Recruitment firm engineers growth with new division

Mikey Phillips

Encore Personnel has launched a new division which will specialise in attracting and retaining maintenance engineers.

The firm says it has responded to factors such as an increase in British production and manufacturing across a range of sectors as well as the national surge in online retail during the pandemic and beyond

Mikey Phillips, who joined Encore in the midst of the pandemic in 2020, is set to head up the business’s newest division.

He said: “It was clear, as the previous year unfolded that there was an emerging revenue stream for our business – a core focus on maintenance engineering roles. The directors reviewed the evidence in detail and based on the trends we’ve seen developing over the last few years, decided we should create a division solely focused on this specialism. So we’re starting 2022 with a bang and launching straight away.

“I’m very excited to see how quickly the new division flourishes. We’ve got a solid plan in place which begins with cross-selling our new service to our long-standing and loyal customers who have a requirement for maintenance engineers ongoing – particularly those operating in the engineering, FMCG, food, logistics and general manufacturing sectors. Part two of the plan, once we’ve established a firm foundation with our existing customers, is to expand to new business targets looking at both geographic demand and vertical drivers. It is going to be a very busy time for my new team and I can’t wait to see our new division grow.”

Phillips added that the big-picture aim was to develop of team of three or four specialists by the end of 2022, adding a new team member roughly every quarter as demand increases.

Operations director at Encore, Louise Bragg, who will oversee the new division, added: “Mikey has impressed us with his flair and passion for what he does and so we know he is just the right person to lead this new venture. There is certainly a growing need for skilled, reliable and most importantly experienced maintenance engineers – which we’ve noted from our existing customers – and so we’re confident we can fill this gap in the market with a tailored and bespoke recruitment solution for both long-standing and new clients.

“We wish Mikey and his team the best of luck as they embark on this new challenge and look forward to seeing this new Encore division become established and profitable in the coming months.”

Encore has branches  Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Peterborough, Northampton, Nottingham, Spalding and Telford