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Encore Springs into 2022 with Launch of New Specialist Engineering Division

One of the Midlands fastest growing recruitment agencies, Encore Personnel, has kicked off the new year with the launch of a brand new division which will specialise in attracting and retaining exceptional maintenance engineers.

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 well as the national surge in on-line retail during the pandemic and beyond.

In the last few years the business, headquartered in Leicester and with ten branches throughout the Midlands, has supported its engineering and manufacturing customers through a continued up-tick in demand for candidates as well as leading its logistics customers through some of the biggest peaks on record with round-the-clock recruitment expertise.

As a result, there is an emerging demand for more maintenance engineers, not only to keep sites such as warehouses and other large logistics facilities running smoothly but also to fill more and more roles arising due to a growth in types and numbers of products being made in the UK, from start-ups to big name brands.

Experienced specialist recruiter Mikey Phillips, who joined Encore in the midst of the pandemic in 2020, said he was raring to go as he heads up the businesses newest division.

He said: “It was clear, as the previous year unfolded that there was an emerging revenue stream for our business, a core focus on Maintenance Engineering roles. The Directors reviewed the evidence in detail and based on the trends we have seen developing over the last few years, decided we should create a division solely focused on this specialism. So we are starting 2022 with a bang and launching straight away.

“I am very excited to see how quickly the new division flourishes. We have got a solid plan in place which begins with cross-selling our new service to our long-standing and loyal customers who have a requirement for maintenance engineers ongoing – particularly those operating in the engineering, FMCG, food, logistics and general manufacturing sectors. Part two of the plan, once we have established a firm foundation with our existing customers, is to expand to new business targets looking at both geographic demand and vertical drivers. It is going to be a very busy time for my new team and I can not wait to see our new division grow.”

Mikey added that the big-picture aim was to develop of team of three or four specialists by the end of 2022, adding a new team member roughly every quarter as demand increases.

Operations Director at Encore, Louise Bragg, who will oversee the new division, added: “Mikey has impressed us with his flair and passion for what he does and so we know he is just the right person to lead this new venture. There is certainly a growing need for skilled, reliable and most importantly experienced maintenance engineers, which we have noted from our existing customers, and so we are confident we can fill this gap in the market with a tailored and bespoke recruitment solution for both long-standing and new clients. We wish Mikey and his team the best of luck as they embark on this new challenge and look forward to seeing this new Encore division become established and profitable in the coming months.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Karishma Ravalia .

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