Since 2016, Samantha Turner has been running Headturner Search – a recruitment firm based in Worcester and says talent and a positive environment makes all the difference: “It wasn’t something I have ever really intended on setting up, I had to look for job roles locally due to family commitments.

“I set up the business in July 2016 and if I am honest it was very testing for the first 12 months and no matter how much you try to mentally prepare yourself the challenges just keep coming.

“I was so lucky to be supported by a very welcoming and unique business community that are paramount to Headturners success to date.”

Sam, 31, says it is being competitive and passionate that makes her and her team a success: “Anyone that knows me well knows how competitive I can be and who best to compete against than myself!

"We have such a great team now including Oddi the office dog!

"All of us are really passionate about Worcestershire, the talent within it and the people who we help.

"The reward from finding someone their dream role is really quite rewarding, it can change an entire family dynamic so that’s a really great part of the job."

Looking back, Sam has advice for anyone thinking of setting up their own business:

“I think sometimes it feels as if I have already been in it for a lifetime! I have been fortunate enough to thoroughly enjoy recruitment for the last 8 years now and I couldn’t realistically see myself doing anything different now.

"Some might say I'm a recruitment lifer"

"I would say – GO for it! The local area is one of great growth and acceleration at the moment and the support out there for new businesses is exceptional.

"Even when things seem very tough if you really do stay with your original ethos and passion it will get you there and always talk to people - it is truly invaluable."