Alter Ego

Someone stylish and fashionable – you can never have enough handbags, shoes or lipstick!

Purpose in Life

If I work hard enough this will enable me and my family to see the world!

How can I help you?

I work with companies in Stockport, Cheshire and South Manchester to help them recruit for accounts, HR, payroll and experienced administration staff.

Bright sparks I look for

Office Managers, Legal Secretaries, PAs, Accounts Assistants, Payroll Officers, HR Advisors, Credit Controllers, Financial Controllers, Accountants

Jacqui Francis-Lamont, Commercial Recruitment Stockport
Jacqui Francis-Lamont, Commercial Recruitment Stockport
Jacqui Francis-Lamont, Commercial Recruitment Stockport
Jacqui Francis-Lamont, Commercial Recruitment Stockport

A little more about me

I’m the Branch Manager here at Essential Personnel, so my team recruit Bright Sparks into jobs with local businesses in the services sector in Stockport and beyond.

Before I started in recruitment, I worked as an account manager for some top fashion and beauty brands. So if you’re coming in to register with me, remember to dress for the occasion! It says so much about a candidate if they come in having made an effort.  I love meeting new candidates and helping them start a career – making sure you look the part goes a long way to making that next step up in your career.

My favourite thing about recruitment is meeting new clients and learning about their business. That, and making placements of course. Any excuse for a celebration!

I just want to say a massive thank you for all your help and support. I have to honestly say you have been the best recruitment agency I have ever worked with present and past. You truly care about your candidates and not about a 'sale' for commission. You are the only agency I have worked with who call before interview to offer support and provide confidence and also call after each interview to see how I got on. You have continued to keep my up to date with job positions and helped me believe in myself.

I am so happy to say I now have a great job with a fantastic company and I couldn't have done it without you all. You are all so lovely and are really a top recruitment company!


I was first contacted by Jacqui in March of 2017 in regards to some potential job opportunities. I was given sufficient information about the role and she arranged for me to come into Essential Personnel's office to register and discuss what kind of role I was looking for and what would be best suited for me. Although initially, I did not get the first job I was put forward for, Jacqui kept me updated and also introduced me to other opportunities. I had a phone interview this way, although I did not get that role. A few months later, I received a further update that the initial job I was unsuccessful for had become available again and I agreed to be put forward once again. This time, I got it! I was quite pleased with the follow-up that Jacqui had provided and grateful that she had put me forward for the role once again. Overall, I have found Jacqui to be a friendly, warm and professional person to deal with and I would not hesitate to entrust her with looking for opportunities in the future.


I cannot thank Jacqui enough for everything she has done for me in regards to completing the process of me starting my role. I've dealt with countless other recruitment agencies over the last few months whilst being out of work, with the general consensus being one of false promises and palming off without any real communication. This could not have been any further away from the case with Jacqui. Her communication was fast, honest and reliable. She genuinely went the extra mile for me in what was a tremendously complicated final process because of my references, and for that I couldn't be any more grateful. I've been climbing the walls in frustration over the last few months, and now believe I have found not only a job, but one I will genuinely enjoy and make the absolute most out of. Once again, I can only thank Jacqui so much for the effort and resilience she had put in in helping that be possible.


I have to say that i am most impressed with the dynamic approach both yourself and your colleagues on speaking have taken with what was originally a speculative call about an alert I had seen for a legal caseworker role. My original call was only on Wednesday and already you have clearly built a profile for me through your documentation and have been most helpful with putting my application forward to what transpired to be the organisation that I had been most interested in for some time, even though there had been no notification of the role on the organisation's website.

You have been most helpful in describing the process and the specific job requirements. You have met with me and completed the required documentation to create a profile with your company. Your advice that I ought to join LinkedIn was most helpful as after many years in the same role, I had not appreciated this vital and helpful tool in terms of networking and job search.


I just finished college and was looking for a full time job. The team was very friendly and welcoming when I went in to register, and I instantly got a interview which was very surprising.

The service was very fast and professional so Essential Personnel is definitely somewhere I will be recommending for friends who are looking for jobs with a future and progression.

BradleyCustomer Services

Thanks for your help in facilitating my successful application. With you taking care of the details I was able to fully concentrate on preparing for my interview. On the day your tips on interview techniques proved invaluable and I am sure contributed to the successful outcome. The service I received was seamless and speedy.


Thank you so much for your help in the past few weeks, I wouldn't have got this job without your persistence and hard work!

I just want to thank you for being so welcoming and insightful about the opportunities on offer. I'd definitely refer friends and family to yourself in the future based on the quality of service I've received.

You've definitely opened up doors for me and guided me towards a promising career path; and for that I'm very grateful!

Maram, Case Officer


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