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Derby-based Ford & Stanley opens in China, Australia and Hong Kong

Ford & Stanley, based in Derby, is opening offices in Sydney, Shanghai and Hong Kong to act a conduit for the growing global talent pool of British workers seeking to return to the UK.

The expansion has also led to the company recruiting into its headquarters on Pride Park. David Perrin has joined as Head of Rail and Control Systems, Jade Pettit as Head of Rail Infrastructure and Gina Chambers as Head of Customer Services Management.

Ford & Stanley, a talent services firm offering a range of business solutions including specialist recruitment into the rail, automotive and general manufacturing markets, will send staff to the new offices from their Derby base.

By having staff on the ground, the offices will help facilitate an easy transition for businesses recruiting and for workers looking to return home.

Phill Machell, Ford & Stanley Managing Director, said: “It’s always a challenge for companies to bring in workers from foreign markets yet increasingly those are the markets businesses will have to look to in order to bridge the skills gap.

“Britain is back in business, the economy is growing, and while there is a skills shortage here, there is a huge ex-pat market in manufacturing wanting to return. It’s a case of putting the two together. We felt having that local knowledge was vital if we are to become expert on the available talent pool and create a smooth passage for companies to bring workers back to the UK, hence why we will

“It is a great opportunity for people who work here, and a great opportunity for the business as we continue to grow apace. It is something our clients have all said they will support us with as it opens up a new market to them in a highly accessible way and through a company they know they can trust to deliver the best talent to meet their needs.”

itment and supporting talent consultancy to the rail, general manufacturing, automotive and aerospace, quality and accreditation sectors. 

Suite of services offered by Ford & Stanley include:

Employer Brand

Master Vendor Software

HR and Recruitment process development

Front-line recruitment services

Learning and Development

Wellbeing and Performance Support 


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