Stark Brooks bolsters Manchester team
They are focusing on recruiting for accountancy and finance posts in commerce and industry across the north west.
The new quartet are Matt Tate, aged 24, who has joined from The SF Group, graduate trainee Jack Hampson, 22, school leaver Adam Sweeney, 19, and Jessie Parkin, 20, who has joined on a one-year placement from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Gron Ffoulkes-Davies, chief executive of Stark Brooks, said the appointments follow a strong first-half of 2014 for the firm and demonstrate its confidence for the future.
He added: “As the economic recovery gathers pace, we are seeing increased activity in our core markets and we require additional staff to meet this growing demand.
“We are committed to nurturing young talent, and Adam is our first school-leaver recruit.
“At the same time, we have extended our undergraduate placement initiative to Manchester following a successful pilot at our Leeds office, where we have offered a permanent position to the student who worked with us for a year.
“We expect to add more staff during the remainder of the year in our Manchester and Leeds offices, in line with the rising demand we are experiencing.”
Along with recruiting for finance and accountancy posts, Stark Brooks specialises in filling senior roles in areas such as human resources, supply chain and procurement, insurance and sales.
During the first half of 2014, Stark Brooks recruited for listed companies including GB Group and Scapa, accountancy practices such as Mazars, universities and colleges including St Bede’s College in Manchester, financial services and engineering businesses, and hotel chains.
Stark Brooks’ growth in Manchester is mirrored across the Pennines in Leeds, where the firm has moved to bigger offices and has recruited additional consultants.