You can be confident that Focused Recruitment’s high quality processes and procedures are legally compliant as well as ethical.

We are accredited by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), members of the ALP (Association of Labour Providers) and have a GLA (Gangmasters Licensing Authority) licence.

We are also fully compliant with eligibility to work in the UK regulations.


Focused Recruitment complies with the Employment Agencies Act and Conduct Regulations 2003 and the REC Code of Professional Practice. For your peace of mind you can be sure we comply with the following:

  • Work seeker registration.
  • Work seeking services.
  • Temporary and permanent workers.
  • Dealing with clients.
  • Contracts with clients and work seekers.
  • Equal opportunities.
  • Data protection.
  • Training and induction.
  • Complaints procedure.
  • Overseas workers.
  • Payments to and from the work seeker.


The ALP is the trade association for labour providers in the food processing, warehousing, general manufacturing and industrial sectors. As members of the ALP we are committed to ethical and legal compliance to ensure our provision, use and management of labour is recognised as good practice.


Our GLA licence protects the candidates we supply into the food sector from poor treatment and exploitation. You can be confident we will ensure full compliance with the legally required standards the GLA stipulates. These include but are not limited to:

  • Fit and proper test.
  • Pay and tax matters.
  • Working conditions.
  • Health and safety.
  • Recruiting workers and contractual arrangements.

Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) is an EU directive designed to protect the working and employment conditions of contractors, freelancers and temporary workers. We take the implications of the directive – which include entitlements such as pay, breaks, holidays and collective facilities – very seriously. We will work closely with you ahead of each assignment to ensure both you and your candidate are fully protected.

Pension auto-enrolment

Focused Recruitment is fully compliant with the pension auto-enrolment scheme.

Speak to an experienced recruitment consultant today

Whether you would like to arrange a confidential meeting or have a vacancy you would like us to fill, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Call us on 01443 832400 or use the form on our contact us page.