Today the Portfolio Group’s Manchester office celebrates 1 year in operation! Starting with a humble team of just two staff recruiting solely for Payroll, a year later they now have over 10x Consultants across three Divisions (Payroll, HR & Reward and Credit Control).
Charlotte Turner, Director shares the benefits of having an office in the North:
“Within a year, we have doubled sales in ‘The North’ by having better access to our clients and candidate alike. We have found that having a local Manchester phone number means more businesses will talk to us as there is definitely a stigma around using London-based agencies.”
Having celebrated 30-years in the market at the end of 2018, they are a true specialist in each division with years of unrivalled knowledge to help businesses hire nationally and professional candidates find the right job for their experience.
With ‘North-shoring’ – the move of back-office functions outside of the capital – still very much prevalent, the Portfolio Group are confident that this will continue to benefit professionals as better opportunities become available driving up the competition – and salaries!
Gillian Owen, Manager says:
“Due to its geographical location and continual investment into the transport system, we’re able to attract professionals from not only the immediate vicinity but from the surrounding cities. We’re also finding candidates moving up from the South due to the rising cost of living or/and who are opting for a better work-life balance.”
Portfolio’s own recruitment strategy is simple, by recruiting a mix of both experienced Recruiters and those new to the industry, they are able to injecting fresh energy into their teams while guiding and shaping the future of recruitment by instilling fair practices into the next generation of management.
Turner goes on to tell us that
“This is simply the beginning of our journey as we already have firm plans to expand and take over the entire floor of our current office in the first half of 2019.”
Interested in joining the Manchester team? Contact David Kirkham for a confidential conversation on 020 3915 9129 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org