Newton Aycliffe Business Woman makes North East business finals

Laura Claughan Owner and Founder of Whurk Recruitment Newton Aycliffe has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s North East Business Executive of the year awards 2014.

After careful consideration by the judges, it was confirmed that Laura Claughan had been shortlisted as a finalist.

Claughan has 10 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and now has a business that is 16 months old that she expects to see turning over £1m by the end of its second year. Though its only in its 16th month, Whurk is a noted organisation employing a team of seven staff who have already helped more then 200 people secure temporary and permanent work.

At 17 Claughan joined a local recruitment business as an administrator in Newton Aycliffe, her talent was soon recognised and in 2013 she decided to jump feet first and create a business, its home in the heart of the business park.

Claughan comments “ I’m delighted to have made the shortlist of finalists, its very exciting” “Getting WHURK to where it is today has been hard work but enjoyable all the same, im very proud of the business and my team who support me”

The winners will be announced at a glitzy awards ceremony on November 13.

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