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Berry Recruitment Group, which has a branch in King's Lynn, sees profits soar

The Berry Recruitment Group, which has a branch in Lynn, has seen its turnover and profits soar.

The group has seen its turnover increase by £5m to £74.4m, as reported in its 2019 annual accounts.

BRG, which works from almost 40 locations across England and Wales concentrates on seven specialist sectors – office and professional, warehouse and manufacturing, driving, construction, catering, technical and rail.

Tony Berry, chairman of the Berry Recruitment Group (32214665)
Tony Berry, chairman of the Berry Recruitment Group (32214665)

It has more than trebled its turnover in the last decade and its 4,000 temporary staff work close to 100,000 hours each week.

The seven per cent increase in turnover is due in part to a strategy of concentrating on core areas and customer service. Acquisitions from previous years have also performed impressively.

BRG has also invested heavily in staff and staff training, while effectively controlling other costs.

The success must also be seen alongside the uncertainty of Brexit that dominated events last year.

Tony Berry, chairman of BRG which was founded in 2009, said: “What is impressive is that the growth has all been organic.

“Emphasis on recruiting first rate consultants and investing in their training has helped deliver these results.

“We plan significant growth in 2020 by more organic growth but also by targeted acquisitions. We will continue to invest in staff and technology, concentrate on specialist sectors and control operating costs.

“Candidate shortages remain an issue and we have worked heavily to encourage our EU workers to sign up to the settlement scheme.

“There remains economic uncertainty surrounding the UK’s relationship with the EU and the COVID-19 virus, but we are bullish about the future.

“With innovations, quality staff and a talented board making the correct strategic decisions we anticipate further strong growth through 2020 and beyond.”

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