Case Study

Case Study

The Mere Collection

The Mere Collection consists two 4* properties: The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire, a 4* deluxe destination offering 81 luxurious guest bedrooms, event capacity for up to 550, a Championship golf course and golf services, and an award-winning Spa & Health Club and The Stanneylands, Wilmslow, Cheshire, a 4* boutique country house venue.


Seneca Bridge have partnered with The Mere Collection since October 2016, initially being retained to recruit 3 x new members of the businesses Senior Management Team.

These roles being: Director of Sales, Head of Learning & Development and General Manager, The Stanneylands.


  • Proprietary ownership of candidate database

  • Daily and Weekly M.I. reporting

  • ATS access

  • Ongoing talent pool development

  • Full management of “Open and Assessment Days” at The Stanneylands

  • Onsite Recruitment Partner and a dedicated offsite resourcing team.
  • Implementation of a full white-label service, including branded attraction, and whitelabel telephony and email
  • Full process management of all managerial and supervisory roles
  • Advertising and shortlisting of all operational level roles
  • Recorded telephone interviews


Total Number of applicants | 6343

Total hires over a 6 month period | 73

Agency Use | Zero

Reduction in Time to hire | 11 days

Overall cost per hire reduction to | £753

Reduction in Operational Role cost per hire | £177

Subsequently, we also delivered a 6 month Managed Service Partnership to lead the recruitment of all employees at The Stanneylands following the 4 month refurbishment ahead of the reopening. The partnership also incorporated the advertising and recruitment delivery for all new hires due to attrition at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa.

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