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ORB’s new associate director prepares to shake up post-pandemic recruitment in Scotland

Posted: 23rd September 2021

An expanding recruitment firm has appointed an associate director as part of its new team in Scotland.

ORB Recruitment – which recently opened a permanent base in Edinburgh – has welcomed Gillian Nimmo, 41, to the company.

One of the key tasks for Gillian, who lives in East Lothian with her husband and daughter, will be finding new businesses and industries to work with ORB, as it looks to quickly establish its name in the Scottish marketplace and become a trailblazer in a new era of permanent recruitment.

“Covid has forced companies to look at their overheads and cut back on non-value initiatives. Permanent recruitment, from my experience, has been one of these”, Gillian said.

“We now have an opportunity to redefine what permanent recruitment is, while we demonstrate the value we can add and how we are a credible part of a business’s team and culture.

“We are not another agency throwing CVs at companies. We offer value, quality and longevity to meet both clients’ and candidates’ needs.”

Gillian joins ORB at an exciting time, as it begins to develop a wider presence across the UK. Her varied role will also involve building a dynamic team for the new office in the Scottish capital.

She said: “I am excited about what our future team will look like. The key for me is to get the right people. We can teach certain things, however, the right personality and approach is inherent for success.”

ORB recently moved into the Edinburgh Park Pure Office development last month, placing the company in the heart of the city’s business community.

Alan Wallace, regional director at ORB Recruitment who leads the Scotland office, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Gillian to the Scotland team. She will play a huge part in our plans to expand across the UK.

“With her previous recruitment experience, she will be vital as we aim to grow our business and make our mark on the recruitment sector there.”

Headquartered in Balby Carr, Doncaster, ORB Recruitment is a specialist, dedicated recruitment consultancy offering effective recruitment solutions to clients across the UK.

The fast-growing company supports a variety of businesses within the manufacturing and production, healthcare and construction and engineering industries.

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