Our Norwich office has grown its team and promoted two colleagues following the professional recruitment specialists most successful year to date.
The Norwich office is one of our four offices in the Eastern region, alongside Cambridge, Chelmsford and Ipswich. At the end of the recruitment firm’s financial year (June 2018), the Norfolk team had performed better than ever, placing 398 Norfolk candidates in their next professional career move and supporting 159 businesses in the county to recruit high-calibre employees.
As a result, Pure Norwich has recruited seven new colleagues, bringing the total number of staff based in the Norfolk office up to 14 and has promoted Jade O’Brien and Ruben Davis to the role of Senior Consultant.
Tom Earl, Director at Pure, said: “For us, success is achieving our purpose of helping businesses and candidates to flourish and ultimately contributing to the economic growth of our region. Our Norwich office has performed better than ever in this last financial year and we are extremely proud to have been able to support so many candidates and businesses in the county. The Norfolk economy is exciting because there is still a strong demand for high quality candidates and a continued focus on attracting and retaining top talent to achieve business and economic growth. We’ve further strengthened our Norfolk team to make sure we can continue supporting organisations in sourcing, developing and retaining top talent, and to provide programmes which develop talent and support local businesses to create engaging places to work.”
Jade O’Brien, promoted to Senior Consultant, joined Pure in 2015. She specialises in Accountancy recruitment and also manages Pure’s Finance Leadership Programme events in Norfolk. The Finance Leadership Programme, run in partnership with Grant Thornton, has supported 11 finance professionals in Norfolk to progress their career in the last year alone.
Ruben Davis, also promoted to Senior Consultant, joined Pure in 2016. He has been instrumental in establishing Pure’s IT and Technology recruitment specialism, an industry area of significant growth in Norfolk. Ruben also takes the lead in supporting Norfolk businesses to participate in the Best Employers Eastern Region, the initiative founded by Pure and eras ltd to support organisations in creating workplaces which are stimulating, motivating and bring out the best in their people.
Joining the new recruits to the Norwich team, and demonstrating Pure’s commitment to developing its own talent, is graduate trainee Katie Steinfeldt. Katie, who will work with the HR recruitment team in Norfolk, is one of three graduates Pure has recruited across the region this year on its 2018 Graduate Training Programme.
Tom Earl added: “We are delighted to be able to partner with many high-profile businesses to help us achieve our aim of contributing to the growth of our region and putting it on the map as a great place to work and do business. With Birketts LLP we are joint sponsors of the Best Employer category at the Norfolk Business Awards, run by Archant. This enables us to recognise and celebrate the Norfolk businesses which are developing, supporting and attracting talent to achieve business success and organisational growth. Our Pure Executive Director Clubs, run with Grant Thornton, have also brought together 61 business leaders in Norwich over the last year, providing opportunities to discuss topical issues likely to impact on businesses and the regional economy. We’ve also been receiving some great feedback on our HR Energy events which we launched in Norfolk this year. Run in collaboration with Mills & Reeve, these events provide a forum for HR professionals to share experiences, socialise and gain insights from industry experts. We have already had 174 HR Managers and Senior Professionals attend the first year of events. Delegates have said how much they appreciate the support as there wasn’t anything else in Norfolk which was totally dedicated to the development of HR professionals.”
As a socially responsible business, Pure has always actively supported charities. In the last year the Norwich office has also raised £2,480 for its chosen charity of Alzheimer’s Society. This includes funds raised by the annual Norwich charity quiz night, which in 2018 brought 174 business people from across the county together for a fun battle of the brains evening in aid of the dementia support charity.
A Director, Tom joined Pure in April 2007 initially joining the team in Suffolk, Tom has since been instrumental in establishing Pure in the Essex market and taking a lead in Pure Executive. Today, Tom still recruits at board level, looks after our Norwich team and is leading the growth of our latest division, supply chain and engineering.