Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 15.51.57A NORTH East recruitment is on course for a bumper year, having tripled its turnover.

Labour4U (L4U) has grown from a £1.1m turnover last year to £3.2m this year, with demand for its services making company owners confident profits will continue to rise.

Set up by Newcastle-based Jon Bell with Sunderland entrepreneur Tony Griffiths, the company has been supplying staff to a range of sectors including hospitality, construction and the gas and oil business.

From a modest start with just a couple of staff when the business launched in 2013, L4U recently moved into bigger offices at Cobalt Business Park, Wallsend to accommodate its 11 strong team.

“The growth rate has been astonishing,” said Jon.

“And I believe that this purely down to the quality of the staff that we have been able to provide.

“Our client base continues to grow and we’ve supplied employees not just in the UK but across the world.”

That has included contracts as diverse as providing electricians to work in Italy and gold leaf painters to work on a palace in the Middle East.

Future plans include the setting up of a division to service the healthcare and logistics sectors along with an office based in Rotterdam to service the oil and gas industry.

“We are delighted with how the business is developing and the rate of growth which has outstripped what we anticipated,” said Jon.

Further details of opportunities being offer with L4U are available by contacting the company on 0191 280 5858.