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How pub recruitment company FindMyPub.com found one couple their dream job

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How pub recruitment company FindMyPub.com found one couple their dream job

When Natalie Russell and husband Brian were looking for a new career challenge, they were naturally drawn to the business of running a pub. Having both worked in pubs during their 20s and Natalie’s parents having run one for many years, it was an easy choice to make.

The busy couple had pursued very different careers during the last decade – Natalie an accountant and Brian an engineer. And, although enjoyable, they wanted a career that they could both be a part of and to be able to steer its direction.

With some savings in the bank that they wanted to put to good work, they decided to finance their next career challenge – managing a pub.

But where to start? They began their search for a pub online and very quickly found FindMyPub.com an ‘end to end’ recruitment services provider to some of the UK’s biggest pub companies.

Natalie comments: “On finding the company and registering our details it all ran very smoothly from the word go. We spent quite a bit of time with our account manager going through our investment details, experience, previous roles and objectives and we were pleasantly surprised at how simple and seamless the whole process was.

“A few phone calls later and forms completed, we were ‘matched’ with three possible pubs. We knew which area we wanted to be in, the exact village and even the exact pub – all we were then reliant on was securing it at the right time.”

A few months down the line and the news was in – the couple had secured the pub of their dreams!

Brian and Natalie’s £15k investment secured them The Anchor at Canewden in Essex, which is owned by leading property developer and owner of 344 pubs across the country, NewRiver, whose pubs are exclusively available to rent through FindMyPub.com.

On top of Brian and Natalie’s savings, NewRiver invested a further £35,000, transforming this once neglected pub with a significant face-lift, a new state-of-the-art kitchen and two owners raring to go.

Fast forward two months and Natalie and Brian couldn’t be happier. “We always knew the potential of The Anchor, and we have transformed it into a real community pub that boasts great food, drink, event evenings, entertainment and a welcoming atmosphere.”

Helen Lees, managing director of FindMyPub.com parent company, MyPubGroup.ltd said: “This is one of our many success stories of owners who are making a real difference in the pub they have invested in and to the wider pub sector. We are so pleased that we have been able to help Natalie and Brian realise their dream of becoming landlords and wish them every success in the future.”

Notes to editors: FindMyPub.com was established nine years ago to provide a platform to bring together would be publicans with pub vacancies. Our strong relationships with pub companies, breweries and private landlords have been key to the success of the brand. From our earlier success, nearly three years ago, our outsourced division was born.

Outsourced now offers ‘end to end’ recruitment services to some of the biggest pub companies in the business. We manage and operate, remotely, as an outsourced division of those companies providing fully branded front-end recruitment services. We are completely embedded in the culture and ethos of the companies we represent.

FindMyPub.com offers a number of solutions to help clients; call handling service, web enquiry and email handling, enhanced screening service bespoke to your requirements and filtering solutions that will free you up to deal just with those applicants that meet your criteria. Each client we represent has a unique set of needs and requirements, and we provide a service on a ‘need by need basis’.