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Post-Brexit confidence for RTG as workforce doubles

Posted by Georgie Betts on 22/08/2016
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Fears of an exit from the European Union have been unfounded at Russell Taylor Group as the company announces an increase in its workforce to deal with a rise in business growth.

The number of sales staff at the technical recruitment operation, whose headquarters are in Bromborough, Wirral, has doubled in the past two years – from 18 to 36 - and in July and August the company has seen a record number of permanent placements within its ever expanding client base.

Operations director Rob Kurton said: “There's no doubt there were huge fears before the referendum in June that Brexit uncertainty would lead to a slowdown in the construction industry.

“Like many professionals in this sector, I thought there could be a mini recession with some areas of construction grinding to a temporary halt.

“However, confidence in the housing market and capital projects appears to be high and Russell Taylor Group, taking advantage of this, is pushing ahead and making impressive strides to be on target to make 2016 easily the best ever trading year in its 10-year history.

“Our growth is down to increased trading with existing clients as well as being able to meet the demands of increasing numbers of new clients within our core markets of construction and engineering, both of which have seen huge growth in the past two years as economic prosperity has returned to the UK.”

Russell Taylor Group operates nationally out of its Wirral head office and two satellite branches in the North West, offering permanent and temporary solutions to its core clients within the technical engineering and construction sectors.

As well as this year's record number of permanent placements, the company payrolls around 650 temporary workers weekly on a UK-wide and international basis.