Spotlight on a Bright Spark: Cathy Bates, MD of Essential Personnel

Our Spotlight on a Bright Spark series gives an insight into how successful business-people from Stockport and South Manchester got to where they are today.

Our MD Cathy Bates shares how she went picking potatoes to a 25 year (and counting) career in recruitment, and what she thinks you need to succeed in progressing to management level and making it as an entrepreneur.

Cathy is the Managing Director here at Essential Personnel, so we sat down with Cathy discuss how she got to where she is now, from some more unusual childhood aspirations and she shares how whether it’s potato picking or setting up in business, sometimes things don’t go to right first time!