Retail services firm to recruit 500 new staff

A retail services firm has announced that it is seeking to recruit a further 500 staff to meet demand from retailers investing in new stores and refurbishing existing outlets.

Retail Merchandising Services (RMS) – which provides services to retailers across the UK – will create the new jobs to meet the requirements ofincreased contracts secured with national retailers.

RMS will create the new roles for merchandisers, who will install fit-outs of new stores, as well as re-configuring lay-outs in existing stores in a bid to drive sales.

The firm provides services to major retail chains including store design and build, recruitment, training, technology and distribution. Its client base includes over 30 national retailers such as Tesco, John Lewis, B&Q and Asda.

RMS has also pioneered smartphone app Mini Checkout, which allows customers to scan and pay for items via mobile devices – avoiding the requirement to queue and use check-outs when shopping in convenience outlets.

Last month, Dylan Matthews, CEO of the world famous Celtic Manor Resort -who also sits on the board of RMS as a non-executive director – was confirmed as a director of its Mini Checkout arm.

Mr O’ Toole, who last year scooped Entrepreneur of the Year in the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) Business Awards, said:

“We need to recruit 500 new staff members as soon as possible to service our growing order book.

“With the recovery taking hold and consumer spending on the rise, there is a renewed sense of confidence in the retail sector and retailers are taking this opportunity to invest in their stores, improving their services and efficiency.”