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Southampton lures major recruiter

A national recruitment group has opened its second office in Southampton to take advantage of the growing economy and booming jobs market.

Berry Recruitment Group launched a new ‘technical’ branch specialising in engineering, facilities management and construction.

It supplements its other branch that recruits in the commercial, industrial and driving sectors.

When choosing its location, the company partnered with charity Plus You Ltd whose chief executive Debbie King MBE opened the new business in Thornhill.

The charity exists to regenerate the area and help people within five categories including employment.

Berry’s regional sales director Angela Milne relocated the ‘technical’ branch from Surrey because of the potential growth available in Southampton and the wider region.

Experienced recruiter Scott Mills is managing the team that includes numerous experts in their field.

Angela said: “With the growth of our other Southampton branch and our Gosport office it made sense to relocate our technical division to the city.

“Southampton and the region has a great deal to offer and we feel that it has the businesses and the candidates that will enable us to grow rapidly.

“The economy has done well and we anticipate that it will continue to improve, especially in the construction sector.

“We are also delighted to have partnered with Plus You Ltd, a charity that has really made a huge difference to the area.

“We have a highly skilled team of recruiters and with our other local branches we are now a one-stop-shop for recruitment in the area.”

Debbie King said: “We are delighted to have Berry Recruitment as our new tenants in our Hightown Centre and we wish them all the very best.

“Anything that helps people back into the employment market is of huge value.”