Stafflex announces retirement of Director Maggie Netherwood

Maggie has been part of the Stafflex team since 2010

Huddersfield based recruitment agency Stafflex has announced that Maggie Netherwood, Deputy MD will be stepping down from her role at the end of July 2021.

Maggie originally joined Stafflex in 2010 in a telemarketing sales role bringing in a raft of new business and growing the desk substantially in a short period. A couple of years later, she stepped up into the role of consultant for the newly created office desk which she initially helped shape through her telesales work.

In 2015 Maggie was promoted to the leadership team as Sales and Customer Service Director and was responsible for the sales performance across all of the teams, as well as mapping out the business’s long term sales strategy. She then became the joint deputy MD in 2018 alongside colleague Abigail Stahelin-Hall.

Maggie Netherwood said: “I am immensely proud of my time at Stafflex and it’s extremely satisfying to know that all these years later, the business is still going from strength to strength.

“Stafflex has a cracking team and a fantastic future ahead – everyone has worked so hard throughout the pandemic to keep us afloat in a difficult period and I am delighted to step away knowing the business is in a strong position moving forward.

“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the sales team through such an exciting period in Stafflex’s history. Our growth strategy has come a long way with employee numbers now at 18 from 9 in just over 10 years.

“I want to say thank you to all the wonderful clients, candidates and associates I have worked with over the years, and also a special mention to Brian who has been a mentor and a friend – it has been a privilege working with him.”


Brian Stahelin, Managing Director at Stafflex commented: “Maggie has been an integral part of Stafflex’s growth and her strategic contributions have helped to leave the business in a much stronger position than when she joined.

“Maggie has successfully trained and managed a number of different teams adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the recruitment industry. Her leadership skills will be greatly missed too, she has the ability to coach and motivate staff with innovative sales techniques so there is no doubting her influence has been significant.

“Maggie has left behind a lasting legacy and a strong platform for us to build upon. We thank her for all she has done for the development and progress of Stafflex.

“We will certainly still keep her number in case she’d like to come back to work for the odd day!”

Asked what she will be doing with her retirement, Maggie responded: “I plan to enjoy myself! I will be seeing a lot more of my friends and family – in particular the grandchildren. I feel I need to make up for lost time having been in lockdown for over a year!

“I look forward to doing lots of walking and I will also be volunteering to help out with charity work to keep myself busy and to give back to our local community.”

Maggie has two children, three stepchildren and eight grandchildren, and is a life-long Huddersfield Town fan.

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