Specialist technical recruitment solutions provider, Carrington West, is on the move at the south’s premier business location at Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth. Already based at the vibrant business campus, their new office suite at 1000 Lakeside will increase their floor space five-fold to allow for their planned expansion programme.
Carrington West has over 60 years combined experience and since setting up the business five years ago, has developed a number of long-standing relationships with a wide range of high profile clients – from SMEs to major consultancies and contractors.
James Fernandes, director at Carrington West says: “Our plan from day one has been to grow within 1000 Lakeside as it is an ideal location for our personnel and our clients. Over the last five years we have grown to 21 personnel, so our current office suite no longer gives us room to expand. During that time we have more than doubled our turnover each year since our inception and currently have a turnover equivalent to £18+ million with a predicted turnover of £26 million in 2016.
“We have great teamwork and highly dedicated people, so moving to larger offices will ensure that we can continue to enhance our internal and external customer service. Our new suite will give us the expansion space for up to 50 personnel, plus meeting rooms and a refreshment/leisure area, designed in a modern, relaxed, professional style; reflective of our culture of Integrity, Passion and Excellence. We believe in our people so we ensure that we treat them well.
“Whilst we are a serious business in a highly competitive national environment, we also want to be part of the local community and, as such, we support local charities – the Cafe Project and the Tom Prince Cancer Trust – so all of the charitable activities at Lakeside provide further opportunities for our team to become even more involved.”
The work of Carrington West has been recognised through national and local business and industry awards and nominations; including Best Start Up and Best Small Business. The company has also gained ISO 9001 , ISO 14001 and Investors in People accreditation.
Karen Tyrrell, client and communications manager at Lakeside North Harbour says: “We are delighted to continue to be part of the success of Carrington West and know that they value being on our business campus. James and the team are always happy to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand with some of our charity events, such as the Christmas lunch for the disadvantaged in our area and we are delighted that they will continue to be very much part of the Lakeside community.”