8/3/2016 9:15:07 AM
Supertemps doubles the size of Specialist team
Hat-maker turns head-hunter as North Wales agency doubles the size of its specialist team
A NORTH WALES recruitment agency has doubled the size of its specialist team as demand continues to grow for difficult-to-fill roles.
Supertemps has added two experienced recruiters to its specialist division and will add a Colwyn Bay office to its Bangor-based operation.
Ami Jones joins following a seven-year role as specialist recruiter for a national recruitment agency while Kate Humphreys returns to her native North Wales following a similar career path and international recognition for hat design.
Supertemps Specialist Division was launched in 2012, led by Sian Williams, following employer demand. Turnover has grown steadily over the last two years during which time Sian was joined by Edward Kirkwood from Llanfachraeth on Anglesey.
The business has seen particular demand for specialist IT and technical roles, especially developers, as well as senior-level executive positions. The number of candidates on the company’s books has increased by 40% compared to the same period the previous year.
Kate, originally from Menai Bridge, has managed boutique ladies’ stores and has been designing and making hats for more than eight years. A few years ago she finished runner-up in an international competition through Vogue magazine run by revered milliner Stephen Jones.
Prior to joining Supertemps she worked as a millinery technician at Leeds College of Art before joining a national recruitment agency based in Leeds, where she worked for eight years.
Kate said: “I’m really excited about joining Supertemps and I’m looking forward to working with Sian, Ed and the recruitment team here in Bangor.
“It’s a fast-paced environment and every day is different, but one thing that doesn’t change is that I really enjoy working with people and matching the right people for the right job. It’s very rewarding.”
Ami, from Mochdre, has previously managed HR duties for 170 people and run key recruitment accounts for local authorities across North Wales. She was awarded by her employers a once-in-a-lifetime Clipper ship cruise for her work contribution.
She said: “I’ve been a candidate with a recruitment agency in the past so I understand the business from both sides. I love the variety recruitment offers and the satisfaction of finding a candidate their perfect role and the client their perfect candidate!
“I’ve been in the recruitment industry in North Wales for almost seven years now and I’m looking forward to bringing my knowledge and skills to Supertemps’ Specialist Division.”
Sian Williams, Business Manager for Supertemps Specialist, said: “We’re delighted to bring Kate and Ami on board. Their experience of recruitment and the local market will help us build on the value our service provides for employers looking to fill difficult-to-fill and often business-critical roles.”
Headquartered in Colwyn Bay, Supertemps was formed in 1980 and is the region’s longest established independent recruitment agency. It opened its Bangor branch in 2011 to better serve Anglesey and Gwynedd and launched the Specialist division in 2012.
Left to right: Ami Jones, Sian Williams and Kate Humphreys