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5/20/2015 2:48:37 PM

Recruitment agency doubles its team as work demand booms

A recruitment agency has nearly doubled its Bangor team to meet growing demand for skilled and specialist job roles in north west Wales.

Supertemps has added three recruitment consultants to take its Parc Menai-based team to seven with the branch’s turnover growing 60% year-on-year since its inception in 2011.

Sarah Colborn from Holyhead, Simon Mottram from Llangaffo, and Edward Kirkwood from Llanfachraeth, all on Anglesey, are the new faces joining the Bangor office.

All have previous experience in recruitment, human resources and business development in North Wales and the North West. The expansion comes as the agency faces the growing challenge of candidate shortages with more and more new roles requiring specific or higher grade skills.

Bangor is home to the company’s Specialist division, formed to recruit specific executive, technical and difficult-to-fill roles. Much of Edward’s work within the Specialist division will focus on sourcing highly skilled IT candidates, a reflection of how critical IT skills have become in the North Wales economy. 

Supertemps’ Operations Director Steve Griffiths said: “What’s been most striking since the recession is that there has been fewer “entry level” roles in terms of skills and a big demand for skilled workers in very specific disciplines. “This is one of the reasons why our Bangor office, which is home to our Specialist division, has performed so well.

“Yes, manufacturing, administration and especially food production roles continue to be the bedrock of our business, but demand for specialist work continues to increase.


“We are having to continually refine and develop our processes to find the best people. Being independent and forward-thinking helps us do this.”

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 launch specialist recruitment services and better serve Anglesey and Gwynedd.

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