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PageGroup in partnership with Candlelight Products


The Candlelight story begins back in 1972 when we started out manufacturing decorative candles in the UK. Since then, we have evolved into a market leading designer and wholesale supplier of design-led giftware and home accessories to fit every room and every lifestyle.


As a trendsetter for over 45 years, we have created a highly professional company where the customer is our number one priority.
With decades of knowledge and expertise, we are able to meet the demands of the largest retailers; holding stock and regularly processing orders in excess of £1m.
However, just as important to us are the strong links we have fostered with independent retailers throughout our long history working together. For our independent customers, we offer great design, comprehensive product testing and quality assurance along with low minimum order values, and free delivery on UK mainland orders.
Our UK warehouse and showrooms are unrivalled in the trade, including our cutting-edge 150,000 sq. ft. distribution centre and an innovative showroom which extends over 10,000 sq. ft. We also have fantastic showrooms in Hong Kong which are open all year round and stocked with great products.Candlelight has previously used a number of recruitment agencies that specialised in different areas of the market. 
This created a disjointed recruitment process as agency suppliers didn’t necessarily understand our culture and this resulted in poor retention of candidates. It also meant varying terms and conditions, and increased costs. 
Michael Page were able to offer expertise in all key business areas, with local and relevant market expertise and a team of dedicated specialists. 
This effective process has resulted in the following placements in the last couple of months.
  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • National Account Manager – Fashion Retail
  • National Account Manager - Discounters
  • Logistics Administrator
  • IT Infrastructure Support
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Senior Buyer
Candlelight Products have been working with Page Group and specifically Chris Lyons and Louise Shepherd for several months now. Chris takes a highly personable approach to recruitment and from the start of our cooperation, showed a genuine interest in understanding our business and how we function as an organisation. We operate within a niche industry and require a very specific skill set in the people we recruit. We often ask for the near impossible but Chris and his team show great skill and judgment in only putting forward quality candidates that match our requirements.
Michael Page invested time to really understand our business and the culture we try to create.
Chris and the team at Michael Page has successfully recruited for a number of key roles for us including a Sales Director position which was a senior strategic appointment for the company. Not only is the team at Michael Page positive and realistic, they manage the entire process in an extremely efficient and professional manner and always presents our organisation well to candidates.
We regard Chris and Louise as business partners who work very closely with us and who really understands our business and are able to support us in every area of our recruitment requirements.
Mike Winch – Managing Director and owner – Candlelight Products

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