THE appointment of Steve McCarthy to head up both the company’s Technical and Engineering and Industrial Trades Divisions at Russell Taylor Group is setting the business on course for further expansion in 2020.
As senior divisional manager of the newly-created operation, Steve will be combining the expertise of recruitment specialists in mechanical, technical, engineering and construction with the skills of experts working in the industrial trades sector to build on the company’s year-on-year growth pattern.
Carving a successful career in the recruitment industry in the North West, Steve joined Russell Taylor Group more than four years ago, as manager of the business’ Technical and Engineering Division.
Working across sectors including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, nuclear, defence, infrastructure, power and energy, facilities management, industrial, manufacturing, heavy construction, consultancy, water, rail and highways industries, Technical and Engineering recruitment at Russell Taylor ultimately saw consistent yearly growth both in turnover and in workforce expansion.
Now with a remit to build a new department covering all Civil and Infrastructure disciplines throughout the UK, Steve is embarking on a programme of key hires to add to the already established offering which covers Electrical, Control and Automation, Mechanical, Projects and Sales as well as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality before bringing on additional support within the existing Project Services desk.
Currently covering Project Controls, Procurement and Commercial, he expects the Project Services desk to be a key growth area.
Based at the company’s headquarters at Burton Manor, Wirral, Steve and his team are now eyeing ambitious targets to make 2020 another record-breaking year for the division.
He said: “We have massive plans for further growth this year. Almost 20 per cent of the UK workforce is employed in the engineering industry while civil engineering alone, which currently accounts for £1.2 trillion of the UK’s annual turnover, is reporting an even greater demand than before.
“Employment levels are the highest on record so we are anticipating a hugely successful year providing employers with a skilled workforce – from our efforts in head-hunting specialist individuals to building entire teams for them – and placing high calibre job-seeking candidates in roles that will help narrow skills gaps and boost the economy.
“I am immensely proud of our teams of consultants and the way their ongoing development within the Russell Taylor Group ‘family’ gives them the confidence to deliver a consistently outstanding service.
“Working in a business with core values of care for its own employees sets the standards on which we base successful partnerships with our clients and candidates, always going the extra mile to ensure a perfect job match.”
Rob Kurton, managing director at Russell Taylor Group, added: “Steve’s appointment as senior divisional manager of Technical Engineering and Industrial Trades is a very well-deserved promotion. Not only has he driven himself on a personal level within the business but has developed his teams to become a high performing unit focused on professionalism and customer care.
“Both our Technical and Engineering and Industrial Trades Divisions ended the year with excellent results and they are now starting 2020 in prime position for an exciting future of further growth.”