Earl Street History
The origin of Earl Street Employment Consultants dates back to the late 1960’s when Elaine Craven first entered recruitment before opening her own company on the second floor of 38 Earl Street in1977 with just two members of staff.
To accommodate the expanding company, in1984 Earl Street Employment moved to 44 Earl Street before finally re-locating in 1996 to Laurel House, 43 Earl Street where 13 members of staff work across all departments.
Laurel House was originally the Fremlin family home, later becoming the residence of the Brew Master before being sold to Brachers Solicitors.
People at Earl Street
Elaine Craven, MBE
Managing Director and founder of Earl Street Employment
Past Trustee for the Kent Air Ambulance and the Heart of Kent Hospice
Elaine is involved with many local charities and organisations including the Maidstone Museum, the Young Musician of the Year and the Maidstone Mela. A founder member of the Dawn Patrol Rotary Club, Elaine started her own charity, the Children of Kerala after a recent fact finding visit to India.
Director and Temporary Department Manager
For many years Alex has worked closely with local companies gaining a clear understanding of their temporary staff requirements.
Office Manager and Permanent Department Manager
Experience has been gained over many years whilst working within both the temporary and permanent departments.
In addition to maintaining our high profile, Christine is involved with the Maidstone Mela and the Young Musician of the Year.
Initially started with Earl Street as our Receptionist, Diana has progressed to working within the Permanent Department.
For the past seven years Sheila has made sure our accounts department runs smoothly and that our temporary staff are paid on time.
Working closely with Alex, Natalie is responsible for placing industrial staff with local companies – often at a moments notice.
Responsible for making sure our office administration and procedures run smoothly and efficiently.
Company registration information
Company Registration No
: 2227423 (England and Wales)
VAT registration No:
205 1621 14
43 Earl Street
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