Recruitment firm makes capital gain

Accrington-based recruitment firm Cummins Mellor has opened a new office in London to coincide with the rebranding of its fast-growing hospitality division.

Chefs Jobs UKThe move sees the launch of a new-look hospitality arm, Chefs Jobs UK, to specialise in recruiting interim and permanent chefs for clients across the UK. It will have a presence in the capital, following the opening of an office in Fulham.

Managing directors Richard and Michelle Mellor made the decision to separate the hospitality department from the rest of the business following a period of rapid growth.

Richard said: “Opening the new office in London will enable us to strengthen our presence in the capital, which we see as a key market going forwards. We now have six dedicated members of staff in the Chefs Jobs UK team and I fully expect we will be recruiting more staff in the coming year.” There are now three divisions to the business - Chefs Jobs UK, Cummins Mellor Recruitment, which is the largest independent employment agency in East Lancashire, and Personnel Checks, which specialises in DBS Checking.