13th December 2011
2011 has been a challenging year for most businesses operating in the UK. The recruitment market has become increasingly competitive with fewer active roles leading to a demand for more experienced candidates. Though the scientific sector has not been hit as hard as some others, the recent cuts to the public sector and the Regional Development Agencies have had a major impact on grant funding and other forms of investment. Coupled with the changes taking place within the University research hubs, these represent a major challenge, particularly to the smaller R&D intensive companies.
As an independent provider of scientific recruitment services, we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service as well as finding the very best candidates for our clients. Because of our years of experience operating in this niche sector, we have confidence that we can consistently source specialist candidates that often prove difficult to find.
For these reasons, CY Partners has continued to be successful throughout 2011, increasing profitability and turnover and growing our active client base by more than 50%. We have also maintained our existing client base and doubled our temporary workforce over the past 12 months. This demonstrates increasing client confidence as they win new contracts and our ability to routinely supply quality candidates to meet their demand. Our client list continues to grow and includes University spin-outs, new start-ups, SMEs and even global companies, who have all found our local knowledge to be invaluable. By maintaining our principles to develop lasting relationships, we believe that we will continue to go from strength to strength!