Recruitment firm expansion results in new office

Encore's team in the new Derby branch

Recruitment company Encore Personnel has expanded its Derby branch with a new city centre office in a move that will create a number of jobs.

The business has relocated from its current base in Morledge to Gervase House in historic Friar Gate. Two new members of staff are set to be hired.

Branch Manager Alan Worth said: “Since we opened our Derby office in 2016, there has been exponential growth and increased demand for our services across Derbyshire.

“On average, we are placing 80 to 90 temporary workers each week in positions across multiple sectors including driving and industrial.

“With that number set to increase, we were in real need of a bigger space to operate from.

“Friar Gate is one of the key cultural, historical and architectural focal points of the city centre and is the perfect location for us to grow as a branch and expand the services we are able to offer our clients.”

The deal was overseen by commercial property agency Innes England on behalf of Chevin Homes.

Commenting on the deal, Chris Wright, Associate Director at Innes England, added: “Chevin Homes acquired the property from us in 2016, bolstering their investment portfolio in the city.

“We are delighted to announce Gervase House is now fully let with the arrival of Encore, which will be joining Elliot Mather Solicitors and Marie Curie, which both have offices in the building.”

James Cokayne, Director at Chevin Homes, says: “We are really pleased to welcome Encore to Gervase House, which is now fully let.

“The building is located in the historic Friar Gate area of Derby city centre, making it a great place for Encore to grow.”