Matthew Hastie has been appointed sales director of C&D Group to drive sustained growth through 2017 and into the future.
In the past year, owner Karen Davison-Renouf has overseen the purchase of three new business properties in Wiltshire, the adoption of an inbound marketing strategy, a new cloud CRM software system and newly launched recruitment website. Karen said, “Matthew joining our team has been a great addition and he has embraced the C&D ethos, integrity and passion for delivery fully, leaving me extremely happy with my hire.”
The appointment of Matthew as sales director is timed to take full advantage of the ambitious growth strategies, new software systems and website, with the new C&D App currently in development.
Matthew, or Matt as he is known by clients and colleagues, is highly experienced at recruitment boardroom level negotiations, tendering and delivery. Matt has very quickly presented his sales vision for the next three years to the enthusiastic support of everyone at C&D.
Laying out ambitious targets for the new Sales Transformation Process, Matt is confident in C&D’s ability to focus the company’s sales on key growth areas utilising the strengths of C&D Group.
Discussing his appointment, Matt said, “I met with Karen several times and at every meeting, her enthusiasm for C&D’s mission and recruitment as a sector made a profound impression on me. All research and references to C&D pointed to a very positive company focused on getting results for both job seekers and clients and succeeding at both. I saw C&D as a career rather than a role and on that basis, knew it was a good fit.”
Regarding the challenges in recruitment, Matt added, “While the recruitment sector is highly competitive, C&D has a reputation for delivering a quality candidate journey and this strength is perfect in the current candidate-driven market. A case in point being C&D’s effortless onboarding process for job seekers taking up jobs at Nationwide Building Society and our 100% adherence to their stringent compliance ratings.”
Asked about his thoughts on the next three to twelve months Matt explained his focus. “In the long run, the specialist recruitment we deliver, focused by my own efforts on our objectives, will be instrumental in delivering strong organic growth. This growth will naturally be in the sectors where our recruiters are traditionally niche experts i.e. Logistics, Driving, Industrial, Commercial and IT.
“Over the next three months, we will see a team effort to drive us out of any comfort zones and way up into the blue. Expect to see a definite spike in growth and revenue driven by the delivery of the right recruitment solutions and the perfect candidate experience.”
C&D Group competes successfully with national and international recruitment agencies, providing recruitment solutions into:
• Customer Services
• Engineering and Manufacturing
• Warehousing and Logistics
C&D Group has managed services contracts with blue chip engineering companies, successfully placing temporary production workers, administrative and managerial staff, and production engineers.
Demonstrably successful tier one recruitment services are also supplied to a leading national financial services provider where C&D Group has a unique track record of 100% compliance with stringent requirements.
C&D Group provides successful recruitment outsourcing solutions to such a broad range of sectors through the astute employment of the diverse skills of their professional recruitment and payroll staff.
Pictured above: Matthew Hastie, sales director of C&D Group