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Manufacturer Eyes Further Recruitment After Sales Growth

Manufacturer eyes further recruitment after sales growth

Manufacturer eyes further recruitment after sales growth

l-r: Angelika Chmielewska (MET Recruitment), Rebecca Grainger (Isaac H Grainger’s), Adam Wheeler (MET Recruitment) A Black Country manufacturer which has its products installed in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, The Shard and Birmingham’s Rotunda building has reaffirmed its partnership with a recruitment business after a year of sales growth. Isaac H Grainger’s, a specialist in the manufacture of raised access flooring pedestals, has experienced a rise in sales after securing a surge of reshoring successes from abroad. The 158-year-old Cradley Heath business has now extended its long-standing relationship with MET Recruitment to help it meet increases in demand from customers in the UK and overseas. This means that, at any one time, the firm could have tens of temporary workers sourced by the Dudley recruitment specialist, with some candidates vetted and supplied within a few hours’ notice. Rebecca Grainger, sales and marketing director designate, said: “We are one of the leading names in access flooring and the only UK manufacturer of flooring pedestals, and this unique position gives us an immense sense of pride. “Sales are up, and we’ve increased our core workforce to just over 65 people, nearly half of which have been sourced by MET, as they know the culture of our business and the type of individuals that will fit what we are trying to achieve. “We’ve worked with the agency for 14-years and they really have been incredible. Their advisors know our business better than anyone and this is reflected in the quality of staff they find and send to us. In the last six months alone, we’ve turned 20 temporary workers into permanent employees. “There’s no reason why we won’t have our best year in sales yet and we’ll need to constantly attract new talent. This means we’ll need more operators, assembly line workers, maintenance technicians and customer service representatives to join the team, all roles that MET Recruitment have found for us in the past and will continue to supply.” Originally set up to supply staff to the mechanical and electrical trades, MET Recruitment has gone from three people in a small office on the Pensnett Trading Estate to a 23-strong agency operating from a dedicated head office on Wolverhampton Street in Dudley and The Permanent Staffing Hub on the Waterfront. MET Recruitment’s Matthew Hunter said: “Isaac H Grainger’s was one of our first clients when Robin Tong set the business up in 2008 and I’m delighted we’re still supplying them with workers 14 years on. “There’s a lot of issues with the labour market currently and firms are struggling with filling positions. Our 500-strong pool of candidates means we always have access to staff – at varying skills levels – to overcome these challenges and give clients real flexibility in their workforce.”

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Daisie Hobson

Daisie Hobson is a Director at the Reshoring Institute and an engineer with many years of experience in manufacturing and project management.

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