PRODUCTION staff supplied by Recruit Right have been taken on by a dynamic Wirral company to help move it forward on its growth path.
The Birkenhead-based Funky Nut Company is already spreading its brand across the world, producing an innovative range of peanut butters at its dockside factory on the West Float Industrial Estate.
General production staff engaged by Recruit Right are now working to supply global demand for Funky Nut’s range of natural peanut butters manufactured under its own brand name as well as for other brands across the UK, Europe and Australia.
Managing director Julian Campbell said: “Although we’ve only been in existence for four years, the business has begun to expand at such a rate that we needed more production workers to cope with demand.
“In the past six months our permanent team here at East Float has almost doubled and more staff are likely to come on board across all areas of the business.
“The great thing is that everyone we employ lives locally. That applies to our permanent staff as well as those supplied by Recruit Right – and this policy will be part of our plans as we take on more to people to move the business on through the next stages of its expansion.”
Recruit Right director Helen Cornah added: “Helping companies like Funky Nut to achieve their growth ambitions by providing them with the right workforce is at the centre of all our operations.
“It’s also a great bonus for us to supply them with local labour as it matches our ethos of partnership working to boost our local and regional economy.”
Client base expansion coupled with growth in both temporary and permanent placements is being celebrated by Recruit Right at its Lancashire centre.
The addition to its portfolio a year ago of Blackburn-based LTC Recruitment is showing signs of strengthening the business' position as a market leader in the region's industrial and commercial sectors.
Recruit Right director Helen Cornah said: “At the time of the acquisition, LTC had already been operating as a well respected, independently owned and managed recruitment business for 16 years.
“As predicted, with the support and expertise of the Recruit Right team, we are now seeing growth of our client base within the industrial sector and both temporary and permanent placements are going upward too.
“More opportunities have also been opened up for our clients and candidates in the North West, particularly in food manufacturing now that LTC is part of our group of companies operating with a Gangmasters' Licence.
“Especially gratifying for us is that LTC staff have continued to work out of the Blackburn office where, with their specialist knowledge of clients' industries in manufacturing and production as well as warehousing and logistics, are providing the same efficient and effective service that they have always done.”
Gemma Holden, manager at the Blackburn branch in High Street, Rishton, added: “A year on from joining the Recruit Right operation, we are delighted to be experiencing this growth for the business and take pride in supporting all LTC’s clients to an extremely high level, making sure they are happy with our services.
“Being part of a larger group – and part of a friendly team that’s become like family to us here in Blackburn – also means we now have access to the many training schemes used by Recruit Right to support their staff.”