Bamford Contract Services celebrates 25 years in business
The agency provides temporary & permanent staffing solutions to the Construction, Industrial, Food, Engineering and Commercial Sectors throughout the North West and Yorkshire.
Steve Berry, founder and managing director of the company, said, “It’s hard to imagine how far the business has progressed over the past 25 years, from those early days of literally working my way through the yellow pages drumming up business as a one man band providing temporary trades and labour to the construction industry operation whilst trying to make ends meet to our current operation of 10 staff working across five different sectors. We currently serve the Construction, Industrial, Engineering, Food and Commercial sectors throughout the North West and Yorkshire and I’m delighted to report that we are on target for all-time record sales exceeding £5million!
"Achieving such a momentous milestone hasn’t been without its ups and downs and we certainly were not immune from the effects of the recession. But, hard work and determination of Team Bamford to rebuild and succeed is beginning to pay off. The tremendous energy and positive input from Operations Director, Daniel Calvert,35, (who is also a stakeholder in the business) has helped build a fantastic team since he joined the business in 2012, all of whom have played a significant role in helping to transform the business into the success it is today.
"Daniel, has been instrumental in developing our new food sector, successfully attaining our GLA licence in the process, worked to enable us to retain Investors in People for a third 3 year term and driving our industrial and engineering divisions from strength to strength focussing on the staffing needs of clients “who make things”.
"Our roots were put down serving the temporary labour needs of the construction industry in Manchester and that sector remains stronger than ever, particularly social housing which has helped us weather the recent recessionary storms. There is now huge demand for construction personnel of all disciplines under the leadership of General Manager Craig Williams (39) who has been with the business for over 7 years and who still continues to personally develop and service new business month after month.
"What does the future hold for Bamford ? Well, we are certainly not resting on our laurels and have our sights firmly set on achieving sales of £10million over the next few years.
"Any successful business is only as good as its staff, its clients and in the case of recruitment, the thousands of candidates that we have placed into temporary and permanent jobs over the past 25 years.. It’s all about finding the right person for the right job &hellip every time.
"On behalf of the management and staff of Bamford Contract Services I’d like to say a huge thank you to our loyal clients, candidates and to our staff. Thank you for helping Bamford’s become one of the best specialist recruitment agencies in the region.”