Encore adds another division in Derby

Andrew Fletcher and Dave Walter

Recruitment agency Encore Personnel is proactively supporting business growth in the region by launching a specialist driving division at its Derby branch.

Intended to help alleviate a national skills shortage for skilled HGV drivers, the Derby team will be recruiting across the region for both qualified and aspiring drivers over the coming months.

Encore, which opened its city centre-based branch in August last year, places more than 350 HGV and non-HGV drivers on the road each week as well as more than 4,500 temporary staff across industrial, technical, transport and energy recruitment sectors.

Derby will be the sixth driving division launched by the Leicester-headquartered business, which currently operates out of ten nationwide offices as well as 11 on-site managed services.

Andrew Fletcher, senior driving manager at Encore Personnel, said: “We are very optimistic about this period of growth for our Derby branch. Dave Walter, our branch manager, has more than 25 years’ experience as a recruitment professional and is an expert in this field. With that in mind, Derby seemed the next natural step to offer our specialist driving services and will perfectly complement our already successful industrial division.

“We already operate within the ‘golden triangle’ of logistics with driving divisions at our Coventry, Northampton and Leicester branches. Adding Derby to our portfolio will mean that on a regional level, we can provide excellent drivers to businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. These areas are highly regarded nationally as significant hubs for the manufacturing industry, as well as acting as the gateway to operations in the North of England.”