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Outsource UK celebrates 20 years in business

Swindon IT recruiter marks 20 years in business

A IT recruitment specialist company, which started from the managing directors front room has celebrated 20 years in business.

Outsource UK, which specialises in providing IT personnel to a range of industries, was set up in 1991 in Swindon by Paul Jameson. It now has a turnover of more than 21m, employs 29 people and has a string of accolades to its name.

The company, which last year relocated from Old Town to prestigious offices Swindons historic railway quarter, celebrated with a party for its most valued clients, employees and candidates.

In 1991, IT recruitment businesses had very little interest in focusing on servicing the needs of clients and candidates, most were much more interested in how much money they could make, said Paul. I believed that if I could create a business which had the best interests of our users at heart, we could obtain long-term success.

Chris Evans, Programme Manager for Outsource UK client Advantage xPO, praised the companys success. He said: Congratulations to Outsource on reaching the 20 year milestone. Paul and his team are a pleasure to work with and I wish them continued success and growth

Nicky Iddon, of Halcrow - another Outsource UK client added: I have every confidence in Outsource. I have been using the company for a long time and they always listen to our requirements.

Outsource UKs success is largely down to the excellent team Paul has built around him some employees have been with him almost from the beginning while ten new members of staff were taken on last year. Close attention is paid to staff training and development, with a specialist training and development manager being appointed recently.

As part of the plan to grow, both organically and through takeovers, the position of sales director was created last year and experienced recruiter Andrea Williams appointed to the role. Outsource is currently recruiting both experienced and trainee consultants.

Paul has big plans for the future. He said: Within three years I hope to be one of the largest and most profitable privately-owned IT recruitment firms. This will mean reaching close to 50m turnover and employing more than a 40 recruitment staff. Its a big ambition but one I think that, with the excellent team I have around me, can be achieved.

Since its formation, Outsources reputation and size has grown. It is the 54th largest specialist IT recruiter nationally and the 174th largest recruiter, out of a total of 7,400. This year the company entered a published list of the top 100 largest Swindon companies. It also came 9th in Recruiter magazines recent list of the Fast 50 recruiters.

Its other accolades include accreditation by the industrys governing body the REC and membership of APSCo, the industrys professional body. Paul Jameson is Wiltshire Businesss current Business Person of the Year and Outsource is in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table of independent fast-growing companies.

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