Leading independent recruitment specialist, Meridian Business Support, has opened a new office to both support and grow Norfolk’s already successful driving industry.
The branch, located in the centre of Norwich, will allow staff to focus on expanding the borough’s thriving driving sector.
It will be headed up by Neil Scarborough, who aims to boost Norfolk’s economy specifically as well as the national network. Neil and his team also plan to open more hubs across the country to better serve Meridian’s clients.
Neil, who has more than 20 years of experience in recruitment, says: “This expansion is part of Meridian’s growth strategy and we aim to penetrate even more areas in the UK.”
“This is our chance to build further upon this market sector and it’s a very exciting time for us as it will give us the opportunity to give jobs to local people and to better serve our clients and candidates.”
For the past seven years, Neil was the managing director at a regional industrial and driving specialist agency. There, he successfully helped the company adapt to a rapidly changing recruitment market and expanded its branch network.
Neil’s appointment as business manager comes after Meridian employed Andrew Pettingill as managing director of its industrial, on-site and driving Business Unit as part of an overall business growth strategy in March.
In February, Meridian, which supplies more than 6,500 temporary staff each week to firms, led the way for all UK recruitment agencies in seeking to find the correct implementation of the new Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) governing the employment of temporary staff.
Other triumphs for the business in 2012 have included scooping Best Candidate Care at the OnRec Awards in March and Best Embedded Team at the Recruiter Awards in May.
“The Meridian board is pleased to welcome Neil to the company in order to grow the business in line with our strategic objectives,” says Mark Mitchell, chief executive of Meridian Business Support. “We’re sure he will have great success in boosting the industrial and driving sectors in Norfolk.”