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New Recruit Right HQ set to boost local skills and employability

Posted on January 28, 2019

Rr New Office Launch With Mayor

The company’s decision to create a new headquarters matches the vision of the Wirral Growth Company -  a joint venture between Wirral Council and its commercial partner Muse Developments to fast-track local economic growth – to regenerate Birkenhead and create thousands of local jobs.

At
the official opening of the new offices, Wirral Council leader Phil Davies
said: “Birkenhead is set to benefit from landmark developments that will bring
investment, jobs and prosperity over the coming years.

“The
target figure of local labour to deliver these projects has been set at 60 per
cent in a bid to tackle the area’s skills gaps.

“This
move by Recruit Right, with its vision and confidence to set up headquarters in
the town, gives them a head start to get local people into work.”

Recruit
Right, part of Russell Taylor Holdings which has just been named as the UK’s
fastest growing privately-owned recruitment business, currently has 12 staff
who will be working chiefly in the call centre and industrial sectors.

The
Argyle Street office is the latest venture for the expanding business which
also has recruitment centres in Blackburn and Greater Manchester.

Director
Helen Cornah said: “This is our first ‘high street’ operation on Wirral and
puts us in pole position to recruit local labour as the regeneration plans for
Birkenhead begin to take shape.

“Already
we are being seen as a market leader in the North West’s industrial and
commercial recruitment sectors and our new Birkenhead enterprise is set to
reinforce our growth ambitions.

She
added: “A huge advantage of the new location is that it places us close to a
major client - The Contact Company – which means our on-site services can be
further developed and expanded.

“Looking
to the future, the estimation of new jobs as a result of regeneration and
construction plans for Birkenhead has been put at around 3,000, an incredible
shot in the arm for our local communities.”

The
official opening ceremony of the new premises was performed by the Mayor and
Mayoress of Wirral, Cllr and Mrs Geoffrey Watt. Cllr Watt  said Recruit
Right’s decision to locate in the town meant that Birkenhead “was now
officially open for business”.

Peter
Russell, chairman of Russell Taylor Group, described the move as being “central
to an exciting skills and employability drive linked to the area’s revival”.

He
said: “The bold decision to be in the heart of Birkenhead puts Recruit Right in
a strategic position to be central to the area’s revival and is part of the
Russell Taylor Group ‘family’ vision to support and strengthen our local
communities.

“Although
we are by far now the fastest growing, privately-owned recruitment business in
the UK – the company is an emerging national player with growth set to continue
- our family and business roots remain on Wirral where we add our brand to
support the lives of local people.”

Russell Taylor Group has already begun championing the cause of putting local labour as top focus of the multi-million pound regeneration plans for Birkenhead.

Peter
continued: “Key to making the area’s revival plans a reality is strong
partnerships and collaboration between employers, educationalists and training
organisations to create a vibrant economy driven by a local workforce.

“Commitment
to ‘buying local’ needs to be our main focus to see these ambitious
regeneration projects come to fruition. That means hiring, training and
developing the borough’s own people to ensure there is a continuous supply of
skills and labour to turn around the fortunes of Birkenhead.

“Pulling
together to change the current Birkenhead image as a place of deprivation with
the lowest national average incomes can be changed by planning now to put top
priority on providing a local, highly-skilled workforce to fill these jobs.”