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ORB Recruitment gets permanent base in Edinburgh

Posted: 10th September 2021

A growing recruitment consultancy has firmly placed its roots in Edinburgh by moving into a dedicated office space in the city.

ORB Recruitment, which has its headquarters in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, expanded into Scotland earlier this year in a move headed up by Edinburgh-based Alan Wallace who became part of ORB’s senior management team

The team of three has moved into the prestigious Pure Office development in Edinburgh Park. The 300 sqft smart space offers room to expand and provides a high standard workplace for the team to meet, relax and work in an ideal local next to important transport links.

Alan said: “We opened up our Scotland presence earlier this year but due to Covid pandemic we were not in position to get a new office until now. We are delighted to be moving into our new suite at Pure Offices which has a perfect location for our needs with excellent transport links and a really strong and established business community already within the development.

“Things have gone really well for us on the past six months and we have been working on some exciting new projects focused on permanent and contract hire recruitment across key development sectors in engineering, construction, food and drink, supply chain, and community-based health care services. Our aim is to develop tailored and bespoke recruitment solutions for talent attraction for businesses throughout Scotland and we are always looking forward to the next challenge. Getting this office space means we can now look ahead to growing our business here and really making our mark on the recruitment sector here.

“I am currently joined by recruitment consultant Chantelle Darkings who will split her time between the Doncaster and Edinburgh offices, as will our managing director Stewart Olsen, but we have also very recently appointed another full time senior team member. It’s a really exciting time for ORB and I’m thrilled to be part of it.”

ORB Recruitment has grown substantially since setting up in Doncaster in 2018, and aims to be the biggest recruitment consultancy in Yorkshire as well as developing its presence UK wide starting with this brand new office in Scotland.

Stewart Olsen, managing director of ORB, said: “We have strong growth plans in place to quickly establish the ORB name across the Scottish market place, and opening a dedicated office with a dedicated team is just the start. It gives us the scope to increase the size of our team in the future and build our work capacity.

“Edinburgh is an excellent geographical location to set up our Scottish operations, it’s the Scottish capital, and has progressed to be a vibrant hub that has an excellent ecosystem of technology SMEs and organisations that require a high demand for quality candidates.”

ORB, which has continued to be busy over recent months, supplying key workers into the healthcare sector throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as well as working with the manufacturing and production, construction and engineering industries, is a specialist, dedicated recruitment consultancy offering outstanding service and effective solutions to clients across the UK.

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