A new, fast-growing education recruitment company has located to Business Central, Darlington.

123 Teachers was established by entrepreneur Christopher Gent in May, and due to a better than expected start, has already expanded.  Having originally taken up membership to the Centre’s co-working facility, this month Christopher has seen his hard work rewarded having secured a lease on one of the Centre’s state of the art offices.

The company assists schools across the region providing high quality supply teachers, cover supervisors, support staff and SEN specialists, Christopher explains:

“I have worked in the education recruitment sector for over 14 years now and I have always had an urge to start my own business.  I decided it was time to utilise my extensive experience and start my own company providing a dedicated service to schools.

“Here at 123 Teachers the candidates we work with are as important to us as the schools we are sending them to.  We build relationships with potential candidates and I believe this is vital to getting the right people for the job.”

Christopher first visited Business Central when he attended a meeting with Tedco Business Support for advice.  During his visit, Christopher met the team and decided it was an ideal environment to launch his new business. He adds:

“I believe I am the only educational specialist based in Darlington and as I live locally the location was perfect for me.  The state of the art building is fantastic and the facilities are ideal for my business needs.

“Open Space was a very cost effective facility to use when getting my business off the ground.  I am thrilled that I am now in a position where I can exchange my Open Space membership for my very own office space and plan to employ at least two more consultants.”

Vanessa Wood, centre manager at Business Central commented:

“The co-working facility at Business Central is proving very popular for start-ups as well as existing businesses.  I am delighted that we have been able to support Christopher throughout his start-up journey and the fact he is expanding just six months after the business launched is amazing.

“The Open Space membership includes use of our fantastic Business Lounge which has been designed for those who don’t require a fixed office.  We offer bespoke packages so users can simply drop in and work, and with flexible easy in easy out terms it’s simple enough to upgrade when the time is right.”

For more information about the facilities at Business Central visit www.businesscentraldarlington.co.uk

For more information about 123 Teachers visit www.123teachers.co.uk

Business Central is located in the Central Park Enterprise Zone, Darlington. The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) and Darlington Borough Council are working together on the £6.6 million project which has been supported with funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the Homes and Communities Agency.