Leading construction recruitment business Ionic has expanded its Midlands operation and moved to a new office base in Tamworth.
The Midlands team is now located at Pacific House, Relay Point, under the leadership of Hayley Jackson.
Ionic provides contract, temporary and permanent jobs for people in the construction, social housing and maintenance sector. It acts for some of the region’s busiest contractors, including Seddon Construction, Keepmoat, Wilmott Dixon, McCarthy & Stone, Mears; Bruntwood; Persimmon Homes, Redrow, Bellway.
Martyn Makinson, UK managing director of Ionic, said: “The Midlands is core to our development strategy and Pacific House will allow us scope to increase our staff numbers. We’re currently recruiting ourselves for five new recruitment consultants to help us keep up with the market demand for construction staff. The sectors where we are focused – social housing and refurbishment, house building and general construction – have all seen a dramatic increase in business activity.
“It’s one of the ironies of the our times that after enduring tough market conditions the construction industry is now struggling to take advantage of the upturn because of skills shortages. There’s a lot of competition at all levels within the sector from tradespeople, through to middle and senior management professionals. This is also coupled with strong counter-offers that are now commonplace in the market. We have lots of ways to help businesses meet that people challenge. That starts with having a well-established network of high calibre construction professionals. We’re also working closely with our clients to provide key business advice on staff attraction and retention strategies.