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Wote Street People Celebrate 30 Years!

Congratulations to TEAM Member, Wote Street People, who commemorated their 30th anniversary in December last year. The Basingstoke based business marked the milestone by hosting a reception party at their offices in Basing View. Guests included RSM UK, Basingstoke Consortium, Brevity Marketing and The Pink Place.

Over the last 30 years, the company has evolved into a multi niche recruitment consultancy and has come a long way since its founding in 1989 by Meta Oxley-Vale, who initially started the business as a driving agency. Wote Street People now serves small to medium sized businesses in Basingstoke and the surrounding area.

With over 80 years’ service and experience between the team, the company still maintains clients they have worked with from day one. Describing themselves as ‘brokers’, the recruitment agency introduces people to people, whether it is placing a candidate in a role, filling a vacancy for a client or to simply opening up opportunities for those who wish to build a better future.

Commenting on the 30th anniversary, founder Meta Oxley-Vale said: “Serving the Basingstoke business community for 30 years has been a real honour. Wote Street People has evolved over the years as has Basingstoke. Being able to adapt quickly to the environment has kept us successful. 

“As an independent recruitment consultancy we can react as the economy grows and shrinks, making sure that we deliver accordingly. However, being part of TEAM (The Employment Agents’ Movement) means we can also compete in the larger markets by sharing business.”

Recognising the importance of being involved in the community and endorsing their tagline, “People are our strength”, Maxine Hart is a long-standing trustee of the M3 Job Club and also works closely with Basingstoke Consortium, providing expertise for skill days in local secondary schools. In addition, Wote Street People regularly offers work experience to Year 10, 11 and 12 students from local school and colleges. Each year, the recruitment agency also supports a local charity; during 2019 this being The Pink Place.