Yorkshire is key asset in firm’s expansion plans

Outsourcing HR specialist AdviserPlus has committed to further investment in its Saltaire operation, following the continued success of its partnership with UK Asset Management Ltd (UKAR).

Working with large organisations AdviserPlus provides outsourced HR, Health and Safety and Payroll and Transactional HR solutions for large organisations and many FTSE 100 companies across the UK.

Commenting on the partnership with UKAR, chief executive of AdviserPlus, Chris Clarke, said:

“The Yorkshire region has proven to be an excellent base from which to grow our business.

“We had already retained a number of UKAR staff as a consequence of growing our relationship with UKAR and we have worked closely with them to recruit skills and expertise from the local community.

“We now have a team of eighty and with plans to increase the number of employees by an additional 20 per cent over the next 12 months.

“This adds strength to the services we can provide to UKAR and the wider business sector within the region”.

Established in 2010 UKAR work on behalf of the UK tax payer managing the assets of Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley since they closed to new business.

HR director for UKAR Mike Dawbarn said:

” Our partnership with AdviserPlus provided stability at a time of transition in 2009 and 2010.

“As a newly formed  government owned body managing assets in excess of £60bn we needed to respond quickly to change and be able to support our staff through what could have been a challenging period.

“AdviserPlus’ investment in recruiting locally has been significant, delivering expertise close to home that is of value to our business and the wider community”.

Ms Clarke added:

” We have been delighted with the quality of staff that now exist within the AdviserPlus team and we are committed to maintaining this level of recruitment.

“Yorkshire is set to become a key asset in our wider expansion plans that will include further development of services to international clients.

“As we continue to explore and win new business, we have secured the ability to expand our current site and will continue to grow our teams in Yorkshire.

Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke

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