A manufacturing and engineering recruitment company has hailed a strong start for its new office.
Metalis was formed in Sheffield four years ago by Luke Bell and Sam Wilkinson to help manufacturers and engineering businesses in the city find the right staff.
The company announced earlier this year that it had chosen Coventry as the base for its second office and has moved into space at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley.
The office is being run by branch operations manager Jake Crowley, and Metalis has already taken on three consultants following its arrival in the city.
The company intends to follow the same model as the Sheffield branch, which grew from four people to 25 in the space of just four years.
Jake Crowley said: “The West Midlands was a natural choice and, with everything that is happening in Coventry, this was the perfect location. The region is home to so many amazing manufacturing and engineering businesses – including some of the best-known names across the world as well as lots of small and medium sized companies in the supply chain.
“The Business Innovation Centre was just what we needed. It’s in an ideal location, the offices are high-quality and it gives us an opportunity to grow the team here. It’s also a hub for other businesses and organisations in our sector and, once we’ve been here for a few weeks, I can see real opportunities in building a network and working with some of the companies on site.
“We have really hit the ground running and can see lots of opportunities where businesses are recruiting. It is still very much a candidates’ market, especially in our area of work that is providing skilled labour into the industry.”