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, there are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:
Sofware company Benefex has expanded its headquarters in Southampton. The office growth means there is more space for additional staff to join the firm, with fifty new jobs expected.
Moneyshake, an online specialist price comparison service based in Cwmbran, has secured £500,000 of seed-stage investment. The funding will help the firm to expand its staff headcount in the next twelve months. Jobs will include senior roles in marketing, technology and management.
DroneShield, a company that specialises in protection against drones, has partnered with telecommunications firm BT, which will offer DroneShield’s protective services to its customers. New jobs are expected.
Payments start-up Stripe is launching credit cards for business customers. New jobs are expected as the firm continues to expand.
London-headquartered investment management company Brooks Macdonald have announced they will be investing in new talent as the company is ‘ahead of plan’ with its cost-cutting plan. The firm also announced it will be consolidating its York and Leeds offices into a single regional base in Leeds.
Voxpopme, a Birmingham-based software company, has raised £7.5m in a recent funding round. New jobs are expected as the firm targets further expansion.
Bedford-based software developer Tyrocircle has received a £40,000 cash injection from Enterprise Loans East Midlands. The firm intends to use the funding to build a dedicated direct sales team, with new jobs expected.
Mark J Rees
Leicester-based accountants and business advisers Mark J Rees has announced it is hiring additional staff following the recent creation of ten new jobs.