Outgoing chamber president opens new offices

Yuri Matischen (third left) cuts the ribbon watched by (left ) Amanda Walker, operations director and  Paul Forde, managing director, and (right) Claire McIlwaine, finance director
Yuri Matischen (third left) cuts the ribbon watched by (left ) Amanda Walker, operations director and Paul Forde, managing director, and (right) Claire McIlwaine, finance director

South Yorkshire firm Forde Recruitment has celebrated its 20th year in business with the opening of new offices in Sheffield.

Guests saw Yuri Matischen, who recently completed his year as president of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, cut a ribbon to declare the building at Townhead Street officially open.

Managing director Paul Forde said: “The official opening was a very proud moment for all the team.

“Our move to new offices reflects our success over the last two decades as a company and our commitment to develop the business and deliver a high-quality service to our clients now and in the future.

“We have reached a significant milestone in our history and are looking forward to the next stage of the business.”

Forde Recruitment, which specialises in placing temporary and permanent staff into commerce and industry throughout the UK, was launched in 1991.

Over the last ten years Forde has acquired other recruitment businesses, increasing its share of the transport and clerical market. However, its original core business has always been within the logistics sector.

It has also diversified into new areas and in 2010 launched Forde Education, which recruits teachers and other educational specialists, as well as developing the Forde Technical division which supplies temporary and permanent candidates to engineering, rail, civil engineering and construction.

Mr Forde added: “We are finding that as certain sectors of the market are strengthening, we are well placed to take up these new opportunities.’’