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Solutions Recruitment Celebrate 30 Years of Business

North East recruitment agency turned 30 on the 31st October



Solutions Recruitment began in 1984, and predominantly recruited for IT personnel. The business progressed over its following years to recruit across multiple sectors, maintaining a stable market share and attracting multiple clients under the leadership of previous company owner, Margaret Clare.


In 2009, Solutions was purchased by current directors, Michael Grayson and Ian O’Brien. Joining forces with long serving employee, Lee Andrews the business adopted an innovative growth strategy expanding into new sectors, offering permanent, temporary and contract recruitment services to all sizes of organisation.


In 2013, Solutions secured 1.8 million of investment and having outgrown its previous premises on Hood Street, purchased its current head office, Yorkshire Chambers on Pilgrim Street. Set over 5 floors, the Grade II listed 15,000 sq foot office houses the 3 directors, and 50 direct staff comfortably with further room to expand.


In July 2014, Solutions successfully opened their fourth office in Middlesbrough. With an initial team of 3 headed by experienced consultant, Matthew Telling, the office has thrived and has recently recruited another consultant to develop the commercial sector. The Middlesbrough office is set to grow further and the other Solutions offices in Northumberland and South Tyneside have also continued to prosper meaning the business is set to produce record results in 2014/15.


Director Ian O’Brien commented “We have continued growth plans, and are always looking to identify new opportunities within alternative sectors. We ensure that all of our consultants are truly specialists in their fields and that makes a massive difference to the service we are able to offer our clients.”


On October 31st 2014, Solutions celebrated thirty years in business with an employee event in Newcastle upon Tyne to thank all staff, old and present for their contributions over the years. 

Posted on 7th Nov 14

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