Award-winning specialist recruiter, The Portfolio Group has made a senior promotion on the back of record-breaking results which saw the Group breaking year-on-year monthly record figures during July and August as the nation came out of lockdown.
With payroll being a keyworker role and a core division of The Portolio Group, the business saw recruitment only briefly slow down during the national lockdown as many clients continued to move forward with their hiring plans.
In light of this success amidst a backdrop of uncertainty, the business has promoted Gillian Owen, from Manager of their Manchester office to Associate Director.
Gillian joined the organisation in 2018, a month after The Portfolio Group opened their Manchester office. In that time, Gillian has built on Portfolio’s market-leading reputation. She has grown the Manchester business from a team of just two staff recruiting solely for payroll to a team of eight consultants working across three Divisions (Payroll, HR & Reward and Credit Control), which has almost doubled their sales figures within the first full financial year.
Commentating on her appointment, Gillian Owen said:
“I am delighted to have been promoted to Associate Director, particularly given the current circumstances. Clearly, this is indicative of a business that continues to invest in its people and provides continuous support to clients throughout what has been an unprecedented year. I have been so lucky to be a part of a team that’s been instrumental in the development of the Manchester office, built from the market reputation. I look forward to celebrating the continued success of The Portfolio Group in the months and years to come – and also proud of the fantastic, diligent and professional service we offer to all our clients.”
Speaking about the record-breaking results, Danny Done, Managing Director of The Portfolio Group, said:
“These results are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our Consultants who worked tirelessly to maintain contact with both clients and candidates giving them the confidence to hire during these uncertain times.”
Anthony Macey, Director at The Portfolio Group, added:
“We have now tried and tested remote recruitment and as a result, know that online interviewing and remote on-boarding recruitment solutions do work so that businesses can continue to hire the best talent for their teams.”