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:
UK personal insolvency provider Creditfix has opened a new office in Salford. The new premises are able to house up to 50 new recruits, with new jobs expected.
Blueberry Marketing, a direct marketing firm based in Leeds, has won new contracts and created new jobs after securing a £10,000 investment. New jobs are expected as the firm continues to grow.
Adzuna, a London-based job search engine provider, has secured a £8m investment as part of a Series C funding round. The new funding will allow the company to further expand both in the UK and internationally and to further develop its technology. The firm also intends to grow its development and data science teams.
Online brand and intellectual property protection provider INCOPRO has secured $21m (£15.6) in funding from growth equity investor Highland Europe. Part of the investment will be used to grow the business’ operations in China, the US and Europe. New jobs are expected.
Paragon, an independent building and project consultancy based in Edinburgh, has merged with chartered surveyors Bond Davidson. The merger brings together almost 200 people, with new jobs expected.
Scottish recruitment consultancy HRC Recruitment has moved to new offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and has taken on new staff. Further jobs are expected as the company continues to grow.
CFN Solutions, a telephone and connectivity specialist, has set up its offices in Dyce. The new company has already secured several contracts during its first weeks of trading and is expected to take on more staff as it continues to grow.
The Gin Fayre
Leeds-based start-up The Gin Fayre, which hosts gin events across the UK, has increased turnover by more than 100% in its second year since launching in 2017. The company intends to expand its team in 2018 to accelerate growth.
Source: HN Global