Success Stories

Louise Triance & Angela Cripps interview...
'The one with...'

Success Stories is designed to give you the opportunity to hear from people that have 'been there, done that!'

Every fortnight, either Louise of Angela will interview someone from the Recruitment Industry that has been successful at starting their own recruitment business.

We will ask them the same 10 questions in 2021 and delve into what makes them who they are.

The Questions:

  1. What was the impending event that meant you wanted to start a start-up?
  2. What gives you confidence?
  3. What were you like as a child?
  4. How do you decide what takes priority?
  5. If you're at a networking event, sitting next to someone that you don't know. How do you strike up a really meaningful conversation?
  6. How do you tell somebody that they are wrong?
  7. How do you maintain a posiitve atmosphere in a business?
  8. What do you do to get motivated, when you're just not feeling it?
  9. What book changed your life?
  10. What have you done to help others during the pandemic?

If you cannot make it live for the show on Crowdcast, you can watch the replays in the Gym.

Why our courses work

  • Coaching Support

    You have the community in the Gym and the live webinars to get your questions and queries answered. We're a friendly bunch with positive attitudes, but that doesn't mean that we skip over the tough questions/situations.

  • Answering the question!

    Having someone else to ask to get an answer to your questions and queries, give you advice on your own business or desk challenges, can make the world of difference to your motivation to getting it done!

  • Learn from the best

    Knowing what's required... is just the starting point to success. The attitude and capabilities come from within you, so why not learn from the best and how they did it.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Meet your interviewers

    • How to watch 'Success Stories' webinars live

    • The 10 Questions

    • Nominate a 'Success Story'

    • The Recruiting Gym Book Club

    • The Book Club Interviews at the NEC - Recruitment Agency Expo

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    The Interviewees

    • 3.30 pm 20 Oct 2021 "The one with... passion enough for everyone" Kevin Tyler

    • 3.30 pm - 6 Oct 2021 "The one with... quality as a first thought" Richard G Bruce

    • 3.30 pm - 8 Sep 2021 "The one with... with added GPS" - Graham Palfery-Smith

    • 11 Aug 2021 "The one with... the rose-tinted glasses" - Ruella Crouch

    • 9.30 am - 28 Jul 2021 "The one with... his mark on recruitment in Asia" - Simon Childs

    • 30 Jun 2021 "The one with...the lady that has credibility to the max!" - Louise Rayner

    • 16 Jun 2021 "The one with... the ultimate networker" - Britta Mues-Walter

    • 2 Jun 2021 “The one with... an air of calmness but don’t be fooled" - Paul Metcalfe

    • 26 May 2021 "The one with... the lady who gives back" - Eloise Shelton

    • 5 May 2021 “The one with... the man that says “Eat the pudding first!” - Gary Ashworth

    • 28 Apr 2021 "The one with... the voice of an angel" - Melanie Maynard

    • 14 Apr 2021 "The one with...the one who always wanted to make a difference" - Laura Hartley

    • 31 Mar 2021 "The one with... the man with his fingers in many pies" - Miles Hunt

    • 17 Mar 2021 "The one with... the friend to everyone" - Alexandra Cheshire

    • 3 Mar 2021 "The one with... the most stylish lady in recruitment" - Toni Cocozza

    • 17 Feb 2021 "The one with... the Shedquarters" - Claire Ackers

    • 3 Feb 2021 "The one with... 60+ years of recruitment industry experience" - Angela & Louise

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    Next Steps...

    • More free resources for you

    • Recruiting Gym courses



Louise Triance

Industry hub, recruitment industry fixer, host of recruitment events and technology showcases as well as a trained psychometric assessor. I created and run the UK Recruiter knowledge network which was established back before recruitment networking even existed. The network is the most comprehensive set of information, services and links to all in the UK recruitment industry. Over the past 20 years I've hosted hundreds of events for recruiters, blogged regularly for more than a dozen years and published in excess of 900 weekly newsletters to an organically grown network of 30,000+ recruitment professionals.

Lead Coach

Angela Cripps

Angela, a recruitment advocate with 30+ years’ experience that’s still passionate about our wonderful industry. Angela has been training for 32 years and coaching Executives for 18 of those. She worked for Blue Arrow (the largest independent recruitment company in the UK at the time) and was lucky enough to join their award-winning training team. Since 2003, She's had her own company – Connemara UK and in 2020 took over the running of the Recruiting Gym.

Angela's aim is to make companies more successful and profitable through the development of their people and processes. Her passion is to travel, so she's worked with over 150 SMEs, throughout the world in 16 different countries so far.