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Mr X Appeal Drives Charitable Ambitions

New Directions have been involved in the Mr X Appeal for a number of years. The Mr X appeal is a Swansea based charity asks businesses, individuals and groups of people to offer a Christmas present donation for young people living in poverty or care. The appeal has grown into a tradition at New Directions and has grown considerably over the last few years. In 2014 we donated around 100 gifts; this has now tripled with nearly 300 gifts donated. New Directions Pharmacy employee, Andrew Harris has helped contribute to the success of this appeal by getting 126 members involved from outside New […]


Making Bold Brave Decisions to Future-Proof the Team…a Blog by Leah Seltzer

Leah Seltzer

A little under a week ago, my brilliant ‘second-in-command’ colleague set off on the next big bold adventure of her life. It prompted me to make some bold decisions too that would mean our paths would meet again. Kate, who has been by my side now for around four years (and very highly thought of within our business), has gone off on maternity leave until 2018…when I write that in actual numeric facts - it makes me shudder. I am assured by most parents who have had maternity or paternity leave that the time they are out of their business role and learning to handle their new life is fast. […]


New Directions crowned: Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment – UK

New Directions are delighted to be awarded 'Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment - UK' in the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, the first award of 2017. This comes after already being shortlisted for a number of awards this year, including being announced as a Cardiff Life Finalist for a second year for Best Company. Industry awards enhance our reputation as a brand and we are always delighted when we are recognised as specialists within our industry. Jeff Tune, Chairman for New Directions comments, "We have had a number of awards for our Education recruitment, however to be recognised […]


New Directions Announced as Cardiff Life Finalist for a Second Year

Leading business services organisation New Directions have been announced as ‘finalists’ in the ‘Best Company’ category at the Cardiff Life Awards. This is a second successive year of shortlisting for the organisation who had a 2016 in which they won a flurry of awards and became Wales’ first supply agency to be announced ‘Gold Status – Investors in People’ status. Speaking about the shortlisting, Group Head of Communications and Marketing - Ruth Dalton said ‘I have worked as part of this team now for over five years. I have watched the growth and change within the business. […]


High Heel Hitches in the Work Place…a Blog by Sophie Cecil

The news channels we are tuned into this month are all discussing a really hot topic that has been central to women working since the time when…well women started working. What to wear in the office, what size heel, colour lipstick, hairstyle and beyond. Following the government report ‘High Heels and Workplace Dress Codes’ by the parliamentary committees for Petition and for Women and Equalities, our leading sector publication – Recruiter released a very interesting statement warning recruiters to review their dress code policy wording so neither gender are discriminated against. I […]


Welsh Organisation Named ‘Best Company to Work For’

A leading Welsh recruitment and training organization was named as a winner at the 2016 Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards. New Directions won as ‘Best Company to Work For (under 250 employees)’ at the 2016 IRP Awards. An IRP Award is the highest accolade an individual or company can receive in the recruitment industry and is unique in raising awareness of the positive role models whose exceptional work, and candidate and client care, sets the bar for all recruitment professionals and businesses to aspire to. The IRP Awards are the only recruitment sector awards hosted […]


A big THANK YOU for the Mr X Appeal Donations 2016

This year marks the fourth anniversary of the New Directions group of companies’ involvement with the ‘Mr X Appeal’. This appeal works to deliver gifts to children and young people across South Wales who will not have as much as others this festive period. In 2013 when we first started working to support this initiative, we loaded up one of our pool cars with presents and proudly drove the 40 miles down the M4 to the drop off point to add our offering. Well…fast forward to 2016 and we have had to recruit the services of Cardiff Bay Office Furniture – one of our own brilliant suppliers […]


#AntiBullyingWeek – Ruth Dalton, Group Head of Communications and Marketing – A Blog

#AntiBullyingWeek #PowerForGood For a creative type I adore statistics. I even had a bash at A-Level Statistics, it was a while back…but I recall I didn’t fair too badly. Numbers and the certainty and solidness of what they offer when negotiating in the workplace or at home give me confidence. This week is Anti-Bullying Week in association with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, a charity we as an organisation partner with to help raise awareness and eradicate the whole problem. We also work to support the plight of the NSPCC…whose website I visited in order to delve into some meaty statistics […]


Welsh recruiter first to be recognised as gold standard

New Directions, a leading Welsh recruitment firm, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK and becoming the first Welsh recruitment agency to do so. This accolade demonstrates their commitment to high performance through good people management. New Directions has 12 offices across the UK with nine being based across Wales. The group employs in excess of 150 staff and has been in operation since 1994. The company offers a number of services to the education, social care, domiciliary […]


New Directions Highly Commended for ‘Best Service’ at the Go Wales Awards 2016

On the 6th October 2016 New Directions was ‘highly commended’ at the inaugural ‘Go Wales’ awards in Cardiff for best service. The Go Awards have taken place in Ireland, Scotland and England for a number of years, and in 2016 as Wales celebrated their ‘Day of Procurement’ the country held its first ever event. In a ceremony held at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel, a sell-out audience enjoyed a three course meal and the company of host BBC Wales Host Roy Noble in an event that saw 16 organisations receive praise for the services they provide to procurement in the public sector. Speaking […]


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