Policies & accreditations

STR Ltd is trading as Stride and we are committed to delivering a service to the highest professional standards.

STR Ltd, 1 Quay Point, Northarbour Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3TD is a company registered in England and Wales (registered number 04064332). Any references to ‘we,’ ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘ours’ shall be interpreted as references to STR Ltd (trading as Stride), as the context so requires.

As a corporate member of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), STR actively demonstrate our commitment to professional and ethical recruitment, providing a service based on honesty, respect and equality for all.

Our commitment to diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a recruitment service that is completely non-discriminatory. We work with the following organisations to ensure fair and respectful treatment of clients, candidates and staff across all aspects of our business:

  • Employers Forum on Disability
  • Institute for Public Policy Research on racial equality and diversity in the private sector
  • Age Concern in relation to age diversity
  • A range of organisations attached to the Department for Work and Pensions on age, gender, parenting and disability issues.

The confidential equal opportunities information collected from candidates at registration is monitored, to ensure that we continue to cater for a diverse range of job seekers. If you would like any further information about STR’s commitment to diversity or would like to give us any comments or feedback, please contact us.

Equal Opportunity Employer PDF download

Equality & Diversity Policy PDF download

Corporate & Social Employer PDF download

Our Accreditations

Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)

Being an active member of (APSCo) means we have a commitment to excellence and the most up-to-date recruitment knowledge. This gives both our candidates and clients peace of mind that they will receive a premium service, designed for them by recruitment experts.

Our commitment to quality through APSCo, combined with extensive knowledge and experience, means that we are the preferred supplier for recruitment services in the Built Environment sector.

Full certification to ISO 9001:2008

We have full certification to the Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008, an internationally recognised standard for an organisation’s internal Quality Management. The term ‘quality’ refers to all those features of a product or service which are required by the customer. An organisation’s ‘Quality Management’ refers to an organisation’s actions to ensure that its products or services satisfy customer quality requirements and complies with any regulations applicable to those products or services.

Regional Winner of the National Training Awards

The National Training Awards are the premier accolade for training and development in the UK and are run by UK Skills on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Awards identify and celebrate organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding business and personal success through investment in training. The Awards are unique because entries are received from all sectors, industries and areas across the UK and in return the entrants are provided with the exceptional opportunity to have their training judged against the best in the UK. Winning this Award demonstrates our commitment to investing in people, and positions STR as a forward-thinking organisation with a competitive edge.


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