Going ‘back to basics’ is key for recruitment firm’s outstanding growth

Pictured are Shane Callaghan and business manager Natalia Wojciechowsla with new recruits Danielle Hyland-Lister and Alex Bull

A recruitment company is celebrating substantial growth – expanding from two members of staff to ten  in just a year.

Sky Recruitment Solutions opened an office in Huddersfield town centre in early 2021, starting out with an account manager and a coordinator.

Twelve months on, staff numbers have swelled to 10, with five employees taken on in recent weeks.

The new recruits are accounts co-ordinator Raymond Worby, contracts manager Alex Bull, account manager Macey Laverick, trainee account manager Danielle Hyland-Lister and Carl Thomas, who will be mechanical handling equipment (MHE) trainer, starting on March 21.

Sky Recruitment Solutions, which specialises in providing personnel for industrial roles, also has branches in Derby, Ripley, Mansfield and Burton-on-Trent, as well as on-site offices in Castle Donington, Huddersfield and Elland.

And the success of the Sky Recruitment Solutions brand doesn’t stop there – there are plans to open a further office in Bradford in the next year.

Shane Callaghan, regional business manager for Sky Recruitment Solutions, was brought on board to help establish the Huddersfield office.

He said: “I think the key to our success has been ‘going back to basics’. We look at the clients’ needs, rather than just putting bottoms on seats, and it works well. “We listen to candidates as well, to make sure the job is right for them. We have a fantastic retention rate, too.

“I also think, for our staff, it’s all about the work-life balance we offer – it’s not a corporate, mundane environment. We all work as a team and support each other in and out of work.”

Alex, 28, of Huddersfield, joined the company from a previous role as an account manager and prior to that he had six years’ experience in the recruitment sector.

He said: “I’m looking forward to further growth and being part of that journey.”

Danielle, 31, who lives in Bradford, previously worked as a warranty administrator and sales advisor for a car dealership. She said: “I’m really enjoying my new role. It’s different to what I’ve done before, but I’m a people person and like meeting people, so I felt it would be a good opportunity to help people into work. I also like that it’s a family-run business, and everybody acts as a team, no matter what branch they’re from.”

David Torrington, managing director of Sky Recruitment Solutions, said the business was thriving. He added: “It’s fantastic to add to the Sky family, with eight offices across the Midlands and Yorkshire – and more to come. Our recent nomination for the ‘Outstanding Growth’ category in the East Midlands Chamber Awards is testament to the hard work put in by all at Sky. “It’s definitely an exciting time to be part of the team.”

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