Scottish IT recruitment specialist Bright Purple has announced a new fully-remote resourcing division, following a positive period of growth and internal promotions.
The Edinburgh-based agency celebrated an encouraging start to 2021, with revenue growth of its permanent jobs at 200% compared to 2019 levels and a strong outlook forecast for the end of Q3. The business credits growth to increased demand for web and tech-based applications, with a surge in hiring needs from product-based companies.
Resourcer Renate Hansen has been promoted to head the new remote division, which has already made two appointments in England and expects to add to the team again in six-eight months.
Sales director Kane Webster said there is “no limit” to how big the remote team may become and believes the move will strengthen Bright Purple’s presence across the UK.
Mr Webster commented: “The new hires UK wide allow us to grow the business at a faster pace and in line with client demand in real time. We are unlocking talent streams that traditional 9-5 office-based careers would not allow and Bright Purple are all for embracing this change and using it to our advantage.
Resourcers are the bed rock of any recruitment agency as their ability to put the right CV’s in for the right roles is the product we sell and market. Covid and remote working has shown us that if we have the right staff and trust them fully then we can grow anywhere, and we intend to do so.”
Bright Purple has made five internal promotions since the pandemic started, including Mr Webster as sales director and Jemma Brown as finance director.
The promotions are testament to the success of remote-working for the business, which has committed to a continued hybrid working model for its Edinburgh-based staff, with home and office working split 80/20 from the company’s new downsized office on North St David Street.
CEO Nick Price said: “The internal promotions we’ve made and the growth we’re achieving demonstrate the commitment and resilience of our team throughout the pandemic. We are now in a very strong position to deliver on the increasing industry demand, with no signs of it slowing.
The market has bounced back far beyond 2020 levels, with a wide array of skill sets in great demand that is causing some challenges around shortages and so customers are having to work harder to stand out from the crowd to be attractive to the best talent. We are excited to see the business growing and with our new remote division now embedded, we look towards 2022.”
Bright Purple is a specialist technology recruitment agency based in the heart of Edinburgh. Since 1995 it has partnered with innovative clients to place exceptional candidates in technology, IT and business change roles, as well as offering extensive background checks with an in-house pre-employment screening team.