Recruitment firm on the move in city centre

Paul Forde, managing director of Forde Recruitment (centre) and staff celebrate the opening of the firm's new offices.
Paul Forde, managing director of Forde Recruitment (centre) and staff celebrate the opening of the firm's new offices.

FORDE Recruitment has celebrated its 20th year in business with the opening of new offices in Sheffield city centre.

Guests saw Yuri Matischen, who recently completed his year as president of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, cut a ribbon to declare the three-storey refurbished building in Townhead Street officially open. The firm has moved from Leopold Street.

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.”

The company, which specialises in placing temporary and permanent staff into commerce and industry throughout the UK, has retained many of its original clients since being launched in 1991.

Over the last ten years, it 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 said: “We are finding that as certain sectors of the market are strengthening, we are well placed to take up these new opportunities.”