Cordant Recruitment-supported agency to launch
Ardent4, a new recruitment company specialising in facilities management and construction recruitment, officially launches this month with a new office and team in Birmingham. Ardent4 is supported by Cordant Recruitment.
Ardent4 will be recruiting for a variety of permanent and contract positions in the facilities management sector nationwide, incorporating technical and soft services.
The company claims its launch comes in response to the growth in the facilities management market and the resurgence of the UK construction industry. Alex Sutherland, managing director at Ardent4, has been recruiting within the facilities management and construction industry for over ten years and has provided consultancy services to facilities management providers, including executive search assignments, succession planning and merger & acquisition strategy. He joins Ardent4 from The FM Network, where he was a founding member.
Sutherland commented, “The facilities management market has been through a period of consolidation. Over the past two years it has been extremely acquisitive, with many of the larger companies acquiring competitors or merging. This is creating a gap between SME’s and the bigger corporates, with clients struggling to receive the quality of service they demand. This has created a huge opportunity for the SME’s to gain market share in areas previously thought impossible. This is an opportunity for Ardent4 to offer a business partnership to these SME’s that is based on versatile consultancy, sharing our knowledge, expertise and experience on a national level. We believe that a skilled workforce is the key to a competitive edge within FM and the built environment and we offer the candidate network and resources to help our clients achieve this.”
The UK facilities management sector currently employs approximately 10% of the UK working population and is estimated to be worth £111 billion a year, according to the latest report from the British Institute of Facilities Management.