Glasgow-based recruiter secures Scottish Enterprise grant
Glasgow-based Solutions Driven has secured a Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise.
Solutions Driven has been awarded the grant to support its growth in 2016, as it looks to target new international markets and create jobs. The business, established in 2000, says it is aiming to create around 20 new jobs in the next two years to add to the 45 people it currently employs at its Glasgow office.
Across three business areas of executive recruitment, talent sourcing and recruitment process outsourcing, Solutions Driven generates more than 60% of its annual turnover from international sources.
Gavin Speirs, CEO of Solutions Driven, said the business had experienced significant growth in recent years, despite the downturn in sectors such as oil and gas, which had previously been positive for the company.
He commented, “Hiring and recruitment trends can be cyclical and even counter-cyclical in the case of the oil and gas sector. We are using our experience in a range of sectors and applying them to different geographies across the world.
“By continually investing in our people and our business, we have experienced strong growth as we expand the services we provide, the technology we use and the markets in which we operate. The support we’ve been able to access from Scottish Enterprise will be another catalyst for our international growth and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our business and our customers.”
Rhona Allison, company growth support director for Scottish Enterprise, said, “Solutions Driven is an innovator in its industry, having successfully combined technology with investment in its team to grow the business across multiple markets. We are pleased that our investment will help the company create more jobs in Scotland, as well as supporting new international market development. 2016 marks an exciting time for the business, with the landmark move to new premises and the global opportunities ahead.”