Jobs created as recruitment firm marks successful first year

A recruitment firm has celebrated its first anniversary after bringing new jobs to Worcestershire and placing hundreds of people into a variety of specialist roles.

Worcester-based GMP Recruitment was founded last summer by Mike Pincott and Gareth Matts – with the business going on to place over 750 people into permanent or temporary office, engineering, manufacturing and logistics jobs.

The recruitment agency has also created four jobs internally over the first year, with plans to double in size in the next 12 months.

Aside from the firm’s main recruitment base in Worcester’s Copenhagen Street, the business is now looking to open a new office in Gloucester in the new year, followed by the opening of a Hereford base next summer.

Pincott said: “To be marking our first anniversary is a brilliant milestone. Gareth and I are really proud of what our team has achieved in a hugely tough and demanding year.

“We have partnered with over 50 businesses to place people into short-term jobs, fixed-term contracts and permanent roles. The feedback has been exceptional and it has shown that the jobs market in certain industries continues to thrive.

“We are very fortunate that a large number of our clients were not too adversely affected by Covid-19, and better still, a lot of companies brought their business to GMP at the same time. It cannot be overstated how grateful we are to our clients that have worked with us to date.”

Matts added: “Now that we have passed our first year we are looking to the future and how we can build further here in Worcestershire and in neighbouring counties by adding more people to our team and opening more offices.

“We are looking to really kickstart our new transport and logistics division and to add more recruitment talent to the team as we grow.

“More than anything, we are delighted as much of our success has come through hard work and referrals from many different individuals and companies. That shows things are going in the right direction.”