National recruitment agency shows its confidence in Moray

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IN WHAT WILL be seen by many as a thumbs-up to the future economy in Moray, an Edinburgh and Glasgow based recruitment agency is to set up an office in Elgin.

Brightwork, an agency that is renowned for its commitment to a policy of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is set to extend its reach by opening an office in Elgin early next year.

The lease on the new office premises at Caledonian House on the High Street is set to commence from February 1. Initially there will be two people employed there but it is expected that more jobs will be created.

Shan Saba, Business Development Director, said: “Brightwork is the first nationwide recruitment company to open in Elgin and we hope to provide our services to the widest possible range of businesses throughout the region.

“We have acted for some years as recruitment partners to a number of leading drinks businesses located in the Highlands, supplying staff both to their distilleries and their warehouses. Increasingly, too, we have been helping them find suitable staff for their visitors’ centres.

“Servicing their staffing requirements from Glasgow or Edinburgh was becoming increasingly challenging and, as a result, we decided to invest in a Highlands office base, all the better to service our clients’ requirements while bringing also an additional direct route into employment opportunities for the local population.”

Georgia Dunk from the Moray Chamber of Commerce added: “We welcome Brightwork to Elgin as our only locally-based recruitment business and look forward to it helping local businesses to hire skilled and talented local people.”

Brightwork are recent winners of the Recruitment International magazine award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative, and is committed to the Living Wage – firmly believing in a better future for all of Scotland’s workers.

The business, which was acquired earlier this year by AIM-listed business Staffline plc for an undisclosed sum, continues to run its business in Scotland with a significant degree of autonomy and has an annual turnover of £40million.