Taking on new recruits of their own

Universal Personnel, a recruitment company based on York Road in Northampton, has taken on three new recruits of its own.

The company, which operates three main recruitment divisions – industrial, construction and a recently re-launched driving division – has appointed Matthew Lowman, Shelley Mead and Lisa Taylor at a time of change and rapid growth.

“Now, with even more collective recruitment experience between us, our team is stronger than ever.”

Matthew will head up the new driving division which sources car, van and truck drivers for many different industry sectors. His previous experience includes 16 years at Royal Mail – with seven of those years as Operations Manager – followed by five years in driving recruitment.

Shelley joins the company with four years of recruitment agency experience and will lead the industrial division. Lisa will work alongside Shelley in the division as a consultant, sourcing candidates for a wide range of positions and sectors including food, manufacturing and packing.

Simon Simfield, Managing Director of Universal Personnel, explains: “We decided to expand the team following some large contract wins in our construction and industrial divisions and with the re-launch of our driving division in mind.

“I firmly believe that these new appointments and the new driving division will take Universal Personnel to the next level. We have been running as a successful recruitment company since 2012, have around 40 clients on our books, and have built up a reputation in Northamptonshire and beyond for understanding the business needs of our clients and the recruitment wants of our candidates and finding the right solutions for both using an honest approach.

“Now, with even more collective recruitment experience between us, our team is stronger than ever. Add to this a buoyant recruitment market, which is showing no signs of letting up despite the uncertainty that comes with the current Brexit situation, and we are in a great position to take the business forward.”