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Berry Recruitment appoints manager in Cardiff

Berry Recruitment in Cardiff has appointed Stacey Bullock as its new manager.

The experienced recruiter heads a team of four at the branch in Cathedral Road and thinks a free crossing at the Severn Bridge would open up the city to more workers. Currently there is a candidate shortage across South Wales and Cardiff could attract more people if it were cheaper to get to from the east.

In July, the Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns announced that tolls would be scrapped at the end of 2018, saying it would boost the South Wales economy by around £100m a year. But such is the need for workers that Bullock wants it removed sooner so candidates from the Bristol conurbation won’t be put off from seeking jobs over the border.

The branch recruits in the office and finance, contact centre and industrial sectors and has plenty of work available.

Bullock (pictured) said, “Finding candidates is our biggest challenge and we are being very pro-active in attracting them.

“But one barrier is the bridge and candidates from across the river are put off by the £7 charge.

“This adds up over a week and it’s no wonder that workers from the Bristol area are choosing not to pay it.

“Removing the toll would level the playing field and would help the South Wales economy and give workers more opportunities.

“We have a fantastic team here and we’re employing innovative techniques to identify candidates and sign them up. And of course wages are rising because it is a candidates’ market.

“Having the backing of a large family-owned group gives us a real advantage and we aim to grow the business here and will be looking for new consultants to join us.”

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