About Extrastaff


Extrastaff is a high profile, high street, rapidly expanding business based around simple yet innovative and professional business methods.

Our aim is to apply professionalism and quality to the blue collar area of recruitment. All branches are managed by highly experienced professional people, dealing only with the supply of semi-skilled, driving and industrial temporaries. All our offices are contactable directly on the office phone number 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, eliminating call centres and the need to remember mobile numbers out of hours.

Extrastaff was formed in 2003 by Tim Millward. Tim is a businessman and financier, with a background in accounting. He started in recruitment in 1988 and went on to form Big Jobs Recruitment Group in 1989. The first branch was in Hendon and the business specialised in supplying driving and industrial personnel. This well respected and well known business developed throughout the nineties into a six branch operation turning over £6m per year. The business was sold to a high street plc in 1999.

The purpose of the Extrastaff project is to apply modern, innovative business ideas, professionalism and quality to this often neglected area of recruitment. To achieve this, Tim has pulled together a highly professional and experienced team of people. By the end of 2004, Extrastaff was doing the equivalent level of business that Big Jobs was, before its sale in 1999. In other words, what took 10 years before, took 2. Extrastaff now operates from 13 locations and turnover for 2012 was over £17m despite the stalling UK economy.

Extrastaff was shortlisted as Best Temporary Recruitment Agency in the 2011 Recruiter Awards and won the award for Best Logistics Recruitment Firm in the 2009 Recruiter Awards also appearing as a finalist for Best Back Office Support Team. Recruiter has also listed Extrastaff for the last three years in their FAST 50 collection of fastest growing UK recruitment businesses in the UK- currently 44th out of about 16,000.

I have used Extrastaff to source delivery drivers on a temporary basis for the past few years and have always found their service to be excellent. The drivers have always been of a very high calibre, arriving on time with the correct paperwork and conducting themselves professionally whilst delivering materials to our customers...

Andy Ray, Branch Manager, T Brewer & Co Ltd

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