• 21/06/2017

Recruitment specialist named one of Leicestershire’s top companies

LEICESTER-BASED recruitment firm, Encore Personnel is celebrating after being named as the 77th best company in Leicestershire, breaking into the top 100 for the first time.

It has moved up 26 places on last year’s listing to rank in the top half of Leicestershire’s top 200 companies. Compiled by Leicester Mercury, the list recognised businesses according to their annual turnover.

Director at Encore Personnel Pete Taylor said: “We are delighted to be recognised in this list alongside many national and international companies spanning a vast range of sectors. Being so highly ranked is a fantastic achievement that reflects Encore’s growth over the past year.”

Encore has been placed in the list every time since its launch five years ago – however, it is the first time the recruitment specialist has been ranked within the top 100.

During the past 12 months, Encore has extended its service offering across its specialist sectors by launching a dedicated driving division to alleviate a national skills shortage in HGV drivers. The firm is also now recruiting logistics professionals in mid-senior roles to offer a single point of contact for all staffing needs for businesses operating in this market.

In addition, Encore introduced an external recruitment team to ensure that no client is left with staff shortages during busy periods. The four-strong team was created in response to a recent decline in the number of people applying for roles, and now proactively works to attract candidates who can offer their skills to fill temporary and full-time roles.

Pete continued: “Encore has had a very busy year, not only in terms of placing record numbers of people, but also through continued expansion of new divisions within the network and through innovation, further development of our service proposition and delivery to meet the ever changing needs of our clients and the marketplace.

“We are very pleased to have been highlighted as one of the leading recruitment firms in Leicestershire, and I would like to thank the whole Encore team for their continual dedication and expertise in helping the business reach this milestone.”

Encore places around 4,500 temporary and permanent employees in roles across the country within the industrial, driving, engineering/technical and energy markets each week from its ten offices across the Midlands and Yorkshire.