Introducing Claire Brindle, Managing Partner at Smart10

About Smart10

November 20, 2019

Excellent client relationships

Claire quickly became one of the company’s most recognised and highest performing consultants nationally. Ten years ago Claire decided to start up her own business specialising in this quality, playing an integral part of the company’s success and year on year growth since it formed. Combined with her determination, hardworking nature and entrepreneurial spirit, she had the perfect recipe to start her own business. In her hometown of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, she now manages a team of like-minded individuals at the company’s brand new offices in the charming Attimore Barn.

Building a successful business

Claire’s determination, approachable nature and incredible high standards have played an integral role in ensuring that smart10 is one of Hertfordshire’s fastest growing and most dynamic recruitment firms. Claire has also been responsible for bringing on and retaining exceptionally talented and smart consultants to develop the brand.

Winning streak

Claire and smart10 Ltd have won several prestigious awards so far including: 

–  Judges Award at The Hertfordshire Business Awards 2012

–  Best New Business at The Hertfordshire Business Awards 2013

–   Business Person of The Year at The Hertfordshire Business Awards 2016

–   Entrepreneur of The Year at The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2016

–   Most Inspiring Business Woman 2019

–   Best SME at The biz4Biz Awards 2019

You can read more about our awards here.

60 seconds with Claire

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Passionate, professional and personable.

What do you like most about your job?
Working with such an inspirational team and making a difference to people’s future careers.

What is your biggest achievement in your career so far?
Being creatively and personally involved in the evolution of the smart10 brand including its values and personality, then subsequently building a team that reflect those criteria.

What 3 interview tips would you give a candidate?
Be prepared, be professional, and don’t forget to be yourself!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Doing what I do best, ensuring that the best talent is matched to the right job, and the right job has the best talent.

Any career regrets? 

How many years’ experience within the industry do you have?
13 years.

What motivates you?
Competition, reward and recognition.

Spending quality time with my two active boys who keep me very busy and entertained! Travelling overseas and enjoying a healthy work/life balance.