Introducing Route 1 Recruitment: A Dynamic Evolution #northampton

Established in 2018 as an internal HR team within Route 1 Group, Route 1 Recruitment has evolved into Northampton’s leading staffing solutions provider. Initially focused on fulfilling the staffing needs of Route 1 Group, especially in warehouse operations and driving teams, Route 1 Recruitment’s services have expanded across various sectors, including Food Production, Commercial Recruitment, Warehouse and Industrial, Driving, Catering, and Hospitality.

This Valentine’s Day marked an exciting milestone: the partnership of Abbie and Nick Claringbold! While we are sorry to see Nick transfer to our sister business with his 18 years of expertise in fulfilment excellence, we are excited to see how his experience will complement Abbie’s vision.

We believe that this husband and wife team will drive continued growth and excellence for the Group. Plus, Nick’s experience will offer a Consultancy-style approach to recruitment, especially in the warehouse and operational key service sectors, which is a key area for growth for this sister company of the Group.

Route 1 Recruitment stands as a beacon of reliability and excellence in Northampton, with GLAA licensure and ISO quality accreditations to prove it. They prioritise fostering solid relationships with clients and candidates, ensuring a seamless recruitment process for all parties involved.

Under the same leadership as Route 1 Group Managing Director Richard Haines, Route 1 Recruitment offers decades of combined experience in fulfilment, operations, and recruitment. It supports the recruitment division as it embarks on this new journey. Route 1 Recruitment’s main aim is to exceed expectations for employers and job seekers, contributing to the prosperity of the Northampton region by fostering business and individual growth within our community.

Plus, stay tuned for the launch of their new website soon – to match our new shiny site! In the meantime you can still learn more about us here: In the meantime, for any immediate support, please contact Nick or Abbie via email: or or call Route 1 Recruitment Direct on 01604 586 950.