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England – Recruitment firm continues expansion

03 September 2013

Recruitment firm Encore Personnel has continued its expansion by opening its eighth branch and announcing plans for a ninth. Based in Leicester, the recruitment firm opened a new office in Leeds with plans to open another office within three months.

The company, which is in the middle of a five-year expansion drive, plans to open more branches over the next 12 months and is reportedly on course to increase turnover to £35 million, rising by a third compared with a year ago.

Greg Latham, managing director at Encore, commented: “We’re really excited to be expanding. The Leeds office will be one of the many additional openings in the next few months, as we gear up to deliver an ambitious growth plan from our five-year strategy. Revenue growth in 2013 has been ahead of expectation and gives us the confidence to accelerate plans.”

Encore supplies logistics, manufacturing, and engineering personnel for temporary and permanent vacancies. The Leeds branch will employ four staff and will supply blue-collar staff to factories and warehouses across the region. According to Encore, the group places more than 2,000 temporary staff into client businesses each week.

In 2012, Encore was the recipient of a Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) award for Best People Development Business. 

Cindy Gunn, human resources manager, added: “We will definitely open at least one more office this year.” She added that the group is looking to increase its workforce from 124 to 150 by the end of 2013. Encore currently has branches in Telford, Coventry. Northampton, and Nottingham.  

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