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Encore launches new engineering division

17th January 2022
Louis Regnier

Encore Personnel, has kicked off the new year with the launch of a brand-new division which will specialise in attracting and retaining maintenance engineers.

A combination of factors have lined up in the creation of this new division, 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.

In the last few years the business, headquartered in Leicester and with 10 branches throughout the Midlands, has supported its engineering and manufacturing customers through a continued uptick in demand for candidates as well as leading its logistics customers through some of the biggest peaks on record with round-the-clock recruitment expertise.

As a result, there is an emerging demand for more maintenance engineers, not only to keep sites such as warehouses and other large logistics facilities running smoothly but also to fill more and more roles arising due to a growth in types and numbers of products being made in the UK, from start-ups to big name brands.

Experienced specialist recruiter Mikey Phillips, who joined Encore in the midst of the pandemic in 2020, said he was raring to go as he heads 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.”

Mikey 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, headquartered in Leicester, specialises in engineering, manufacturing, driving, warehousing, and logistics recruitment. The business prides itself on its exceptional client and candidate service. It puts the customer and candidate/ employee experience at the centre of all strategy with dual value propositions of ‘your business, your culture, our priority’ and ‘your future, your wellbeing, our priority.’  It places its success on following its key values including avoiding negativity, creating loyalty and communicating with a refreshing openness.

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