A Newton Aycliffe-based recruitment agency has opened an office in the Republic of Ireland to meet rising demand for its new training division.
Fleet Recruitment, led by ambitious entrepreneur Neil O’Connor (pictured above), expects turnover to grow by 40% in the next year, with half of its growth expected to come from Ireland.
The Aycliffe agency has successfully expanded their services in the past three years by delivering sales management consultancy and sales training throughout the region and the wider UK.
Recruitment services have previously been Fleet’s main source of revenue, but O’Connor wanted to increase the volume of sales training and consultancy they deliver.
“It’s something we’ve always provided, but almost as a hidden secret to support our current clients’ needs,” he said.
“Going into 2019 I wanted to get serious about our sales training by offering it out to a wider market and we’ve enjoyed great success year to date.”
O’Connor says the firm’s new Dublin office will see it expand its services in Southern Ireland.
He added: “Trading in Ireland for the past six months has been fantastic for our business and the support we have received from clients in Dublin is incredible.
“The Irish market found us through referrals and LinkedIn, where business leaders spotted our reputation and credibility.
“We have earned that reputation by proving competency and ultimately by delivering fantastic results for customers.
“Our new base, just 15 minutes from Dublin, means that we now have a footprint in Ireland and we are extremely excited about the opportunities for our business over there.”
For more information about Fleet Recruitment visit: www.fleetrecruitment.co.uk