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MIDLANDS-based Frontline Recruitment is celebrating its tenth year of trading, and in spite of the economic doom and gloom, has reported an increase in sales in 2009 and the start of 2010.

Tony Wilmot and Elliott Kidd began trading as Frontline Recruitment in September 2000 from a small office in Mansfield, with only a phone book and a telephone to their name. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength and now has offices across the region in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester as well as Bradford, and employs 40 staff.

The company now has 500 clients on its books and places 1000 staff members a day on average and is continuing to grow. The companys client base has risen significantly since the beginning of 2009 and on a month by month basis has seen a significant increase in sales.

Tony Wilmot, said: It is quite unbelievable that we are now in our tenth year of trading. We opened our first office in Mansfield with a predicted turnover of 900,000, but the business quickly rocketed and over the next 15 months we generated a turnover of 2.5million.

In July 2001 we opened our Nottingham office, which is now our HQ. This was followed by the Leicester office in November the same year, we have since opened offices in Derby and Bradford. Things have been pretty good for us ever since and even in the downturn we are breaking the mould and continue to take on new clients on a month by month basis.

Frontline now provides both temporary and permanent recruitment solutions to a variety of industries, including the public sector, manufacturing and production, warehouse and distribution, domestic services and packaging and is expanding its client range continuously.
Elliott adds: Since we started out in 2000, things have been pretty good for us. Our early days were critical to our success and really helped us to get ahead of the game. We hit the ground running and started with no clients. Looking back I cant believe we turned up on that first day with just desks, phones and phonebooks to our names. We now hope to continue to build on our success as the recession shows signs of coming to an end.


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