Independent recruitment company 24-7 Staffing has bolstered its ambitious expansion plans with the appointment of two new branch managers.
Dan McLeod has become manager of the firm’s recently opened Bristol branch. At its headquarters in Chippenham, Carl Stenning takes over the reins.
Both branches had been under the leadership of associate director Paul Squires, who is now able to concentrate on his role as head of recruitment and training.
With the new managers now in place, 24-7 Staffing has set its sights on opening two further branches by 2020, to bring the total to five. As well as Bristol and Chippenham, the company has a branch in Salisbury.
It has also taken on a non-executive chairman, Jonathan O’Shea, who is working with the management team to help develop the business. Jonathan is an experienced senior executive and is a facilitator for The Alternative Board, which helps forward-thinking business owners grow their businesses and increase profitability.
“The appointment of Dan, Carl and Jonathan are an important part of the development plans for 24-7 Staffing,” said managing director Julian Thompson. “Key to our expansion is recruiting, training and retaining our own staff, and we are currently looking for 40 people to join the team. We put the same effort into our internal recruitment process as we do for our clients, and our on-going training and career development enables us not only to attract talented individuals but retain them.”
Carl has a 25 year career in recruitment, and has experience in all four sectors served by 24-7 Staffing: commercial, driving, industrial and healthcare.
Prior to joining the team, he was running his own business as a recruiter for recruitment companies.
He said: “I was keen to join 24-7 Staffing as they are a company who really knows where they are going, and have a firm plan in place. I’m planning to concentrate on building on the great work Paul has done in Chippenham, by strengthening our sectors and utilising the experience we have within the branch.”
Dan has been in recruitment for three years, and joins 24-7 Staffing following a short career break. Prior to that he was branch manager for another Bristol recruiter.
He said: “We are gradually building things up, but it will take time as this is a newly relocated branch. We are recruiting for our own staff here, which will really help us gain momentum.”
2017 is already proving a successful year for 24-7 Staffing. As well as opening its Bristol branch, the company won two awards: Wiltshire Business Services to the Community Award and the Chippenham Business Customer Services award.
24-7 Staffing was set up in 2004, initially as an agency placing drivers, using Julian’s extensive industry knowledge. It now has four strong divisions: driving, commercial, industrial and healthcare.
This year alone, 24-7 Staffing has seen 25 per cent financial growth, taken on an average of two new clients a week and has strengthened all four divisions, particularly healthcare. This is now the company’s the fastest growing division.
Pictured above from left to right: Paul Squires and Julian Thompson, with new 24-7 Staffing Bristol branch manager Dan McLeod