Acorn, one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training agencies, has taken on two new recruits across its North West branches.
Ben Evans, 23, joins the Runcorn branch as a recruitment consultant while Mark Astbury, 35, joins Acorn’s Crewe branch as a senior consultant.
Ben, who lives on the Wirral in Merseyside, joins Acorn as a permanent member of staff since starting last year on a temporary basis as a new business executive.
Ben said: “My aim is to build a successful desk and develop as a consultant – I hope to be with Acorn for a long time to come.”
Regional manager for the North West, Christian Ash said: “We are always looking for talented newcomers who are driven and ambitious, and Ben fulfills these requirements. We are predicting a successful future for him within the company.”
Mark, from Nantwich in Cheshire, has previously worked as an industrial division manager and has 13 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. He enters his senior consultant role with ambitious aims including maximising all existing business relationships as well as expanding the current branch’s client base.
Mark said: “There are challenges that I believe I will face such as recent changes in legislation affecting the UK recruitment industry, however these changes also present new opportunities for well-established recruiters like Acorn. I am looking forward to tackling them head on.”
Alex Ellwood, Acorn’s Crewe branch manager, said: “Mark joins the team with a wealth of experience which can only contribute to the continuing growth of the company. We are delighted to have made this exciting new appointment.”
Established in 1992, Acorn has its headquarters at Newport in South Wales and has 35 branches across the UK.
Acorn places up to 5,500 people into about 750 different client companies each week. The company also delivers training to more than 3,000 individuals and makes 1,500 permanent placements every year.
In 2012 Acorn celebrates 20 years as one of the leading recruitment and training agencies in the UK and aims to mark the anniversary by raising £20,000 for 20 different charities across England and Wales.