Award-winning recruitment firm continuing to grow

Scarborough recruitment business Castle Employment Group, headed by managing director Kerry Hope, goes from strength to strength. It has won several awards, the most recent of which came only days ago when it won Best Employer of the Year at the 2018 Press Business Awards, in York.

Turning over £6.5 million with more than 40 staff, Castle Employment has tripled in turnover and people over the past four years. It has two offices in Scarborough, one in York, one in Leeds and plans to grow further across the region. Castle provides temporary, permanent and contract staff for businesses across Yorkshire, with specialist divisions in accountancy and finance; business support; education; engineering and manufacturing; hospitality and cleaning; human resources; industrial, agriculture and construction; and IT, sales and procurement. It also offers an HR and employment law consultancy service, providing full support at all stages of the recruitment and employment process.

The newly-opened York office supports the progression of the business and was in response to a growing number of recruitment requirements for York-based clients and candidates. Recruitment specialist Michelle Johnson-Vasey has been appointed branch manager, supported by office resourcer Nichola Breslin. They will work alongside Melanie Jones, head of HR Recruitment, who has been driving growth in the York area for the past two years and specialises in recruitment for director and manager level HR roles.

Kerry Hope said: “Much of our continued success is down to the fabulous team we employ at Castle. We are totally committed in training and development for all our team, from the newest apprentices to the directors. “I am delighted with our award nomination for Best Medium Business and for Business Person of the Year in the Scarborough Business Awards. Being nominated is an honour and we wish the very best to all nominees for the evening.” Castle’s clients include a mix of blue chip companies and SMEs across Yorkshire and the north, including McCain Foods, the Forestry Commission, Pro-Pak Foods, Yell, Karro Foods and UPM Raflatac, many of which have been clients for as long as 15 years.

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