Karen Chomse – KCR Solutions

Name: Karen Chomse

Business Name: KCR Solutions Ltd

Website: www.kcrsolutions.co.uk

Facebook page/group: http://on.fb.me/OuSM3I

Twitter name: https://twitter.com/kcrsolutions

Linkedin: http://linkd.in/QAYEnk

Where are you in the North East? Newcastle upon Tyne

KCR Solutions Ltd is a recruitment consultancy offering bespoke recruitment solutions in the following fields;

  • Finance
  • HR
  • Office support

We offer a tailor made service with a focus on the needs of both the client and candidate.  The client brief is matched against our database of candidates, every one of which is given an in-depth interview from one of our trained consultants to find out exactly what kind of role which they would be best suited to.

Every one of our client accounts is overseen by one of our Directors and we have a growing and enviable reputation for the consistently high levels of service we offer.

If you wish to discuss a vacancy or submit your CV please call us on 0191 2304600 or email enquiries@kcrsolutions.co.uk

When did you start your business and why?:

KCR Solutions started in June 2004.  Having worked for a larger national recruitment agency and been unable to get flexible working, I teamed up with my brother to set up a recruitment agency.

What gives your business the edge?:

We don’t have the bums on seat approach that lots of recruitment agencies have.  We want to place the right candidate in the right company so that both parties are happy.  We strive for repeat business and recommendations.

What is the best thing about running your own business?:

Having the flexibility to enjoy time with my family and run a successful business.

And what is the worst!?:

Working until the early hours as juggling work and family commitments doesn’t always fit into the normal hours of the day.

Describe a typical day running your business and balancing family life:

Dropping my children off, going into work, picking them up, doing various activities and spending time together.  After bedtime (which is often too late!) I then get onto my computer and work until whatever time is needed.

How do you envisage your business changing over the next 5 years?:

Our business was in the perfect position for expansion just under 4 years ago when the recession hit.  I was probably a year away from working only school hours and having all the school holidays off.  Since then however, it has often been an uphill struggle.  In 5 years’ time, I would like to think that we are in the position whereby we have expanded over and above that of 4 years ago.  I would like to be concentrating on the business development side and working only schools hours and having all of the school holidays off.

Do you have any advice for other Women in or starting a business?:

Go for it – it is the best thing that I have ever done and has given me the flexibility to see every school play and assembly as well being a successful and confident business woman.