Firm doubles team to expand services
IT HAS been an impressive start to the year for Yorkshire Staffing Services.
In the past month, the team has doubled – growing from three people to six – and it has moved into its second office to expand its service further.
The recruitment business, which has an office in Goole, was launched two years ago by managing director Jo Roberts and now has its second office in Wellington House in Beverley Road, Hull.
Ms Roberts said: "We are at the point where we are doing so much work in Hull, we need a presence here.
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"Everyone knows where Wellington House is, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to come here."
The firm specialises in permanent executive recruitment – higher-end management roles in areas such as IT, law and accountancy. It has had a string of success stories.
Last year, Yorkshire Staffing achieved the Investor In People accreditation. This specialises in transforming business performance throu- gh people and helping businesses achieve objectives.
Ms Roberts said: "This has been a big achievement for us, especially in only our second year."
The company, which turned over just under £900,000 in its first year, is also a finalist in the Goole and Howdenshire Business Awards for the Best New Business 2012. It will find out the results in March.
As the year progresses, Yorkshire Staffing is set to be involved in the new Goole studio school, which is due to open in September.
The team will be working with the pupils to show them what employers are looking for, therefore giving them a helping hand to enter the jobs market.
Ms Roberts said: "We will look at things such as CVs and interview skills with the pupils.
"It is important local businesses invest in them and it is a really good thing for us to do."
The privately owned business's success is, according to Ms Roberts, largely down to keeping business local – using local workers as much as possible and partnering with schools to help make children aware of the opportunities available.
She said: "The money we reinvest stays in the local area and we do very well going up against the big PLCs.
"Everyone in the business shares the same goals and vision.
"I feel really proud and overwhelmed by the support of other local businesses."
The businesswoman said the new site in Hull will give the company the chance to take the business further and as it continues to grow, Ms Roberts hopes she can open a third office in the next couple of years in York.
Last week marked the end of an era for Comet, leaving hundreds more people in the region hunting for their next jobs.
Yorkshire Staffing has recently placed people who lost their jobs at Comet into new employment.
Ms Roberts said: "Comet is a Hull business that's gone, so it was a priority to place them into roles.
"It is a really satisfying job helping people into work and I have never looked back.
"We all enjoy what we do and it has been great seeing my team grow into roles."