Forces Recruitment Services (West Midlands) specialise in placing Ex-Military candidates into Civilian Employment. This includes members of the Armed Forces that are currently leaving, as well as those who have already left.
Paul Lewis - Regional Director
Paul joined the Army in 1989 and served in many roles, including being a member of the Adjutants General Corps where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Paul served in many places around the world including the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and Germany and has been on Operational Tours to Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq.
Having been medically discharge from the Army unexpectedly, Paul decided to look for a new career direction that still maintained a link with the Armed Forces whilst giving him the opportunity to take control of his own destiny by being his own boss.
Paul’s 21 year service history with the Army has given him not only an excellent background of working in a demanding role but also a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills that he has been able to carry forward into his role as Regional Director of Forces Recruitment Services (East Birmingham). Being highly motivated and self driven are key attributes that Paul uses to carry his business forward and make it a success.
Paul feels that his own knowledge of the military and the resettlement process enable him to find the right candidates for the right clients. Coupled together with good knowledge of how trades and skills transfer from the military to the commercial market, Paul is confident that the FRS (East Birmingham) office will be able to provide a first rate service to both candidates and clients.
Amanda Babington - Recruitment Resourcer
Amanda joined FRS in March 2016, she is a self motivated confident individual, with the ability to communicate at all levels with a strong background in HR and Recruitment within national companies. Amanda has direct experience of payroll, recruitment, placements, sourcing, permanent, contract roles and logistics.
She is enthusiastic and passionate about delivering exceptional service, meeting and exceeding customer expectations and eager to develop.
Amanda will be assisting with resourcing permanent recruitment, placing candidates who are seeking employment with ex military skills.
Paul Cadman - Non-Executive Director
Paul is an energetic, solutions-driven and pragmatic Senior Executive with excellent people-facing skills, business transformation expertise, and a proven track record leading P&L/growth strategy, B2B/B2C operations, restructuring and performance improvements to optimise efficiency, productivity and profitability in highly competitive commercial settings.
Paul is a highly accomplished in directing large multi-sited teams, he strives to deliver the highest standards and have repeatedly earned the confidence of senior stakeholders by making intelligent and cost-effective decisions in difficult and deadline driven situations. As a vastly experienced commercial negotiator, he can influence, engage and empower at all levels both within and outside of the organisation – relentlessly focused on execution, responsiveness to market trends and delivering outstanding performance.
He has completed 18 years plus within the West Midlands Fire Service and is also a highly respected businessman across the West Midlands. He has a passion for the Armed Forces and what they can bring to an employer and strives to push what Forces Recruitment Services can bring to an Employers employment program.
Paul, whose accolades also include inclusion in the Manufacturing Magazine's Top 100 most inspiring and influential individuals in Manufacturing and finalist in EY Entrepreneur of the Year, 2016; West Midlands Business Masters Manufacturer of the Year, 2016 and Acquisition International's Most Innovative UK Leader for 2016