Entrepreneurs back Telford as they launch recruitment business.

High potential.

A new recruitment agency, Staffing Lab, has opened in Telford. Business partners Ben Yale, 29, and Chris Steele, 34, met at work six years ago and opened the company on Monday October 14. Along with rapidly growing their new enterprise, they are also planning to create around 15 new jobs in the town from their new offices at Stafford Park 1. Together they already have 22 years’ experience in recruitment behind them. As local people, Chris said they were both “really proud” to be part of the local economy, creating future job opportunities for local people.

“We’re really excited about working for ourselves,” said Chris. “It means we can now deliver exactly the kind of recruitment service for clients and people that we always wanted to as employees. We are in control.

“I don’t think we could have picked a better location for Staffing Lab than Telford,” he added. “You see the development and investment coming forward at the business parks like T54, and big businesses choosing to locate in the area like Jaguar Landrover, Polytec and Cosma Castings.

“We’ve worked across the West Midlands and into London, but we firmly believe that Telford is as exciting a place to do business as anywhere in the UK.”

Staffing Lab will serve the temporary recruitment needs of the region’s key business sectors, including industrial, automotive, engineering, transport, driving and logistics food, and will also handle permanent staff recruitment.

Chris said that although there is a national challenge in finding enough people with the right skills, Telford businesses were actually better placed than most to secure the staff they need.

Ben said: “Our priority is fully engaging with both job candidates and our clients and really going the extra mile to meet their needs. In the current labour market, that’s all-important. We have several tools and processes which we think are going to really set us apart as a recruitment agency for the area and help us to deliver outstanding service.”

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