Recruit & Retain

“70% of all insolvencies in the UK occur in the construction and trades industries regardless of the economic climate”
– Office for National Statistic

In brief…

Recruit and Retain is the people division of Evolve and Grow, developed specifically to help SMEs employing teams. We are not a recruitment agency but we can help you recruit, develop and retain top talent. We can help you to develop your own skills, and the skills of your team so your company maintains a strong and competitive position within your business niche.

How can Recruit and Retain help your business?

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We have a range of tools at our disposal to help you to recruit, develop and retain your talent:

  • Identifying the right people for your team
  • Team analysis
  • Designing recruitment processes
  • Producing development and appraisal plans
  • Providing coaching skills
  • Time management training
  • Skills for managing challenging conversations
  • Motivating your team

The BUILD System Scorecard

Discover the health of your Construction or Trade business in 4 areas; Sales/Marketing, Customer, Team and Finance/Systems.

Success Stories

Hear how some businesses have benefitted from working with Recruit and Retain – the people division of Evolve and Grow





If you’d like to learn more about how your business could benefit from working with Recruit and Retain then let’s arrange a fifteen minute phone consultation to explore a few key details. We’ll be very honest about whether we feel our services are suitable for you and if we think we can help then we’ll arrange a free, no-obligation face-to-face Discovery Session that should last about one hour. So you’ll get plenty of opportunity to decide if you’d like to work with us.

To arrange your FREE Discovery Session, please call on +44 208 633 3756 or email us.


Finding the right people for your organisation
Finding the right people for your organisation
Making the most of your team
Making the most of your team
Keeping good people in your organisation
Keeping good people in your organisation

More Kind Words

  • " In December we recruited our first salaried employee, which was a hugely motivating experience for me. Prior to this, I worked with Alison to ensure that when any employee starts with us, they are going to flourish and we did this in 3 parts by; 1. Documenting our company values so that all of our team members clearly understand and work to the same standards that we have always worked to. 2. Compiling a detailed job description with complete clarity on expectations. 3. Completed a competency framework which links both the job description and our company values I have always wanted any new member of staff to come to work feeling proud of Make Me Local and a key way to do this is making sure that they have a clear understanding of their job but to also be committed to the same morals and ethics that we hold. Having completed these 3 projects with Alison, and now having implemented them with my new employee, I can say how delighted I am with the result. Even though we are a small company, I know that my team are working in an environment that many blue-chip companies could only wish for and there is no way that I could have done this on my own. Thank you Alison, you and your team have been amazing through this project and have given me the foundations to now take my company to the next level. Yours sincerely,"

    Nathan Kelsey
    Nathan Kelsey Make Me Local
  • "Whilst being a long established and effective small charity, ChildAid needs to be, and is, run in the same manner as any business – with constant review and upgrading of its financial disciplines, strategic planning and programmes for growth and diversity in its marketing. We are now coming to the close of a year long business mentoring programme run by Alison at Evolve & Grow where we have sat alongside 3 other small businesses.  This has proven to be a very effective and informative process where we have all shared our ongoing blockages to growth and development and bouncing ideas off each other. Most importantly we have been led by Alison who has openly shared a wide range of ideas and strategies to prompt us into how to overcome specific bottlenecks in our businesses and to move us forward operationally, strategically and financially. I am indebted to Alison for her enthusiasm and expertise and highly recommend her as a business coach who can make your business evolve and grow"

    Martin Wilcox
    Martin Wilcox ChildAid

“As a team, we have a wealth of experience gained in both the corporate and SME world. We have worked at a senior level within large organisations and managed teams of more than three-hundred and fifty employees. So we’re well positioned to help businesses find, develop and keep good people.”

— Alison Warner

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One of our core principles is to make a sustainable impact to communities in need. We support several charities in the developing world and as our business grows so does that level of support. We do this via financial donations and by passing on skills and knowledge to generate greater independence.

Let us help you achieve your goals with a free, no obligation Discovery Session

Contact Us

Call us up on 020 3633 3756, email us via or complete the contact form here