About Us

The business

XS Recruitment is an independently owned agency with over 30 years experience in the Greater Manchester area. Our majority of clients are based in the Oldham. Rochdale and Tameside area. We offer quality candidates and expert local knowledge that are hand picked specifically to your requirements.

Our specialism is to provide and manage your recruitment needs and offer a bespoke, personable solution to suit your business needs.

Our Client base is built on long standing relationships that have been maintained from our quality service we pride ourselves on. Here at XS our reputation speaks for itself for both candidates and clients which is why XS should be your choice of labour provider.

Our core values

  • Honesty
  • Proactive
  • Reliability
  • Integrity

Meet the team

A photo of Lisa, our Director

Lisa Barnes 


Having worked in the Industrial Recruitment sector for the last 12 years, Lisa has an extensive knowledge of the local area and has supported business set ups to achieve their core staff and grow their businesses to large Blue Chip clients with their volume recruitment.

With a previous background of Logistics and Supply Chain for over 15 years, Lisa has a sound understanding of your all business requirements and can also advise and support to assist your current workforce.

Lisa McDermott who handles our Business Development

Lisa McDermott

Business Development

With 19 years’ experience in the recruitment sector, Lisa has a wealth of knowledge of working in partnership with a wide range of local businesses covering Industrial, Manufacturing, Transport and Clerical sectors.

Lisa always strives to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Her role with XS Recruitment is to build and develop the company’s professional reputation within their specialised field.

A photo of Rebecca, our Recruitment Consultant

Rebecca Clifford

Recruitment Consultant

Rebecca has worked in recruitment for the last 15 years and has covered a multitude of sectors over the years. She has a sound understanding of all job roles and is always here to help all clients and candidates.

A photo of David, our Branch Resourcer

David Cannon


David is everything XS stands for and ensures our core values are always met delivering top notch customer service. If you are looking for work, give him a call and he will do his upmost to advise you.

Photo of Emma, our Branch Administrator

Emma Skyes

Branch Administrator

Emma works hard to make sure our office is running smoothly. She runs our social media channels. and also handles our compliance checks.

We couldn’t do without her.