SimkissGuy Recruitment, a multi award-winning Midlands-based recruitment consultancy, has continued to experience strong commercial growth in 2022, with key appointments cementing the success of its recently formed specialist divisions. With the first financial quarter of the year putting its commercial growth on par with its pre-pandemic performance, the independent firm is confident that upwards trajectory will continue throughout 2022 and beyond.

Since expanding its core services to form new specialist divisions within the past 12 months – focusing on the non-clinical healthcare and hospitality sectors, alongside continuing to provide bespoke solutions within the commercial office support and graduate sectors – the firm has further established its reputation as one of the Midlands’ leading recruitment specialists.

Commenting on the firm’s growth plans for 2022, Rebecca Simkiss, Managing Director, said:

“With the post-pandemic recovery of the recruitment sector fully in motion, we’ve been able to reconnect with a number of clients that we haven’t worked with since the start of 2020. Now that they’re back in a position to start growing their teams again, we’re really excited to be able to support their growth plans for 2022 and beyond.

“In terms of the business’ growth, interest in our specialist client consultancy services is up 65% on pre-pandemic level; with lots of clients seeking our expertise when it comes to supporting them during this new way of recruiting. We are really looking forward to continuing to build on the momentum of the team’s hard work throughout the past year, recruiting for fresh talent and delivering on our clients’ changing needs in the coming months.”

With more than 40 years of combined experience between them, SimkissGuy was co-founded by Rebecca Simkiss and Richard Guy in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength since its inception. After Sarah Barnsley joined the team to head up its Commercial Division at the beginning of the year, SimkissGuy are now expecting to grow its team by 50% within the next six months to support its current rate of expansion.

Offering insight into SimkissGuy’s ambitious growth plans and industry-wide trends Sarah Barnsley, Senior Relationship Manager for the Commercial division, added:

 “The pandemic created a focus on the employee experience within the industry, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down in 2022. With this shift accelerating the need for businesses to promote a positive work-life balance and flexible working patterns, it’s provided us with an exciting opportunity to really develop our expertise within this field and provide bespoke support to our clients.

“Looking ahead, I’m really excited to continue leading on all things commercial and business support and building up my team further – watch this space!”

With offices in central Birmingham and clients spanning the Midlands and beyond, SimkissGuy has established its trusted reputation as a market-leader in the region’s recruitment scene. During the last 12 months alone, the firm has celebrated several notable successes; including being recognised as ‘Recruitment Business of the Year’ in the 2021 City of Birmingham Business Awards.