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Stafforce Rises In The East

Stafforce Rises In The East

Recruiter’s first year in Norwich office celebrated with important contracts

Stafforce’s Norwich office has marked a successful first year in style by winning two major accounts.

It has just started a three-year contract to supply Norwich City Council with a range of temporary clerical and administrative staff. Roles include arrears officers, anti-social behaviour case workers, premises managers, customer contact advisors, management support assistants, planning technical assistants, procurement officers, market managers and system support.

The firm joins national agencies, Reed, Adecco, Select Appointments and Office Angels as retained service providers. According to Director of Strategic Partnerships, Tony Boorman, this prestigious company and the overcoming of stiff competition to secure the business shows the rapid rise from unknown in Norwich and East Anglia just months ago to pre-eminent regional player.

“We beat off 15 other firms, including some of the country’s biggest agencies, and the win proves that we can more than hold our own as a commercial recruiter.”

The Norwich office has also been appointed by Stowmarket-based Ichiban UK. Beginning in July, the &pound1.4m contract will see it recruit 60 food production operatives a day to help the client maintain its reputation as Europe's largest sushi producer.

Stafforce first went into Norfolk in July 2010 to handle increasing demand from longstanding client, Young’s Seafood. Having gained momentum and positive profile among high calibre workers and leading employers in the region, the company decided to open a high street office, on Red Lion Street, a year later.

Tony Boorman added: “We exist to help employers run profitable, sustainable, competitive businesses, so place as much emphasis on our HR consultancy and management services as the supply of top temporary and permanent staff.

“The financial crisis, diminishing margins and heightened competition mean that recruiters must really get to know clients’ operations and technologies, as employers need advice on lifting production efficiencies and cutting costs - not suppliers who effectively work against them by supplying the greatest number of people. A partner operation offering practical support business consultancy, guidance and positioning and niche capabilities will frequently supply fewer staff, counterintuitively.”

The Norwich office currently employs four people, but is expecting to add more to the complement this year with anticipated further growth.


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