Here at RECREF we understand the challenges organisations are faced with when trying to identify the appropriate personnel for their business.

We are a division of FCC Paragon who has decades of experience performing reference checks. This allows us to offer our expertise to perform pre and post-employment screening and background checks to both recruitment agencies and direct employers alike.

Our guiding principles are to provide unrivalled customer service, unbeatable value for money and the widest range of relevant support to our clients. By focusing on these goals and by being independently owned we´re proud to be a business that always has your best interests at heart.


Skora HR

We've been working with Recref for a while now with great success.
The background checks are easy to process through the system, come back quickly and the consistent communication of progress by the Recref team is second to none. They certainly take the hassle out of this part of the recruitment process for us!

- Skora HR, Founder, December 2022

Bath Building Society

Bath Building Society started using RECREF in 2022. The system is intuitive and easy to use. The support team are easy to access and are always very helpful. We receive regular contact from the team to ensure we are happy with the service. We are kept up to date on the progress of the requested reports. Reports are produced in a timely fashion. We have been very satisfied with the service provided by RECREF and highly recommend them.

- Bath Building Society, Executive PA, December 2022

Sevaline Care Homes LTD

Sevaline Care Homes has been with RECREF for a year now after coming across the company. RECREF prices are reasonable and the application is straight forward, this cuts out a lot of time trying to gather all the information we require from the candidates. As an employer we just require to gain the candidates full name and email address, followed by 3 forms of ID to start the DBS process. The link is sent to the candidate to complete all the personal information required. RECREF have an online page where the employers can check for updates, including the company emailing the homes to keep them updated of the progress of the application. The DBS is processed quite quickly which has been a great help when we had a large turnover of staff. I am pleased to be using RECREF, and will definitely recommend the company to other homes.

- Sevaline Care Homes LTD, Office Manager, June 2023

Signet Jewelers

We have been working with RecRef since 2022 and they have made our onboarding process effortless for new team members and ourselves, and have become an invaluable asset in our hiring process. They provide prompt assistance to new team members to ensure they can submit their employment information and referee details online; and proceed to ensure these are returned in a timely manner. We also appreciate the comprehensive reference reports, which are clear, concise, and present the information in a manner that is easy to understand. We have found RecRef to be responsive and adaptable to the unique requirements of our business and would recommend RecRef to anyone, who is seeking a trustworthy partner for reference checking services.

- Signet Jewelers, Recruitment Team, Dec 2023