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Purple Placements

Based in Reading, Berkshire with over 25 years of industry experience Purple Placements understand the key to finding the right fit. We pride ourselves on our level of service both pre and post placement for both the employee and the employer.

If you’re looking for an independent recruitment company with a passion for people to work with you and guide you through the entire recruitment process, look no further.We take an interest in you, your organisation or career and make it our business to help you be the best you can be.

Purple Placements are a specialist recruitment consultancy that represents everything that is innovative and emerging in the recruitment world.

Meet our amazing team members

(Seven fun questions we ask everyone)

Danyelle

Danyelle Tovey | Director

Q1: If you could choose a forever age, what age would you choose and why?

A: 19 My first year at University, met friends for life and my now husband. Parties, friendships, adventures, fun oh and some learning!!

Q2: If you were a super hero, what would be your super power and what would be your super hero name?

A: Wonder Women she is Diana Princess and a goddess in her homeland. I actually own the outfit so ready to go!

Q3. We like cake at Purple Placements, If you were a type of cake, what cake would you be and why?

A: A nutty Profiterole, nutty on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.

Q4. What’s your favourite happy hour drink?

A: Mojito first tried these in club Tropicana in Havana and haven’t looked back

Q5: What’s the weirdest/worst job?

A: I sold sofas over the telephone and actually sold one to Sandy Toksvig but when it was delivered it didn’t fit through her door. The delivery guys had to take a window out – she was not happy.

Q6: Who inspires you?

A: My three beautiful children inspire me to do my best.

Q7: Obviously, we love purple, what’s your favourite purple thing?

 A: My Purple Placements business card, my brother designed the logo and Jodie and I spent hours agonising over the colour – Yes who knew there were millions of different shades of Purple. Really Proud of our Purple.

Jodie

Jodie Clayton | Director

Q1: If you could choose a forever age, what age would you choose and why?

A: 31 because anything earlier than that wouldn’t include my 2 children

Q2: If you were a super hero, what would be your super power and what would be your super hero name?

A: PurplePower! My Power would be to find the perfect candidate within seconds!

Q3: We like cake at Purple Placements, If you were a type of cake, what cake would you be and why?

A: OH NO don’t mention cake I’m on a Diet!

Q4: What’s your favourite happy hour drink?

A: A Classic G&T with a good quality Gin

Q5: What’s the weirdest/worst job?

A: I once had a job on a golf course sitting on a high tower all day changing the score board. Amazing really because I hate heights.

Q6: Who inspires you?

A: My Family, My Business Partner Danni and my Team!

Q7: Obviously, we love purple, what’s your favourite purple thing?

A: Purple Placements of course I’m so proud of our brand and amazing team!

Joanne

Joanne Lewis | Consultant

Q1: If you could choose a forever age, what age would you choose and why?

A: I would choose to be 30.  Old enough to have a good job, some money in the bank and young enough to still look half decent.

Q2: If you were a super hero, what would be your super power and what would be your super hero name?

A: I would be ‘Lady Super Clone’.  My super power would be to clone myself as many times as I like to do all the things I love and hate in one day, achieving everything I need to do all at once.

Q3: We like cake at Purple Placements, If you were a type of cake, what cake would you be and why?

A: I would be a Carrot Cake.  An ideal way to get one of my 5 a day!

Q4: What’s your favourite happy hour drink?

A: Anyone who knows me knows that I like a glass of sparkling wine?  Any Prosecco based cocktail will do me just fine.

Q5: What’s the weirdest/worst job?

A: I’ve never really has a weird job.   Although I did do a face painting job once in the middle of a chicken coop.  That was quite an experience.  My most boring job was working on the changing rooms on a Thursday night at C & A.  Time goes very slowly with no customers.

Q6: Who inspires you?

A: No one famous.  My kids inspire me to do my best, that’s all I ever ask of them, so I live by the same moto.

Q7: Obviously we love purple, what’s your favourite purple thing?

A:  Well I love purple and all things purple.  I have a purple bedroom, so I can actually relax surrounded in purple!  I do love that the multi-coloured giraffe and zebra I painted are now all shades of Purple.  I love them!

Fran

Fran Clarke | Consultant

Q1: If you could choose a forever age, what age would you choose and why?

A: Probably 21, a great job, I had finished studying and had a fab social life and no debt! 

Q2: If you were a super hero, what would be your super power and what would be your super hero name?

A:  The ability to freeze time, so I had more hours in the day!

Q3: We like cake at Purple Placements, If you were a type of cake, what cake would you be and why?

A: It’s got to be a Victoria sponge, you can’t beat buttercream and jam – a true classic! 

Q4: What’s your favourite happy hour drink?

A: A blueberry muffin cocktail – you must try it!

Q5: What’s the weirdest/worst job?

A:  I can’t say I have had a weird or worst job, however one time that I will always remember – my first day as a personal injury litigator team leader, I was passed a case that one of my team had left and gone on holiday. The case was due at court that morning and a Barrister had not been instructed. I had to review the file, pick it up, meet the client like nothing had been forgotten, put the case to the judge and wing it…. luckily we won!

Q6: Who inspires you?

A: My mum inspires me and my two children, I’m so proud to be their mum 

Q7: Obviously, we love purple, what’s your favourite purple thing?

A: Probably the purple placement purple giraffe – I love the colour purple and my favourite animal is a giraffe. Fab ark work by our very own Joanne Lewis!  Purple placements is truly a fab place to work! 

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