Farmyard Frozen: Case Study

Farmyard Frozen

Company Background

Farmyard Frozen are an expanding start-up company based in Norfolk. After owning and running a restaurant for 6 years, they decided to branch off into creating high-end frozen food, created by top chefs which they sell in shops and direct to customers, delivering nationally.

Due to their business growth plans, they had the requirement for an Operations Director to join the company and take ownership of the new arm of the business. The ONE Group was recommended to Farmyard Frozen due to our expertise, experience, and knowledge of the sector and the success we have had in filling previous roles.

The Brief

Farmyard Frozen approached Elliott, one of our Technical & Engineering specialist consultants, to assist them with this challenging role. There were a lot of requirements; they needed someone senior with knowledge of the retail industry but also someone who had experience with this type of business model. Added to this they also had the requirement for someone who had expertise in factory and food safety.

Farmyard Frozen expected that this was going to be a challenging role to recruit for and that the recruitment process would take a while.

The Process

An initial online meeting was held between Farmyard Frozen and Elliot and then Elliot travelled to Norwich for an in-person meeting held at their restaurant. Within two weeks, Elliot provided a shortlist of five candidates. Interviews were conducted with two of these candidates. Farmyard Frozen were happy with both of these highly-quality candidates but one had more of the experience that they were looking for as well as ticking all of the boxes, so they offered them the role.

The Result

The whole experience with The ONE Group excelled beyond all of Farmyard Frozen’s expectations. Elliot was able to understand the requirements for the role completely and present the perfect candidate for the role, saving Farmyard Frozen both time and money. The whole recruitment process was efficient and timely.

Client Testimonial


"The whole experience with The ONE Group excelled beyond all our expectations. They were professional, enthusiastic, efficient quick, and found us the ideal candidate in a much quicker time than expected.

Elliot was brilliant. Within one month of the initial meeting, we had the perfect candidate. Elliot worked fast, did a great job, and was passionate and enthusiastic about not only our company but the whole process. He really got behind the brand and it felt like a proper partnership.

Elliot completely understood, from the get-go, what we wanted and who we were. He saved us a lot of time and money.

Usually, we experience disappointment with recruitment agencies where candidates are submitted who do not fully meet the brief but Elliot surpassed all our expectations and this was a completely new experience for us when working with recruitment agencies.

The ONE Group was a recruitment experience we had not come across before. It was professional and quick and all our expectations were met with the perfect candidates.

We highly recommend The ONE Group and would not hesitate to use them again.”

Hannah Jones – Managing Director at Farmyard Frozen Ltd


Elliot Iredale |Recruitment Manager, Technical & Engineering - Peterborough Office

Our specialist consultant Elliot assisted Farmyard Frozen to recruit for this role. He's been providing a specialist service and adding value to the businesses that he's worked with since he joined The ONE Group. Elliot is enthusiastic about what he does and loves helping people and companies solve their recruiting challenges.

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