RUSSELL Taylor Holdings has relocated to new headquarters as part of a major growth programme for the rapidly expanding technical and engineering recruitment business.
The company, currently the fastest-growing privately-owned recruitment agency in the UK, has moved into the historic Burton Manor in Burton Village following a massive restoration project to save the Grade II listed building, its gardens and grounds from ruin.
The previous headquarters for Russell Taylor Holdings and its subsidiaries were at Riverside Park in Bromborough.
Chief executive Ben Russell said: “This is an incredibly exciting phase in the development and growth of a business that was set up in a spare room at home and which has now become the UK’s fastest-growing privately-owned national and international recruitment operation.
“The heritage site of Burton Manor had been neglected for many years and was in danger of being completely ruined. However, the location and the potential there for further expansion of the business made it a perfect location for us and our future growth plans.
“It was an enormous project to undertake with hard work and conservation skills by our development teams ensuring the house, gardens and grounds would all be beautifully restored.
“As well as filling all our business needs, Burton Manor is one of those rare places where it’s a joy to come to work - something we always wanted for our employees from the day we originally set up the company.
“It’s in a beautiful setting with landscaped grounds and is a great working environment for all our teams.”
Housed in Burton Manor are 50 members of staff from Russell Taylor Holdings, Russell Taylor Group and NMS Recruit along with support staff from its Recruit Right subsidiary which has its headquarters in Birkenhead.
On site for the workforce are a shop, café and gym. The shop and café - called Burton’s - are also open to local residents and visitors to the picturesque village of Burton.
The listed gardens, designed by renowned landscape architect Thomas Mawson, will continue to be accessible to the public along with the ancient monument of the ice house.
Burton Manor, once owned by the family of Prime Minister William Gladstone, had been disused since 2011. Liverpool City Council, its most recent owners, put the property up for sale three years later but unsuccessful attempts to purchase and develop led to the deterioration of the house and grounds, with fears of complete ruin.
Ben added: “The community of the village of Burton have been amazingly supportive of our plans which are restoring the house and gardens to its former glory. It has been a massive restoration project but well worth all the effort to give us a ‘home’ that we all love.”
The new headquarters of Russell Taylor Holdings Ltd are at Burton Manor, The Village, Burton CH64 5SJ, telephone 0151 737 5560.