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You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘we do things differently’. But here’s specifically what we do differently – we match candidates and clients based on the unique needs of your brand and the personalities within it. We’re people-focused first and work hard to uncover and refine the finer details that create mutually beneficial matches.

When Juice Personnel was founded over 20 years ago, our directors, Kelly Smith and Lynn Mortimer, pledged to deliver a refreshingly different approach to recruitment. Mutual understanding, honesty, integrity and quality are the values that underpinned our ethos back then, and this remains true today.

We’ve placed thousands of temporary, interim and permanent candidates and know the commerciallogistics and industrial industries inside out. The depth of knowledge within our team gives us the freedom to put people ahead of positions, with some client relationships spanning 30+ years. 

Our reputation is built on the integrity with which we act. We know what’s required to fill vacancies in our sectors, but rather than ‘plugging gaps’, we build lasting, often career-defining, relationships.


We're proud to be a We are Wakefield (WAW) business community ambassador. WAW is a not-for-profit organisation supporting business development and collaboration in the Wakefield region. We're committed supporters of our local region and the people within it.

Our director, Kelly Smith, says: "I want our business to support others, support our local business community. When business relationships are built on trust, mutual respect and people having a genuine passion for helping others, amazing things can happen!"


We were voted Wakefield District's Employer of the Year at the Wakefield Business Awards 2022. Judges were impressed with the positive culture developed by our directors, Kelly Smith and Lynn Mortimer, our investment in personal and professional development, and our management team's ability to look past the paycheque when offering benefits.

Our director, Kelly Smith, says: "We're absolutely delighted to have won this award. Having been in business for almost 20 years, we have always made our staff's well-being and happiness a priority and we have an amazing team because of it. We pride ourselves on being able to offer more than a salary and so to be recognised for this, after all this time, is truly brilliant!"



Kelly Smith

Highly experienced REC-qualified commercial recruitment director, Kelly, has a hand in most operational aspects of the business. In recruitment for over twenty years, Kelly is professionally qualified in professional competence and leadership and management. She is focused on developing and enhancing Juice Personnel services to improve the client and candidate experience. She’s the perfect person to speak to you if you’re ready to begin your recruitment process and would like advice on how to get the most out of the Juice Personnel Service. 

Contact Kelly if you’d like a friendly, informal chat.

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Lynn Mortimer

One of the most experienced REC-qualified logistics recruitment consultants in Wakefield, Lynn is the ideal person to speak to for high-volume, short-notice transport-sector requests. Starting with her first role (straight from school) in logistics recruitment, Lynn has provided thousands of class 1 and 2 drivers to businesses in West Yorkshire and worked hundreds of major key accounts. Lynn has nurtured client relationships spanning 30+ years! 

Contact Lynn if you’re ready to become her next satisfied client.

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James’ mastery over our Juice Personnel accounts is a thing of beauty. Quite simply, James makes sure 100+ people are paid on time and in full every single week of the year. James has been with the business for 12 years, following an early start in the construction industry. His exacting attention to detail has earned Juice Personnel a reputation for receiving zero payroll queries and makes him popular with clients and candidates for obvious reasons!

Contact James if you have a question – he’ll answer it personally, which is rare in the recruitment agency world.

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Kieran Brown

Your go-to guy for logistics recruitment. Kieran has over ten years of experience in the logistics recruitment industry. What Kieran doesn’t know about recruiting for logistics probably isn’t worth knowing, and his extensive book of recruitment contacts adds immediate value for clients. Kieran’s move into recruitment at eighteen was an unexpected twist in his career journey. Still, he soon found that delivering people, management and organisational skills with integrity was the perfect fit.

Contact Kieran if you’re looking for a quick, honest response to your recruitment query.

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social media and recruitment manager

Terri Ward

The epitome of personable, Terri offers warm and friendly commercial-sector advice that’s relatable. Terri puts her personal touch on roles covering the entire supply chain, lending her expertise from everything from accounts and finance to sales and marketing. Terri understands the importance of resilience, which puts her in a fantastic position to help candidates succeed through continual personal development.

Contact Terri if you require someone to go the extra mile when meeting your recruitment needs.

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Give Marta an objective, and she’ll meet it, putting her 12+ years of logistics and industrial recruitment experience to good use. She’s our specialist recruiter for manufacturing and production, warehousing and food manufacturing and is fluent in Polish, making her well-placed to communicate with candidates that other recruiters can’t. She particularly enjoys the compliance side of recruitment. 

Contact Marta if you need unskilled or semiskilled workers fast to support your industrial operation.

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cert rp commercial recruitment consultant

Karen Wilson

Karen's friendly, genuine style makes her a firm favourite with clients. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, REC-qualified Karen is always calm and a pleasure to deal with. During her career, Karen has worked extensively in the care sector, recruiting for roles such as registered managers, care workers and clinical staff - if you need senior care sector staff, she's the person to speak to.

Contact Karen if you want to fill commercial roles in Huddersfield, Halifax and South Yorkshire or have care-sector-specific needs.

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construction recruitment manager

Bex Clark

Trusted construction recruitment expert, Bex, is our expert serving the UK nationwide. They provide an exceptional service to clients, acting with integrity and maintaining transparent practices throughout the recruitment process. With a rigorous vetting process, Bex ensures candidates possess the necessary skills and qualifications for successful placements.

Contact Bex directly or through LinkedIn expertise for a friendly discussion about your construction recruitment needs.

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Construction Recruitment Consultant

Ryan Brown

Ryan's extensive knowledge and deep understanding of compliance requirements are invaluable assets to our team. He possesses a keen insight into the ever-evolving landscape of health and safety regulations and compliance needs within construction projects. His expertise ensures that our clients receive comprehensive support in navigating and adhering to the stringent requirements of the industry.

Ryan's commitment to excellence and dedication to delivering exceptional service align perfectly with our values. His presence reinforces our commitment to providing top-tier recruitment solutions tailored to the unique needs of the construction sector.

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    What our youngest team member, Barney, lacks in experience, he makes up for in enthusiasm. Our cheerleading office furbaby keeps the team motivated and reminds us that the next good thing is waiting to be sniffed out. If you need a cuddle, drop by, and we’ll tell him not to chew your ear off with office pupdates… but we can’t promise anything.

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