Unite People aims for huge growth in launch year

A construction recruitment firm that launched earlier this year has outlined major growth plans.

Tom Perkin, formerly a team leader at PSR Solutions, and Ross Bayston, who was an associate director at TSA in Leeds, formed Unite People in January.

Although only the two managing directors and one other member of staff populate the Unite People office at present, the plan is to grow to a headcount of 10 by the end of next year – and then to look at opening offices outside the capital.

Based in the City of London, the firm is providing recruitment services in the civil engineering, construction, rail and housebuilding sectors.

Perkin told Recruiter today: “Ross and I were competitors in the Midlands, we stayed in touch and eventually formed a business plan. 

“We look to work with five to seven clients and do up to 80% of their recruitment. Most of our work is for contractors.

“We started in January and we are three people at the moment. We hope to be 10 within 18 months and then look to branch out.”

Perkin and Bayston have investment and strategic support from McGinley Group CEO Colm McGinley.

McGinley said: “Unite People will be of massive service to the development of UK construction nationwide. 

“As an industry that experiences change on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, it’s important that a recruiter can adapt and develop quickly and with great intelligence. Unite People is that business.”

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