BIG-HEARTED dog rescuers have raised funds for the RSPCA this National Pet Month to celebrate the opening of their new pet-friendly premises in Lancashire.
Sisters Laura and Emily Leyland, who run Chorley-based recruitment business Fresh Perspective Resourcing, have been working remotely from home for the past two years, but last week they moved into Yarrow Business Centre to bring their whole team – including four dogs – under one roof.
“Our three pugs Louie, Jenny and Alfie – along with Lenny the Staffy – are such an integral part of our team that they even have their own job titles and profiles on our website!” says Founder and Managing Director Laura, aged 34.
“Scientific evidence shows that owning a pet significantly improves physical and mental wellbeing, which is something we are keen to promote in our workplace. Having four pets around with job roles such as ‘Chaos Coordinator’ and ‘Chief of Chilling’ should make us the happiest team working in recruitment today – and we are!”
The Leyland sisters hosted a bake sale on Tuesday, 24 April at their new office, in conjunction with a raffle. An assortment of prizes were donated by local businesses – including Diamond Hair, Flame Nails & Beauty, Leather Dog Co., Evie Pamela Glass, The Barbershop Nangreave and The Village Tea Room in Wheelton.
“We’re thrilled to have raised more than £100 for the RSPCA – a charity that, as dog-lovers, is especially close to our hearts,” says Talent Acquisition Director Emily, aged
30. “We had a fabulous day – calling in on our clients Cheetham Jackson and Marshall Peters, who donated generously to our cause. It was also a great opportunity to get to know our new neighbours at the business centre, as well as to introduce them to our four-legged colleagues!”
Fresh Perspective’s first office opening marks an exciting new chapter for the sisters, who launched their new take on resourcing in 2016.
Together, they have revolutionised recruitment in Lancashire – saving clients up to 50 percent by only billing for the time spent searching for ideal candidates rather than charging traditional placement fees.
As Emily says: “We are looking forward to welcoming existing and new clients into our office – that is if they can get past our ‘Head of Security’ Jenny the pug, who was adopted from Pug Rescue two years ago!”
To contact Fresh Perspective, visit www.fp-resourcing.co.uk or telephone 01257 228 040.