National recruitment firm celebrates new contract win
National recruitment firm celebrates new contract win with leading food supplier
National recruitment firm gap personnel, headquartered in Wrexham in North Wales, has secured a major new contract with a leading UK food manufacturer.The two-year contract with Samworth Brothers is a significant coup and a key opportunity for gap personnel to make further inroads in the south west of England.The deal will see it supply up to 100 workers a day to Samworths south west factories which include Callington and Launceston in Cornwall. gap will install an in-house management team at the Callington site.
gap has also opened up a new branch in Plymouth city centre on the back of the deal. The new Plymouth office strengthens gaps presence in the south west, with the company already operating a branch in Newton Abbot, Devon. The contract was forged after Samworth managers visited the Sharp factory at Llay, near Wrexham, where gap supplies 400 workers a week and also has a management team based on site full-time.gap personnel director Jason Fox said: This is particularly significant because the client didnt even know we existed until two weeks before we met them and we had no history of supply to them anywhere in the UK. However, they were so impressed by our operations in North Wales that they had no hesitation awarding us the contract. The most satisfying element is that we were awarded it on quality, not price.Tamar Foods, owned by Samworth Brothers, is Britains leading supplier of fresh sausage rolls and pies to supermarkets.
Samworth Brothers also has a number of factories in Leicestershire, the business having grown from making Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies in the early 1980s to today's diverse portfolio of products.gap personnel is hopeful of forging a long-term relationship with the company which could lead to it supplying recruits to other sites.
Jason added: It is early days, but this is an extremely significant contract for us which could open up other opportunities within the high-profile Samworth group. We are very excited to be working with them.Fiona MacInnes, personnel manager at Tamar Foods, said: A major factor in choosing gap was the quality of service that we observed when visiting two manufacturing sites in North Wales.I have been impressed by the smooth transition from our previous supplier to gap, which was exceptionally well managed. Having an on-site presence has resulted in very good service levels and improved communication.