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North East recruitment firm fills gap in the market


Sep 11, 2016

Edward_Reed_RecruitmentRecruitment consultancy Edward Reed is celebrating a successful first year in business having filled a gap in the North East recruitment market.

The Newcastle-based company, which specialises in mid to senior management appointments within industry and commerce, has developed a strong presence within the recruitment sector since its launch 12 months ago.

Managing Director Chris Stappard, who previously spent 10 years working in the banking sector in the North East, saw a gap in the market for a relationship-driven management recruitment firm, taking things back to basics and working closely with clients.

Chris said: “It’s been a great first year for Edward Reed Recruitment. The business has expanded rapidly and is going from strength to strength.

“We are seeing positives in businesses right across the region regardless of sector or size. The political and economic uncertainty isn’t necessarily stopping our clients investing within their workforce and pushing ahead with business. Against this backdrop, we are still seeing increased activity amongst exporters and equally within household names in the North East across sectors such as manufacturing, FMCG, pharmaceutical and professional services.

“We look forward to taking the business forward into its second year and working with new and existing clients as Edward Reed Recruitment continues to grow.”

The company’s client portfolio covers a broad range of sectors. Recent roles recruited for by Edward Reed include senior finance, IT and quality assurance roles within pharmaceuticals, and marketing and data analyst specialists within manufacturing. The consultancy is currently recruiting for further finance, operations and sales and marketing professionals across a host of sectors in the North East.

Edward Reed Recruitment has recently recruited several roles for Shield Therapeutics Plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Newcastle and London. Angela Hildreth, Finance Director at Shield Therapeutics Plc said: “We have worked exclusively with Edward Reed for all placements based in our northern location since January and we could not be more satisfied with the standard of service or candidates presented and recruited.

“Chris takes his time to understand the roles, the company and its culture and this has been invaluable especially as the roles have been so broad in their scope.  The roles recruited have varied from scientific to financial and in general have been very niche in their nature. Chris’ bespoke approach of listening, understanding and questioning have really added value and contributed to successful placements.  Edward Reed’s approach has been very different from other recruitment service offerings and I truly believe this is the way forward for recruitment.”

For more information visit: http://edwardreed.co.uk/

By Emily