Stafforce launch in Ipswich and Carlisle as expansion plan rolls on

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STAFFORCE Recruitment has opened two new branches as the leading Yorkshire recruiter sets its sights on achieving sales of £200m.
Tony Boorman, director of Stafforce Recruitment.

STAFFORCE Recruitment has opened two new branches as the leading Yorkshire recruiter sets its sights on achieving sales of £200m.

The company launched at new locations in Ipswich and Carlisle this month, bringing its national network to 30 on-site operations and branch locations.

The move brings to six the total number of branches the Rotherham-based recruiter has launched in 2015.

In January Stafforce opened in Doncaster, Sheffield, Wolverhampton and Docklands in London as private sector hiring across the UK increased.

Director Tony Boorman said the latest launches were part of the company’s drive to reach a turnover of £200m by 2020.

As well as organic growth, the business recently appointed Victoria Gribben to implement a mergers and acquisitions strategy.

Mr Boorman said:

Stafforce Recruitment has some truly ambitious growth plans for the next five years and that includes hitting sales of £200m. Last year we turned over £66m and this year we are forecasting £81m, so there is a lot of work to do, but through the judicious targeting of areas where we can launch new branches and a strategic approach to M&As, everyone in the business is confident we can achieve it.

The branches in Carlisle and Ipswich bring our national network to 30, which is a milestone in itself and there are others in the pipeline that will see the Stafforce brand grow in strength and number across the UK.

Stafforce Recruitment’s Ipswich office, based on Orwell Place in the city, builds on an on-site operation that the recruiter has at sushi manufacturer ichiban UK, based in Stowmarket.

As well as supporting ichiban UK during peak manufacturing times, the new office will work with other businesses in the wider Suffolk area.

The company’s Carlisle office is based on Lowther Street and will supply temporary and permanent staff, from first time job seekers to semi-skilled workers, to the commercial and industrial sectors, food manufacturing, general manufacturing and more.

Mr Boorman added the branches had created a total of six new jobs and early trading was positive:

There is always a source of pride in helping local people find jobs while at the same time meeting the expectations of your clients.

Ipswich and Carlisle are beginning to achieve that already and as we continue down our expansion path, we hope to bring that kind of service to other towns across the UK.

Stafforce Recruitment is headquartered in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has a 30-strong network of branches and on-site operations stretching from the north of Scotland via London to Chichester on the south coast.