Compass Point Recruitment (CPR) based in Bury St Edmunds has appointed a new Operations Director to help businesses prepare for the economic challenges ahead. The company is one of the region’s leading independent recruitment consultancies with clients spread throughout Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. This appointment comes at a time when the company is reporting an increase in the flow of job vacancies in the region.
The position is being taken by Beverley Gedge who joins Compass Point with over 20 years of experience of working within the recruitment business in the East Anglia region. She has helped to expand and develop businesses across the region by implementing new and improved management practices to teams of recruitment personnel. She will be taking over operational activities from MD Rebecca Thurlow who has been the figurehead of the business since its formation in 1995.
Her wealth of local experience and knowledge will help to augment the business as it moves towards the next stage of its strategic development.
In her new role, Beverley will be working with a team of seven recruitment managers covering sectors including sales and marketing, secretarial, PAs and administration, engineering, industrial, accountancy and HR. The business covers full and part--time staff for both short and longer term positions.
Compass Point Recruitment has confirmed recruitment activity is increasing across Suffolk and Cambridge, and particularly in Bury St Edmunds which is seeing substantial growth in its population, economic activity and infrastructure. The company celebrated 21 Years of recruitment last year with the launch of a brand new corporate image.
“The towns and cities of the East of England are attracting some big named businesses and so there are an increasing number of opportunities for employment across the board,” said Beverley Gedge. “Many businesses are also preparing for the changes ahead with the challenges of Brexit and so are looking to recruitment companies to offer an increasingly sharp and efficient service.
“The market is currently candidate-led with companies having to actively chase the best people. This is when recruitment agencies are needed most as get to meet candidates face to face. And it’s not just about getting the right person for the job it’s as much to get the right person for the team.”
Managing director Rebecca Thurlow added: “We have built our reputation on delivering candidates for local businesses with pinpoint accuracy and the appointment of Beverley as Operations Director will help us to develop this service offering further – to a greater audience of candidates and businesses.
“Skills and experience are still key but teams are now more diverse than ever and so the right match of personality, flexibility and understanding is now more important than it ever has been,” Thurlow says. “Jobs are also increasingly blended so that roles can appear more challenging than before. As we move towards a more open economy, job roles could become even more multifaceted.”
Compass Point Recruitment has clients across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire & Essex and an established client base within in Newmarket, Haverhill, Sudbury, Mildenhall, Stowmarket, Hadleigh, Ely, Diss, Eye and Thetford.