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International Women’s Day 8th March. Meet Amanda

It’s International Women’s Day and to show our support, we are featuring some fantastic women across the Sugarman Group business every day this week.

Our colleagues are sharing their experiences of work, their inspirations and talking about their career journey.

Today we feature Amanda Hunt at Sugarman Australia.

What is your current role & what does it entail?

My current role is the Team Manager of Allied Health in the Sugarman Sydney office.  A billing Manager, so whilst managing a team, contributing to the overall focus and profit. I also coach and support the team: understanding Allied Health market and being knowledgeable to discuss with clients and candidates: Negotiating with clients: Interviewing and supporting candidates: And having a handle on the profit and loss aspects of the business. It’s a varied interesting role that I enjoy.

Where did your career begin?

My career in recruitment began many moons ago, 15 years approx, whereby the famous reason “ I fell  into recruitment” comes into play. I did start and partially complete a Psychology Degree however did not complete the final modules, whilst I had a full-time Recruitment role. I have achieved other courses since one being I  gained Level 3 in Beauty Therapy passing with distinction. And I love doing wedding makeup at the weekends, although that has taken a back seat since moving to Australia, too busy Sup Boarding and checking out the scenery now. A great work life balance does exist.

How have you found being a woman, working in your sector?

In the beginning of my career, heavily male based however that has evened out over the years. Also varying in the recruitment sectors as I did start in the Finance and  Engineering sector. Other than that, just normal business being a woman, as per normal.

Is enough being done in the UK/Australia to promote women in the workplace?

To promote woman in Uk and Australia, yes. I worked in the UK for Cordant People and then was sponsored over to the Sugarman Australia part of the business. I went from Senior Consultant to Team Manager in less than 17 months. And littered through our business some strong woman in high achieving roles.

What advice would you give someone looking to start working in your sector?

Lend yourself to the Sugarman Core Values. (Candour, Disruptive innovation, Collaboration, Relentlessness) and maintain a high integrity, professionalism and a good old fashioned thick skin. And you will be just fine, and go far.

Which women in the media inspire you?

Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga (Although detest her name, not that she would mind that)

Who has inspired you growing up/throughout your life?

My parents. My best friend. Teachers. Anyone who has persevered in the face of adversity and triumphed, and has done that continuously throughout life with their grace and empathy intact. Always face your head towards the sun, that way the shadows fall behind you!


Sugarman Group Steps Up for the Homeless

Over 30 Sugarman Group staff members stepped out onto the streets of London in November to speak to homeless people and hand out care packages.


Figures from the charity Shelter revealed that 320,000 people are recorded as homeless in the UK, with the overall number of people rising in the last year by 13,000. This means one in every 200 people in Britain are homeless and sleeping on the streets or stuck in temporary accommodation, including hostels and B&Bs.*


At Sugarman we want to help fight homelessness. Our teams created 50 care packages to hand out in Central London. Each Sugarman division donated items towards the care packages, including socks, hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, lip balm, bottled water, snacks, pizza and sandwiches.


Mike Osborne, Sugarman Group Chief Operating Officer said: “We all found the walk a really emotional and humbling experience, meeting individuals who are in a situation they feel they can’t escape. One gentleman we met was 67 and had been living on the streets for 15 years – we offered food and warm clothing on a cold night and the gratitude was unbelievable. Thank you to everyone who donated items for the care packages to Sugarman locations across the UK. We look forward to arranging further activities in 2019.”


Danielle Secker, Executive Assistant at Sugarman Group, organised the walk and said “Working across the UK, Sugarman sees the effects homelessness has on communities – individuals suffering alone with a lack of support and ill health. We want to try and make a difference by not only taking the first steps to help end homelessness, but also hosting regular walks to donate care packages and support to those who need it.”


Sugarman Group is part of Cordant Group, the UK’s largest Social Enterprise.  We have an overarching social mission to make a positive impact on society and the lives of others and we are always looking for opportunities to support our local communities .


*Figures obtained from



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Apsco Charity Event

Apsco, one of the partners we work with, are hosting a charity ball on 20th October which is raising money for a fantastic cause!

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) was formed to give all firms involved in the recruitment of professional talent that have a commitment to excellence, the specialist support and distinctive voice they need to be successful. It gives candidates and employers a trusted badge of quality whilst providing member firms with an innovative range of services designed for them by recruitment experts.

Sugarman work to Apsco guidelines to maintain our commitment to safer recruitment practices.

The annual charity event Apsco hold is in aid of NSPCC ChildLine.  Apsco has raised over £1.6 million for Childline and are hoping to increase this impressive total this year.

ChildLine is a free telephone counselling service that has helped over 4 million vulnerable children in the UK. It costs just £4 to fund a call or answer an e-mail that will help keep another child safe.

To find out more about Apsco’s charity event, visit


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Sugarman Health & Wellbeing would like to invite you to our Macmillan Coffee Morning this Friday 29th September in our Watford and Stratford branches. Visit us between 10am and 12pm for free tea and coffee and £1 per cupcake/slice of cake.

Friends and family are welcome pop in for cake and a chat. You can also talk to a resourcer about joining Sugarman

Watford – Pearl Assurance House, 77-79 High Street, Watford, WD17 2DN
Stratford – 61 Broadway, Stratford, E15 4BQ

We can’t wait to see you there


Welcome to the Sugarman Series

We are pleased to introduce the Sugarman Series, a brand new initiative in which we share useful hints and tips every month for both job seekers on their job search and businesses on their hunt for the perfect candidate.

Sugarman Group is a specialist recruitment and service provider with expertise in education, medical and health and wellbeing roles. We have been supporting organisations to source their ideal candidates for over 30 years and have a real passion for placing the right people in the right roles.

Our first installment in the Sugarman Series is all about writing the perfect CV. We know what it’s like, you’ve found the perfect job, all you need to do is send in your CV with a covering letter, but where to start? This can be daunting for candidates but fear not, Sugarman can help! As part of the Sugarman Series of hints and tips in job hunting, here’s your guide to writing a top CV, giving you the confidence to highlight your skills and experience in a simple and effective format. Want to find out how to write a CV? Take a look at our first installment – The Sugarman Series – CV Tips

We hope you find the ‘How to write a CV’ guide useful. Stay tuned for next month’s installment in the Sugarman Series…