Encore Launches Second New Division in Six Months

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Award winning and fast-growing Midlands recruitment agency Encore Personnel is expanding for the second time in six months with the launch of a new Engineering Division in Derby.

Following the news that the 200-strong specialist recruiter aims to push through the £100m turnover mark this year, it has taken on expert Engineering consultant Richard Glennan to head up its newest division which will be run out of Encore’s Derby city centre branch.

The latest opening follows the launch of a brand-new division for the business in January which specialises in attracting and retaining exceptional Maintenance Engineers.

Richard, who has 10 plus years’ experience in the sector and a stand-out track record of successfully launching start-up recruitment divisions in the region, plus hands-on knowledge of engineering, said: “Having started my career with an apprenticeship in welding and fabrication, I have a firm understanding of the sector and that foundation has served me well so far in growing teams which find the right people for the right roles, first time.

“There’s an exciting opportunity to expand Encore’s footprint in the engineering sector and with a decade’s worth of experience, six of those years being in a management role, I’m confident we will quickly grow our network into the Derby engineering market.

“Basing our approach on a very successful model – which is working hard for our clients in our other Engineering locations – we will be, as is the Encore mission, imaginative and client focused in how we package our solutions and sensitive to the individual requirements of each business we work with.”

Established in Leicester in 2002, Encore provides temporary and permanent jobs to the engineering, industrial, driving, energy, manufacturing, managed services and professional services sectors from branches in Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Peterborough, Northampton, Nottingham, Spalding and Telford.

Engineering Operations Manager at Encore, Kristy Kenney, said she was thrilled to welcome Richard onboard and looked forward to seeing him grow the new division this year.

She said: “We knew straight away that Richard was the right fit for our business, because he understands people and clients so well. He is very driven, dynamic and personable and demonstrated a truly consultative approach in how he identifies the pressure points a business is facing, then gets to know what success looks like and formulates a strategy.

“Our aim with this new division is to grow organically. We want to establish and grow relationships with Engineering business’ within the Derby market with the aim of being deliberate in who we work with. It is key that the organisations we partner with share our values and objectives – which are centred around recognising the importance of people to the stability of an organisation.”

A combination of factors have lined up in the creation of this new division, such as an increase in British production and manufacturing across a range of sectors as the industry is recovering to its pre-pandemic position. Richard aims to appoint a quality service team by the end of the year which will allow him to increase business outturn by 150% by the end of 2023.

2022 is a celebratory year for Encore as it marks 20 years since formation. The business prides itself on its exceptional client and candidate service. It puts the customer and candidate/ employee experience at the centre of all strategy with dual value propositions of ‘your business, your culture, our priority’ and ‘your future, your wellbeing, our priority.’ It places its success on following its key values including avoiding negativity, creating loyalty, and communicating with a refreshing openness.