A recruitment consultancy in Kent has doubled its size thanks to a growing economy and many new clients, including those in the important construction sector.
They knocked through into what traded as the Daily Bread Café in Pudding Lane and created capacity for more than a dozen staff as well as space for meetings, interviews and training.
Berry’s Regional Sales Director Jody Page said the growing construction sector was a great sign that the economy was doing well and that job hunters were benefiting.
The agency also covers the ‘industrial’, ‘driving’, ‘commercial’ and ‘catering’ sectors and is soon moving into the ‘engineering’ arena.
Jody, who has 18 years’ experience in Kent recruitment, said: “We are busy in all sectors, but the construction part has seen a sharp upturn.
“This is a great economic indicator and we are always looking for candidates to work in this industry. When the construction industry is recruiting heavily it is a great sign.
“The driving and catering sectors have also shown recent spikes and it seems that the economy is still buoyant and Brexit has had little effect.
“Due to our growth we needed bigger offices, but rather than move to new ones we decided to expand.
“JBH Refurbishment did a great job gaining permission, removing the adjoining wall and then installing full height glazed partitioning and an oak veneered door to create a meeting space.
“They have transformed our offices, which gives us a much bigger capacity and allows us to see many more candidates at a time.
“And if the economy continues to improve as it has in recent months we are certainly going to need the space.”
Berry Recruitment has more than 30 branches across England and Wales and anticipates a turnover of over £70m this year.
Pic caption: Jason Hubbard, Director of JBH Refurbishment, and Jody Page from Berry Recruitment in Kent. JBH refurbished Berry’s offices.
Notes to journalists:
Berry Recruitment is a specialist recruitment group operating in the private and public sectors from 32 locations across the UK.
Employing more than 200 people, Berry is on track to achieve over £70m turnover in 2016.
There are eight specialist Berry divisions covering office and finance, technical and IT, industrial, driving, rail, construction, care and catering and hospitality.
With its head office in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Berry was formed by recruitment industry experts including Tony Berry, former head of Blue Arrow and Manpower, and Ian Langley, Chairman of infrastructure recruitment specialist, Airswift Holdings.
Berry’s strapline is ‘combining talent with opportunity’.
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