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Managerial promotion at Thorn Baker

Kirsty McErlain began her career at Manchester-based recruitment consultancy Thorn Baker as a labour manager in October 2011 filling bookings for the office. 

She has since gone on to receive various promotions across the company including the role of recruitment consultant. 

Three years on, McErlain has been promoted again to managing consultant, joining the Thorn Baker management team to help and support their five year growth plans. 

Having always enjoyed her role at Thorn Baker, McErlain has found the opportunity for herself to progress very rewarding. 

She said, “I have always enjoyed working at Thorn Baker as I get to meet people from other areas of the country and in various sectors, and to interact with them on a daily basis. 

“This promotion is great and very rewarding for me. I am in a role where I can also help people throughout their careers who may get promoted, just like I have, which is very satisfying.” 

McErlain had previously worked for recruitment company Reed for a year in a support role before joining Thorn Baker.

The role of managing consultant allows McErlain to specialise in recruitment and the training of staff as well as managing the company’s Manchester office.

She added, “I applied to work at Thorn baker as the company really appealed to me. It is great that I have been allowed to progress so quickly.

“The people are the best thing about working at Thorn Baker. There is a good office atmosphere and we get the perfect balance between working hard and having fun.” 

Michelle Smith, regional manager for Thorn Baker, said, “From the moment Kirsty joined Thorn Baker, she displayed a hunger and passion to succeed. 

“She joined us as labour manager just under four years ago and has since demonstrated a determination to be the best in this role and as a result of her actions and billings she was again promoted to managing consultant. She is a great member of our team.”

Headquartered in Nottingham, Thorn Baker has nine regional offices across the country including Mansfield, Chesterfield, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle and London.

The specialist recruitment firm works across six sectors including construction, industrial, estates, facilities and maintenance, office and professional, technical and engineering and sales and marketing.  


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