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Sky on Cloud Nine As Firm’s Growth Ambitions Rocket

Derby-based Sky Recruitment Solutions is set to smash its ambitious 2021 growth plans three months early as job vacancies boom.

The recruitment group, which includes Nottingham-based sister company Capella Professional, had two offices and just ten staff this time last year – but has rapidly expanded to eight locations and 25 staff.

It is now seeking five additional staff members by September, meaning its original target of employing 30 staff by the end of this year will be achieved with months to spare.

Sky Recruitment Solutions puts part of its success down to the fact it has managed to fulfil major recruitment drives for new and existing clients where competitor firms have failed to meet the demand.

The company, which has sites in Derby, Ripley, Burton, Mansfield, Nottingham, Castle Donington and two in Huddersfield, recognised huge growth potential in the recruitment market early on in the pandemic.

As a result, it set high-reaching expansion targets, which it has consistently achieved throughout 2020 and 2021, returning record turnover, client numbers and employment placements.

David Torrington, managing director of Sky Recruitment Solutions, said: “We will have completed our growth plans for 2021 by the end of September, which is fantastic.

“We’ve been riding on the crest of a wave and we’re already looking towards 2022, and thinking ‘what next’?”

He said his firm’s need to recruit additional staff was down to an increased demand for its services.

“We’re seeing lots of new clients where they’re finding other recruitment agencies can’t supply the staff they need.

“Recruitment agencies are generally struggling to supply staff, but Sky Recruitment Solutions has been innovative and always found ways of satisfying our clients’ needs. I’d be delighted to meet any new client who is concerned about meeting demand as a result of the national industrial staffing shortage.”

Beckie Elliott, business manager for the firm, said the enormous level of activity and job vacancies were “across the board”, in manufacturing, packaging, assembly and distribution particularly.

She said: “Companies are contacting us left, right and centre every day where they’ve not been able to find suitable job candidates due to the national shortage. It’s really busy, but really good news for Sky, as we’ve managed to deliver.”

The five new staff hires Sky Recruitment Solutions is seeking for its own operations are for recruitment consultants and account managers. A number of internal promotions have also taken place.

David founded the multi award-winning recruitment group in 2014. Sky Recruitment Solutions specialises in industrial roles, while Capella Professional, established in 2020, is the group’s white collar recruitment arm.

David added: “People like dealing with us and like what we do. We’ve had more enquiries than ever and we’ve been strategic with our growth plans. We’ve been opening offices where there’s a demand and where there’s been no new kid on the block for a long time. What we offer is certainly a refreshing change to the traditional recruitment firm.”

Job seekers and employers can discover more information about Sky Recruitment Solutions at or by calling 01332 650720.