If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:
Satsense, a Leeds-based satellite data analysis spin-out from University of Leeds, has secured £750,000 in funding after a seed round backed by the university. The firm will use the investment to hire a new managing director and recruit new staff for its development team.
Autohorn Fleet Service
York-based car hire and leasing company Autohorn Fleet Service has secured a £7.5m investment from Yorkshire Bank. The company intends to use the funding to expand its partnerships and grow into new markets, while it also plans to expand its team.
Otty, a mattress retailer based in Leeds, has announced plans to open a new office in Berlin. The new German base will allow the company to tap into the European market. New jobs are expected at Otty’s Leeds base in support of the new international office.
Yorkshire-based PR agency MacComms has recruited two new members of staff which will aid the firm in its expansion plans. Further growth is expected as the company plans to recruit additional team members this year, including an experienced PR agency account manager.
Pendagron PLC, a vehicle retailer based at Annesley, is looking for 40 new staff to join its telesales and customer retention centre. The firm is recruiting inbound and outbound telesales executives as well as retention executives.
Northern Ireland-based tool and plant hire firm Balloo Hire is creating 20 new jobs across its five sites. Roles include management, administration, clerical, finance, sales, mechanics and engineering positions.
Top UK law firm Shoosmiths is planning to create 13 new jobs at its base in Belfast. The new recruits will form the company’s new ‘Inceptions team’ which will focus on maintaining continued business growth across the firm’s network of offices. 7 of the new jobs will be at graduate level.
CT, an IT managed services, cloud and security compliance firm based in Chesterfield, had moved to new offices. The move comes after a period of significant growth. The company is currently recruiting new staff for its operations and sales teams.
Source: HN Global