Boom in Technology sector creates growth for East Midlands recruitment firm 

Some of SF Recruitment's tech team meet up to share industry insight. L- R: Lisa Chetwynd, Jack Stockport, Connor Coombes, Jordana Ellis

Specialist recruiter, SF Recruitment, has revealed plans for a major expansion of its technology department.

In a move to further engage with top talent within the region, SF Recruitment, has expanded its Tech offering into the East Midlands.

The company, which has two of its three offices based in Nottingham and Leicester, has made the investment to reflect the unprecedented boom the Midlands has seen within the technology sector.

The expansion will see 10 new specialist recruiters employed over the coming year, in a department which was set up 12 months ago specialising in roles such as development, software engineering, design and IT networking.

The move is in line with figures showing how more than half of small businesses in the region are now technology-led, and typically see faster growth and higher investment than offline businesses.

SF Recruitment CEO Saira Demmer, said: “The East Midlands is an ideal region for digital and tech based companies to develop. Our cities have a young demographic and there is a growing level of support for companies who are looking to attract talent for this fast moving industry. Companies of all types are having to innovate and experiment, to keep up with the changing digital world. They are also increasingly exploring and benefitting from automation to provide efficiencies within their own organisations.”

Dominic Syalon, SF Recruitment’s Regional Director in the East Midlands stressed that business’ needed to adapt to change, to ensure they remain relevant to their customer base. “With technology jobs becoming increasingly important, our East Midlands teams are finding that the region is attractive for skilled tech workers, and many people are migrating away from London and the South East to pursue new opportunities. Businesses are waking up to the advancements in technology, and everyone from banks to retailers are having to move along with these changes. This region is rich in talent and so it’s important that we too move with this boom.”

The move follows the firm’s announcement earlier this year that it posted a sixth consecutive year of growth, with a net fee income of more than £9,000,000.
The company, which has been running for over 20 years and has 120 employees across the three sites, has grown in its profit performance since 2013 and delivered an average 39% growth rate in EBITDA in this period.