Radio Bath Live 

06.10.23 09:46 AM By Jim James

Passion and persistence the hallmarks of entrepreneur recruiter.

All smiles after the show. Jayla Wilcox, Steve Fountain and me in the studio.

Inspirational entrepreneur Jayla Wilcox came into the studio this week to be my guest on The UnNoticed Entrepreneur Live.

Different to my podcast, this is a live one hour show with a "Talk & Tunes" format that I devised specifically for radio.

Jayla has worked in the recruitment industry for many years, even though she studied law, and her success within the industry led her to her current role as MD at Simple Recruitment Jayla's area of specialism has always been ‘high street’ recruitment on both a temporary and permanent basis across all sectors.  Jayla founded Simple Recruitment in 2009, serving clients around Bath and the South West of England.

Starting as a consultant, she has experienced many facets of the recruitment industry and due to her success she has climbed the ladder quickly, from managing super-branches with £3million+ turnover in the Bristol marketplace, to Area Management covering 6 offices across Somerset and Wiltshire. 

It was always her ambition to start her own employment business that delivers a high quality, cost effective service but moreover an employment business that understands the importance of working with clients and candidates to find what is right for them- especially in an increasingly challenging market place. We hear about the amazing support of her family, her passion for client service, and attitude of "the only way is up."

  Some key takeaways from her life story:

- There is no competition, because you are uniquely you.

- Teams create success, and building a happy working environment keeps teams together.

- Purpose, in her case her 2 daughters, keep the entrepreneur moving forward even during the hard times.

Before the interview Jayla and I had a 45 minute session when we talked about the format of the show, and her song selection.

It's really important before being a guest on any show, or for any interview, that you take the time with the host to understand what's going to happen, the flow of the conversation, and what you would like to share.

" I found it a great deal of fun as a guest - the set up was light and not at all invasive or formal. The challenge of attributing songs to various scenarios of my business journey was a lot of fun and was a lovely was to piece my journey together I thought.

It was nice to get to speak about what and how and why I have arrived at the destination I am currently at and what motivates me to continue the journey. Very enjoyable. Thank you Jim" 

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Jim James

Founder UnNoticed Ventures Ltd