Concept Staffing affirms diversity commitment

Leading West Country recruitment company Concept Staffing has renewed its commitment to recruiting and selecting as diverse a range of candidates as possible for all employment opportunities.

Concept has also pledged to continue to provide all of its recruitment consultants with equality and diversity training, ensuring job-seekers and applicants continue to be treated with respect, and that all recruitment and selection procedures are free from discrimination.

Matt Southall, Managing Director of Concept Staffing parent company the Acorn Group, confirmed the commitment in the re-signing of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Diversity Pledge.

The Diversity pledge – launched at the end of 2005 by REC and Jobcentre Plus – is a commitment made by recruiters to harness the talent and potential of everyone to achieve business success.

Concept Director Karen Sharpin said: “As a reputable and ethical agency we recognise the significant benefits this pledge demonstrates to our clients, job-seekers, candidates and staff.

“It is an important commitment because it ensures we can continue to select from the widest pool of candidates, allowing us to fulfill our clients’ requirements quickly and effectively; and as all our consultants are fully-trained we are also able to advise employers on their obligations under the 2010 Equality Act.

“Ultimately, our clients will continue to benefit from the knowledge and experience that a diverse workforce brings.”

To find out more about the REC Diversity Pledge, visit

Concept Staffing has branches across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire, and is the South West’s leading provider of permanent and temporary recruitment. Together as part of the Acorn Group, the company finds jobs for up to 5000 temps with more than 850 different clients each week.