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Urban Connect launches

Urban Connect has launched its business and website with support from Recruitment Entrepreneur.

Focusing on architecture, M&E, structural and civil engineering, project and cost management, the firm combines technical engineering expertise with efficient and savvy recruitment practice. Urban Connect is based in the business district of Manchester’s Spinningfields, and is set to help those working in these sectors secure new roles, alongside supporting clients to hire across the UK.

Chairman, James Caan (pictured right), said, “With Manchester set to become the UK’s best performing city in 2020, according to an EY economic report, there’s no better time to invest in the North West. The city’s entrepreneurial spirit and availability of talent is renowned. As a city of engineers, it’s the perfect location for Urban Connect to launch. The company’s founder, Andrew, is exceptionally talented and a pleasure to work with. I’m incredibly excited about this being Recruitment Entrepreneur’s first joint venture with headquarters in Manchester.”

Founding director, Andrew Kerr (pictured left), has over seven years’ experience at two specialist construction and engineering recruitment firms. Having worked his way up through the ranks, he was ready for the next challenge of launching his own business. He commented, “This has been a fantastic experience. It’s always been a dream of mine to set up on my own. I’ve now been able to realise this by starting my own business and launching a company website, thanks to the support from Recruitment Entrepreneur and James. So many people from my professional network have wished me well and many of them want to work with me, which has been both brilliant and reassuring. The overwhelming positive response has made me realise I made the right decision. The only regret I may have is not doing it sooner.”

On the new partnership, Recruitment Entrepreneur’s CEO, Abid Hamid, added, “Andrew is an energetic and focused leader. He has in-depth market knowledge and is a great guy to work with. His business has already demonstrated exceptional success by working with big brand industry clients, and the website now effectively represents their world class offering.”

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