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A chartered surveyor company took an eye-catching route when it advertised vacancies in a recruitment drive to help it grow with the upturn in the property sector. Louis Taylor put up a big banner on the corner of its head office off Forge Lane, Etruria, advertising the posts, and it has now taken on more new staff than it initially planned.
Patrick Doherty, director, said: “We have seen steady, solid growth in the property market around here for a while now and across all our activities. “The residential sector has been picking up for 12 months and now the commercial has started to do so too this year.
“We are chartered surveyors and estate agents and fundamentally what we sell is advice, so we needed quality people to help us take the business forward in this improving climate and that is what we have got.
“We put in place a number of initiatives to try to attract the right candidates, one of which was to put three large banners advertising the jobs on the front of our office building, using its prominent position to our advantage; we just tried to give the ball a big kick and it has worked.”
Although initially three posts were advertised, the company has taken on more, Tim Jones and Paul James, who between them have decades of experience in the trade, have joined the residential survey and valuation department to strengthen the team handling mortgage valuations for lenders and Homebuyer Surveys for purchasers.
Ian Cotterill joins as a specialist commercial property management surveyor, and Annette Holland has been employed as a consultant surveyor with the commercial valuations team, which provides expert information to banks, developers and companies across the Midlands, and Katie Hicklin joins the Newcastle office as a front of house administrator.
Patrick added: “The banners were a simple idea, but they certainly helped us find the talented people we needed to give the firm a boost as we move out of the recession and hopefully into steady growth”