Central European Staffing (CES) logged a record turnover of £15.4m in 2014.
It was a welcome result in an industry that has been hard pressed to turn a profit since the economic crisis of 2008.
The outcome suggests a healthier market for staffing firms like Central European Staffing, which solve skill shortages in the UK by selecting and employing appropriate manpower from Eastern Europe.
The result stems directly from an increased appetite for skilled workers in the UK engineering construction industry and new investments in the oil, gas and power sectors.
CES employee at work
The demand for specific skills such as pipefitting and coded welding will grow as local sources continue operating at maximum level and where CES continues to support contractors who face a scarcity of significant numbers of workers with the required skills.
Last year was extremely productive following a downturn since 2009 when the global financial crisis undermined the engineering construction industry and likewise companies providing temporary labour for that sector.
Recovery built gradually during 2013 and 2014, and the outlook for 2015 is equally positive. However, that optimism must take into account the decline in the price of fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) which may well decrease certain investments— especially in the oil and gas sector.
CES is now securing a portfolio of contracts for 2015. A number of clients have already placed orders, but it is nonetheless premature to predict financial outcomes for 2015.
Suffice to say that 2015 and beyond looks promising for CES.
Central European Staffing is a UK based, British Polish employment agency, specialising in recruitment of skilled personnel for the engineering construction industry (coded welders, pipefitters, platers, mechanical fitters, riggers). The company is a member of ECIA (Engineering Construction Industry Association).
Central European Staffing Limited was founded in 2004 and celebrates its 10th anniversary. The company recruits based upon market requirements not only in the UK but also in Central Europe with a strong base in Poland.