart has been working with the Council of our industry trade association, the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation). In his capacity as Corporate Council member, Stuart assists the REC with development of policy and the upkeep of high standards in our industry, to the benefit of both recruiters and employers across the country.
"From finding the job to being offered it took less than a week and I put a lot of that down to how efficient and positive Plus One, and in particular Daniel Marlow, were during the entire process. I would recommend Plus One to anyone looking for a new position. Applying for jobs can be a very lonely and disheartening thing to do, Plus One made me feel less alone and for that I am very grateful. " - Jordan Robinson
"I have found Plus One very straightforward and professional to deal with. In particular, Joanna has kept me updated at all stages of the recruitment process and always responded promptly to any queries. Furthermore, she is extremely approachable, and more importantly, she genuinely seems to care about matching people to the right roles. " - Jane Parker
"Excellent customer service, very responsive and understood the brief very well. " - The Smallpeice Trust
"Highly professional company, would definitely recommend to everyone. Also, I would like to say a big thank you to Lottie. She contacted me regarding a job role and was able to support, guide to me getting a position with that company. She was extremely friendly and personable. " - Julia J
"Plus One have always delivered an excellent service, providing a high calibre of candidates at a very reasonable cost of hire. I would use their service again and I would certainly recommend them to any organisation. They have a very friendly team that will always go above and beyond to help in any way. It was a pleasure working with you all. " - National Farmers Union