About Us

Here at Drake East Midlands, we believe a blend of skills and personality is key in finding and retaining the right staff for your company.

Drake East Midlands holds an RML (Regional Marketing Licence) under the Drake Group banner. We have been established in the area for the last 25 years and have developed our business through sourcing  and recruiting the highest calibre of staff for our clients, using Drake’s tools and technologies.


Christina and Sarah joined forces to become Drake Recruitment East Midlands and work from a cute little cabin in Christina's beautiful garden situated near Shipley Common, in the heart of Ilkeston, Derbyshire.


They have become experts in their field working in the historic old mining town area and completely understand the needs of their clients and candidates in this area. Being in the heart of the UK makes the area perfectly situated for Manufacturing, Engineering and Warehousing companies and this is where they have built long standing relationships with businesses and have become a completely trusted partner for your recruitment needs.


Meet The Team


Christina Ashcroft

Christina has been the Owner/Operator of the Drake RML for the past 25 years, she is a Fellow of The Institute of Sales and Marketing.  Christina's knowledge and skill in all aspects of the recruitment business is second to none.

Sarah Evans

Sarah has worked with Christina for the past 19 years. She has a strong background in customer service and recruitment, along with a degree in Business Studies. Together they have worked on various contracts over the years and have strived to establish a business that ensures an outstandingly reliable and professional level of service in the recruitment sector.