About Us

Louise Smith started First Choice Recruitment in 1999 with the help of a small loan from the Prince’s Trust and a desire to be different from other agencies in the sector. Louise wanted not just to provide a reliable service to the clients but she also wanted to take care of the workers. The thinking is that if we take care of the workers they will try harder to represent First Choice with the client.

19 years on First Choice has built a strong reputation for being trustworthy and reliable. The original desire to be different has not changed and we care as much today as Louise did when she started the business.

First Choice prides itself on trying that little bit harder and wherever practical we insist that workers attend our offices for a face to face meeting before they are sent to site. We ensure that they hold the correct certificates, have the right level of experience, the right to work in the UK and of course the right attitude.

Louise Smith, Managing Director of First Choice Recruitment Ltd.


I started First Choice in 1999. Someone said to me “you can do that” so with a little help from the Princes Trust I did. One of my first clients, BW Interiors, are still a client today. On a personal level I love good food and to relax on a beautiful white coral sand beach.Louise Smith, Managing Director
Mission Statement
Our mission is to deliver a first class recruitment service whilst not compromising on respect for others and our commitment to our own values.


Our Values

We care about our clients, our colleagues and our candidates. We understand that we have to deliver a reliable service and we believe that the service we deliver is better because we take care of our workers. We always strive as hard as possible at ensuring we keep our promises.


We will always be honest with our clients, colleagues and candidates. We treat everyone with dignity and respect without discrimination.


We are focused on 3 core areas of construction; Interior fit-out, demolition & house building. With years of experience in these areas we still continue to build on our expertise to enable us to meet our clients and candidates requirements.

Vision Statement

To be the First Choice for construction recruitment for both clients and candidates by delivering a reliable and high quality service.


Why We Chose Bees
fcrl logoThe organisation of a hive rivals any well-run corporation
We work very closely with our clients in the construction industry to give them the best possible workforce. That means putting people first- first in quality, first in training and support, first in Health and Safety and first in our commitment to reliability.

Bees are social, each working to support the others
We’re in the business of building long-term relationships with our clients and our workforce. This gives us the flexibility to respond quickly and effectively to individual needs. Good communication is at the heart of a successful company. We know that on-going feedback enables us to guarantee satisfaction.

A worker bee can carry more than half its own weight
Experience has taught us that Health & Safety and efficiency work hand-in-hand. All our people work to CSCS standards. Looking after our team ensures that they look after you.

Bees turn over soil more effectively than earthworms
Our customers want skilled guys, ready and able to work — so that’s what we give them.