NATIONAL recruitment firm Encore Personnel has announced the expansion of its Derby branch with a new city centre office and several jobs created. The move saw the firm’s Derby branch relocate from its current base in Morledge to Gervase House in historic Friar Gate earlier this month (October). Alan Worth, a recruitment professional with more than 17 years’ experience in the sector, will continue to spearhead the growth and development of the Derby office as branch manager. Leading a team of five existing staff, Alan will also oversee the appointment of two additional employees over the coming weeks.
Speaking of the move, Alan said: “Since we opened our Derby office in 2016, there has been exponential growth and increased demand for our services across Derbyshire.
“On average, we are placing 80 to 90 temporary workers each week in positions across multiple sectors including driving and industrial. With that number set to increase, we were in real need of a bigger space to operate from.
“Friar Gate is one of the key cultural, historical and architectural focal points of the city centre and is the perfect location for us to grow as a branch and expand the services we are able to offer our clients.”
The deal was overseen by commercial property agency Innes England on behalf of Chevin Homes. Chris Wright, associate director at Innes England, said: “Chevin Homes acquired the property from us in 2016, bolstering their investment portfolio in the city. We are delighted to announce Gervase House is now fully let with the arrival of Encore, which will be joining Elliot Mather Solicitors and Marie Curie, which both have offices in the building.
“The suite offered modern, open plan city centre offices with ample car parking – perfect for Encore Personnel which knew the space was right for them on their first viewing.
“Encore is a well-established national recruitment firm, resourcing employment opportunities across a broad range of sectors to include driving and industrial, which is synonymous with the skilled Derby work force. It has been a pleasure to welcome them to Gervase House.”
James Cokayne, director at Chevin Homes, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Encore to Gervase House, which is now fully let. The building is located in the historic Friar Gate area of Derby city centre, making it a great place for Encore to grow.”
Alan added, “With multiple new contract wins and pipeline business on the way, this is a really exciting time for Encore Personnel and we look forward to seeing what the next 12 months brings for the team.”
For more information, visit www.encorepersonnel.co.uk