Strategic consultant appointed to support growth plans

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Gary Lumby with Steve Guest - Techconsult

A Teesside-based recruitment consultant with a ten year track-record in placing candidates in roles across science and industry, has appointed a business strategy consultant to progress ambitious growth plans.

Techconsult UK, based at the Wilton Centre near Redcar, has appointed Gary Lumby, managing director of Focus on Success, to help develop and implement the company’s growth strategy and to capitalise on new market opportunities.

Mr Lumby is well known in the North East business community and holds a number of non-executive director roles in several companies, as well as providing consultancy services to a number of others.

Techconsult specialises in finding candidates for highly specialised roles in the process and petrochemical, oil and gas, renewable, subsea, science and biotechnology and civil engineering sectors.

Having refocused its business in response to the downturn in the oil and gas sectors, the company is now investing in its future in what is its tenth anniversary year.

Speaking of the appointment, Steve Guest, managing director of Techconsult, said: “After experiencing the impact of the downturn in oil and gas, we are now seeing demand for our specialist services grow as opportunities present themselves in areas such as biotechnology chemicals and civil engineering.

“In order to strengthen our position here in the North East and capitalise on opportunities in other parts of the UK, it was the right time to invest in bringing someone of Gary’s capability, track-record, networks and experience in growing companies on board. I’m sure he’ll be a real asset to the business and I’m excited to see where the partnership takes us over the coming months.”

Gary added: “Steve is a dynamic and highly professional MD and Techconsult has clearly positioned itself as a specialist provider of technically qualified human resource solutions to businesses across the UK and is certainly not just another player in the recruitment sector.

“I am excited about the way Techconsult has been able to rise above the downturn in one of its core sectors and develop new and sustainable relationships with businesses across other technical sectors. I see my role as supporting the Techconsult team in reaching out across the UK to businesses who want to rely upon our specialist skills in finding the right people for their businesses in an efficient and competitive way.”

Techconsult UK is part of the Norwegian-owned Techconsult Group. It has a large number of candidates on its database, including engineers, technicians, project managers, technicians and technical administration personnel.

The company, which has a strong foothold within the North East, has ambitions to capitalise on growth opportunities in technology hubs across the UK.


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