(Managing Director and Founder)
“A true entrepreneur, having successfully founded and run her own business from zero to a turnover of £13.5 million”.
Debbie is founder and Managing Director of ROC Recruitment (the trading name of MacBeattie Recruitment Ltd) and temps-online Ltd .
She took ROC to The Sunday Times/Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 League Table – in 1997 it was the 84th fastest growing company in the UK.
In 2002 she represented Britain at BAWE (British Association of Women Entrepreneurs) and was also a runner up in the Women Entrepreneurs of the World at FCEM in St. Petersburg, Russia.
On 4th July 1991 Debbie secured serviced offices in London’s South Molton Street along with two staff and an army of clients and started ROC. She had very little funding and managed to persuade her bank to make a £10,000 overdraft available to her - the offices were secured with a credit card. The business had to, and did, make money from day one.
ROC is a traditional recruitment agency whilst temps-online is a unique internet based business, already turning over £5 million, with the potential to become a leading brand.
Debbie has been the principal ‘rainmaker’ in the business ever since and is key in maintaining major client relationships. With a strong work ethic, she runs the business on a day-to-day basis.
Debbie has been approached by various television production companies to take part in Secret Millionaire and The Mission, but declined as the time was not right. She was appointed in June 2011 as a Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.