Market leading recruitment specialists, Elevation Recruitment Group has opened a state of the art, grade A office in Wakefield in response to record-breaking sales growth. Driven by a significant increase in demand from clients in the West Yorkshire region, the new facility triples the capacity of the office and gives the opportunity for future expansion of the business.
Sales in the Yorkshire based business grew by 31% in 2017 and in 2018, the group is on course to break even more records – sales in the first half of the year are up over 60% compared to the same period in 2017. Alongside the impressive sales growth, the team at Elevation Wakefield has significantly increased its headcount with a rise of over 35% compared to 2017.
‘In the last two years, the demand for Elevation’s services has been unprecedented,’ explains Elevation Founder and CEO Greg Parkinson. ‘Despite the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the thriving Yorkshire economy has led to a significant increase in demand from our clients looking for high calibre staff, particularly those in the West Yorkshire region. The introduction of the Northern Powerhouse scheme and the £28millon investment for businesses in the Leeds region from the European Development Fund have been significant growth drivers for the local economy.’
The new facility in Wakefield has tripled the organisation’s floor space and is located at junction 41 of the M1 with excellent transport links to Leeds City centre and the motorway, ideal for employees and visiting candidates and clients. The office boasts free on-site parking, with access to a wide variety of leisure facilities and a retail park just a few minutes’ walk away.
The new office space gives Elevation the opportunity to expand its business in the future and continue to increase the capabilities of each of their eight specialist divisions, all of which are filling more client vacancies than ever before, with most on an exclusive basis.
‘As a result of our ongoing business success, Elevation is undertaking an extensive internal recruitment drive across all areas of the organisation, from senior managers through to trainee recruiters,’ explains Greg. ‘Elevation offer market leading remuneration, commission and employee benefits packages and are proud to be an employee focussed business where staff are given expert coaching, training, and resources to reach their full potential. We are a forward-thinking, dynamic, fast-paced organisation where employees genuinely enjoy coming to work.’