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Manufacturing growth sees expansion at recruitment firm

Matrix team

Matrix team

A Bristol recruitment firm is rapidly scaling up its operation to meet the demand for staff in the manufacturing industry.

Matrix, which has specialised in IT programme and project management recruitment for the past 19 years, identified the growing demand for fresh talent in the food manufacturing industry and has hired specialist consultants to set up a new division.

In order to help meet this demand, the company has taken the strategic decision to grow the business.

A major recruitment drive is now underway to increase the original six-strong team to a team of 50 consultants by the end of 2015.

In food manufacturing, the requirement for staff in areas such as engineering, technical, operations, HR and new product development has grown significantly over the last few years in line with the exponential growth of the industry.

Nathan Arter, managing director at Matrix, comments: “It was too good of an opportunity to miss; there was a noticeable gap in the market and we have been able to recruit consultants into the team with specialist knowledge of that industry.

“The food manufacturing industry is growing rapidly and yet the recruitment market in this area is still relatively untouched.

“With an increasing skills shortage and a static ageing workforce, this is the perfect time to broaden our offer and help fill these jobs with fresh, young talent.”

The company has recently moved to a larger workspace within its current offices on Queens Road, Clifton to accommodate its ambitious growth strategy.

As well as its move into the food manufacturing market, Matrix will look to expand in other industries over the coming years with new, specialist divisions being created in line with industry demand.