Encore Personnel, the national recruitment firm, has today announced the strategic promotion of Ed Vigars to Operations Director.
Ed steps into the new position from Operations Manager, following an extensive career spanning 17 years within Encore’s Industrial and Driving Division. His promotion is pivotal to delivering the next phase of the firm’s ambitious five-year growth plans, which endeavours to enhance its long-standing position within the market and open up new business opportunities.
In his new role, Ed will be responsible for 70 members of staff and 15 profit centres across the UK. Placing thousands of workers into temporary job roles each week, Encore’s Industrial and Driving Division currently provides expert recruitment solutions to more than 300 clients. In 2019, Industrial & Driving accounted for £44m of the company £76m turnover, placing them as two of Encore’s leading divisions and accounting for 70 per cent of Encore’s overall profit.
Ed will also sit on monthly Board meetings alongside five other senior heads from across the business, strategically looking at untapped opportunities in which to develop and strengthen the firm’s growing reputation in the marketplace.
Ed said: “Encore is undergoing a transformational period of growth and it is rewarding to now be at the helm of the business, driving Encore’s success and aspirations forward.
“At Encore, we never want to stay still. The Driving and Industrial markets are experiencing a challenging climate in regard to Covid and Brexit, the skills crisis and ongoing changes to legislation and it is important that we are continually looking at new avenues, in which to improve candidate experience and enhance the division.
“Over the next year, this will include expanding the footprint in Peterborough, where Encore recently opened an office, as well as implementing ambitious plans which will have a stronger, strategic focus on first-class customer experience.”