2015 has been an exciting year for Howett Thorpe and it seems like a good opportunity to run through the year’s highlights and most importantly thank all of our staff, clients and candidates for their continued support. We started the year with the opening of our Reigate office which has enjoyed a phenomenal year with a great new team working with clients across; Reigate, Redhill, Croydon, Sutton, Epsom, Leatherhead, Dorking, Gatwick, Crawley, Horsham and Brighton. Weybridge and Slough have also had a great year focusing on recruitment across North Surrey, Berkshire and Middlesex. To support our growth we launched our fantastic new mobile friendly website providing a widely accessible, faster, and easier on line experience for job seekers and clients seeking advice.
Perhaps our most significant change was our Farnham head office move. After 25 happy and successful years at the Courtyard offices in West Street, we took the plunge and moved to our new state of the art offices in the Millennium Centre, with their bespoke design and spacious board rooms they have provided a great working environment and impressive interview facilities for clients.
Our busy year reflects an even busier year for the UK employment market which has experienced tremendous growth and a significant increase in confidence levels and investment in talent. The UK employment rate rose to a new record high of 73.7%, and average pay grew 3% over the year. Job seekers seem to have a positive sense of control over their careers and job search with the successful navigation of professional networking sites and a significantly expanded choice of opportunities on the market.
Demand in the employment market continues to outweigh supply and this looks like a continued theme for 2016. Salary advice and guidance is more important than ever in this busy market and our clients are relying on us more and more to fully partner them in both transactional and qualified recruitment campaigns. All Howett Thorpe consultants have extensive knowledge recruiting within finance and can provide detailed local market knowledge regarding the availability of skills, retention of talent, salary comparison, counter offer advice, interview guidance and online sourcing and advertising; we are amongst the most experienced in the industry.
So as 2015 comes to an end we would like to say a sincere thank you to all our clients and candidates for a great year and wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. We look forward to working with everyone in 2016!
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We have used Howett Thorpe for a number of roles. The relationship we have with the staff there is excellent and we know it's only a quick call and they will have everything in hand.Human Resources IT company in Surrey
Richard was fantastic - great quality CVs and a pleasure to work with, would definitely use Howett Thorpe again.Human Resources Catering Company in Middlesex
Excellent service as usual! Wouldn't use another agency - Howett Thorpe are the only agency that don't harass me every other week!Finance Manager Leisure Industry in Surrey
Julia is a joy to work with. Understands needs of role and company. Fourth recruitment done for me and has yet to provide a CV I wouldn't hire. She is the reason I use Howett Thorpe, a real asset you.Group Financial Controller IT company in Hampshire
Julia has saved me so much time and effort by ensuring that I get the right CV's. She has made sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible, and is a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend Julia highly enough.Group Financial Controller IT company, Surrey
Laura was amazing and made me feel at ease the whole way through the whole interview process to getting the job. She really is one in a million.Group Financial Controller G Potts
We have worked with Laura for several years now and she always manages to understand our needs, she is a dream to work with.Finance Manager Import Company in Surrey
Very helpful and prompt in arranging suitable candidates.Processing Manager Business Services in Surrey
Mark Bonner specifically has been a great support and we have enjoyed working with himHuman Resources Blue Chip company in Surrey