Just the job 'four' IT specialists!

A fast-rising Chorley IT recruitment firm has proved that four into one will go!

GK Recruitment was asked to find a new technician for Holker IT - one of the North West's leading IT firms - and ended up recruiting four more in a matter of weeks!

“Finding GK Recruitment has been a godsend," said Jan Cook, operations director at Burnley-based Holker IT. "While sourcing talented technicians is imperative, it can also be time-consuming and unproductive.

“Our clients have come to expect the best in service levels, particularly through our renowned helpdesk, and we need people who fit the profile of our business. Given their speciality in IT recruitment, we decided to give GK Recruitment a go and the decision has paid off several times over.

“But it is not just a case of them finding us good technicians, it is the way they have integrated into our business. They understand what we are about and what we are striving to achieve going forward because they listen, understand and manage the brief.

“Their senior recruiter, Earlan Kirwan, took time out to spend a day at our helpdesk to get a proper feel of what we do, and understand the holistic approach we take with our staff and customers. That was very impressive and the results of their efforts are there for all to see.”

Gary Keay, managing director at GK Recruitment, which was formed in 2006 and is based on the Ackhurst Business Park, added: "It probably counts as our biggest success to date. The speed in which the IT industry moves these days is mind-blowing and progressive companies are always looking to find highly-skilled staff.

“Holker IT is one such company with a sound reputation and a desire to keep on growing. No sooner had we found them a suitable technician than they contacted us again asking for four more! Happily, as specialists in IT recruitment, we were able to oblige and managed to find the right people for them in double-quick time.”

Photo (l-r): Andrew Dunkerley (Holker IT), Earlan Kirwan (GK Recruitment Senior Recruiter), Jason Duckett (Holker IT), Gary Keay (GK Recruitment Managing Director), Katie Suthers (Holker IT), Matthew Metcalfe (Holker IT Managing Director) and Phil Wiggans (Holker IT).