HR specialist goes for growth

A fullL service HR company is celebrating its second anniversary with ambitious plans to double turnover and staff numbers for the third year running.

Client demand has seen Newcastle-based Exclusive Human Resources add services including HR consultancy, leadership and management development, and employee communications to its core business of specialist HR recruitment.

Managing director Mark Ions founded the company two years ago to fill the gap for an independent HR recruitment company to serve the North East. The last year has seen the business evolve into a multi-faceted HR services expert, boosting staff numbers to six and sparking the launch of a Leeds office to service the Yorkshire market.

Three senior level industry consultants with a wealth of experience have been brought on board to lead the company’s specialist business arms.

Mark Ions said: “We are delighted to celebrate a second successful year in business, particularly in such tough market conditions, and we have exciting plans for the next year.

“Demand for outsourced, integrated HR services is set to grow steadily and we intend to take advantage of that trend. Recruitment will remain a strong element of our business mix, but my vision was always to be an all-encompassing HR services expert, giving employers access to a full framework of HR tools, all through one trusted partner.

“The increase in demand for services such as post-redundancy support, training and coaching gave us the ideal opportunity to remain true to our fundamental business, and at the same time react to market opportunities by growing the company organically.

“Our three new consultants – Fiona Ward, Margaret Jewell and Rachel Hegarty – bring with them over 60 years of collective industry experience in very senior HR roles and has already helped to generate a raft of public and private sector business.

“The first two years of trading saw us double staff numbers and turnover year on year, and our aim is to repeat that pattern next year. Expansion into several other major UK cities should see us push through the £1m turnover barrier within the next three years and create further new jobs. We are very excited about the future.”



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