Specialist recruitment and training provider, Bluestones Staffing NI has launched a programme to help the unemployed back into work and combat the logistics driver shortage in Northern Ireland.
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In exciting news, Bluestones One officially launches today, bringing together the collective resources of a number of national specialist recruitment and service companies that focus on supporting organisations operating throughout the supply chain, manufacturing, automotive, retail and related industries.
The results of Recruitment International’s Top UK Recruiters 2017 report has now been revealed and Bluestones Group has improved on the previous year, placing an impressive 133rd. With steady growth in turnover, headcount and profit, the Group has jumped a considerable 16 places compared to the previous year.
Based on the figures from the 2015/16 financial year, turnover grew by 30% which allowed Bluestones Group to place much higher up the table.
Commenting on the successful results, Group CEO Steve Pendergast said:
There are more than 27,000 recruitment organisations in the UK, so to feature so high up in the league tables in the short space of time that the Group has been in operation is really impressive. It’s a testament to the hard work of everyone in the Group who has contributed to this success.
The Group’s turnover increased from £36.2m in 2014/15 to £47.2m in 2015/16 while headcount grew by 50, totalling 130 members of staff at the time. With headcount currently at more than 200 people and turnover for last year at £59.8m, with this growth trajectory the Group is expecting to break into the top 100 next year.
thank you to everyone that has helped the Group achieve such fantastic results. We’re now looking to the future with a view to breaking into the top 100 and securing further success for the Group.
LIVERPOOL – Chad Harrison International, a leading executive search firm, today announced the launch of its global technology division, a new sector within the firm. Comprising of a dedicated team and headed by experienced executive search professional Alison Smith, the company is looking to take a foothold in the sector.
NC Associates have today opened their third branch, in city centre Leeds, joining the Liverpool and Manchester operations to provide a joined-up approach to recruiting finance and accountancy personnel across the North of England and beyond.
NWP Resourcing has secured a significant contract to provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) staff to a long-term multi-million-pound construction project in Birmingham.
Bluestones Investment Group has acquired another joint venture HandyStaff limited, a Midlands based recruitment specialist business focused on providing temporary and permanent personnel in the construction and shopfitting sectors. The acquisition will see the Bluestones continue its expansion into both industries with brands such as MEP Resourcing, NWP Resourcing, RPM Skilled & Technical and Bluestones Retail already operating in the market.
Global search and selection company Chad Harrison International (CHI) has expanded its operation by opening two new offices in Brussels, Belgium and Frankfurt, Germany. The company identified the two cities as areas in which to develop business and build stronger connections within their specialisms.
Bluestones Staffing NI launched this month and will provide temporary and permanent personnel to the logistics, retail and manufacturing industry, as well as providing unique training solutions to companies throughout Ireland.
Bluestones Merchandising Solutions (BMSL), based in Worksop, launched this month and offers retailers throughout the country solutions to make their in-store merchandising activities a success.
Lean Plus has achieved a significant milestone after being recognised by Highfield Qualifications.
Bluestones Group has launched its latest joint venture Lean Plus, a North West based Lean training specialist business focused on providing Lean methodology, six sigma training.
Chad Harrison International has published its annual magazine for 2018. The magazine includes articles from various sectors which CHI specialises in, with features focusing on how search and selection is shaping the cement industry
Chad Harrison International (CHI) Managing Director Luke Robbins-Wells has become certified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) after completing training with one of the globally leading registered training providers and publishers of psychometric assessments.
In an exciting development for the business, we’re delighted to be announcing that a significant strategic rebranding exercise has now been completed for one of our joint venture partners. Jigsaw Staffing is relaunching this week as Cube Staffing Solutions and has adopted a renewed focus on three key priorities: national expansion, service excellence and customer satisfaction.
It has just been announced that Chad Harrison International MD Luke Robbins-Wells has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award.
In July, Chad Harrison International MD Luke Robbins-Wells spoke with Packaging Scotland about the skills gap at both senior and entry levels of the packaging industry. Read the full article below.
Chad Harrison International (CHI) has expanded its team with the appointment of two new members. The executive search firm has appointed Damien Davies and Ryan McFarlane to the team in its Liverpool, UK office.
Jigsaw Staffing is the latest recruitment joint venture to launch in partnership with the Bluestones Group. Based in city centre Manchester, managing director Craig Barclay has partnered with the Bluestones Group to create and launch a new office services recruitment business that specialises in developing an in-depth understanding of client needs, role requirements and candidate aspirations – effectively connecting talent to business.
The Classroom Partnership has opened a new office in Warrington, bringing in experienced recruitment professional Gail Andrews as the new director.
The education staffing agency, which has previously opened five other offices across the UK saw the North West as a strategic growth area and Warrington as an ideal location. It will support local authorities (LAs) in Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington and surrounding areas.
Chad Harrison International (CHI) has launched a brand new website to cater for the international market it supplies to. The executive search and selection company launched the new site this week with new functionalities and an easier to use interface.
Accounting and finance recruitment specialist, Nixon Caunce Associates (NCA) has expanded its geographic footprint with the opening of a new office in Liverpool. The Liverpool branch will focus on transactional, part qualified and qualified financial personnel and will offer the same personally managed, professional services that NCA has become so well regarded for.
ACER recruitment has experienced a record breaking first quarter after placing more temporary contractors into construction roles. During its first quarter which runs from November to January the specialist construction recruitment company has witnessed a significant increase in demand as the construction sector grows.
Wind energy recruitment specialist Advanced Global Energy (AGE) has launched its new recruitment website today. The new site reflects the specialist focus of the business and the emphasis it places on attracting and placing the top worldwide wind energy talent.
The Classroom Partnership launched a new and exciting recruitment initiative this January that will help navigate the January blues. Nobody likes traffic, least of all in January and we understand how difficult it can be to find a school when it’s a new assignment. That’s why we’re launching 2017 with a limited time offer that will help ‘drive’ your career forward.
The Classroom Partnership has today announced that it has appointed two new Directors. The education recruitment specialists are strengthening the management structure of their Midlands Regional office with the appointments of Rosanna Rogers and Matt Yorke.
Logistics recruitment company Bluestones Logistics has surged into the top 15 automotive recruitment companies in the UK according to Recruitment International. The company, which is part of the ever expanding Bluestones Group has seen its turnover increase from £1.2m to £3.6m in the previous 12 months.
As a result of its continued success, The Bluestones Group has gathered further accolades from this year’s prestigious Recruitment International’s Top 500. In the face of stiff competition, the Cheshire-based recruitment investment business has ranked highly in turnover, % of NFI into PBT, and numerous other sector specific tables.
Trish Stratford has joined fast paced investment firm the Bluestones Investment Group. Trish Stratford brings with her substantial knowledge and unrivalled experience gained in numerous prestigious senior management roles across the recruitment industry, including Director of Brook Street and COO of Blue Arrow.