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Russell Taylor Group appoints new head of its Manufacturing Division

Posted by Georgie Betts on 15/10/2018
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RUSSELL Taylor Group has appointed Kelly Newell to head up its Manufacturing Division as the business continues an upward trend to further strengthen its position in the global technical recruitment market.

Kelly, based at the company’s national headquarters on Riverside Park, Bromborough, brings to the organisation more than 15 years’ experience as a specialist recruiter. Her main areas of expertise are in manufacturing, production and operations.

She said: “I’ve joined Russell Taylor Group at an exciting time of growth and expansion. The Manufacturing Division is a relatively new addition to the business portfolio but, in less than two years, has increased its reputation of recruiting high quality permanent and temporary talent in production and operational roles.

“Working with market leaders and blue chip organisations, my team’s focus is now on delivering this talent to the manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods sectors for contract and permanent roles, ranging from skilled trades through to senior management and executive level.

“A highly skilled workforce is crucial to the country’s economic success; our division’s strengths lie in identifying talent and then creating the perfect client and candidate match to make this possible.”

Russell Taylor Group managing director Rob Kurton explained: “Our Manufacturing Division was set up last year to better serve our clients and candidates in the worldwide technical engineering and construction recruitment market.

“Figures show that the country’s manufacturing industries are thriving and, contrary to common belief, hold a strong position in the UK. We are currently the world’s eighth largest industrial nation – 44 per cent of our exports are manufactured goods and there are currently 2.6 million people directly employed in this sector.”

Manufacturing makes up 11 per cent of GVA and 70 per cent of business research and development. If this trend continues, the UK is predicted to break into the top five largest industrial nations by 2021.

Rob added: “This is why the Manufacturing Division is making such a great addition to our own business growth. Its conception came at a time of major developments at Russell Taylor Group and the work of Kelly and her team is making a huge contribution to the business’ best ever trading period and the doubling of sales staff to service demand from clients seeking to recruit staff and candidates looking for jobs.”

As well as supplying a labour force in general manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods, Russell Taylor Group’s Manufacturing Division team of recruiters service areas including automotive, aerospace, food, pharmaceutical and science. The company also operates on a national and international platform in Construction Management, Technical and Engineering, Construction and Civils Trades and Industrial Trades.