Employment agency moves to historic British Mills complex


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The growing employment agency Red Recruitment Group has moved into the historic British Mills complex in Redditch.

Red Recruitment specializes in providing personnel in the commercial, automotive and industrial sectors, for warehouse, manufacturing or office roles, on a temporary and permanent basis.

A growing need for temporary workers meant that Red Recruitment was looking for a new, more central location in Redditch to improve its ability to attract candidates.

James Martin, owner of Red Recruitment, said: “We started looking for new premises in February of last year, working with the John Truslove team.

“We were based on Arthur Street in Lakeside but had felt for some time that we needed to be more central to better attend candidates, especially given the nature of our business. “

One of the properties they looked at was 6 Empire Court, an office suite located near Prospect Hill and part of the historic Grade II listed British Mills complex made famous in the bestselling Young Jethro novel by Redditch author Roy Clews.

The iconic site has been redeveloped into open-plan office suites with private offices, meeting rooms, and kitchenettes.

Suite 6 spans 1214 square feet on the first floor and includes parking spaces.

Martin said: ‘We looked at a few properties before seeing Empire Court and loved it, but COVID hit, and we felt it wasn’t fair to move at that time with all the uncertainties. .

“However, we were very lucky because after the first few slow months, we have seen our business become increasingly busy with many of our customers increasing their demands for temporary labor.

“At the beginning of October we decided to review the move, we spoke to Ian Parker at John Truslove, we reviewed our strategy and decided to sign the contracts.”

Ian Parker, deputy general manager of John Truslove, secured the lease from Red Recruitment Group on a five-year lease to the owner.

He said: “Red Recruitment is a thriving business that has continued to grow even during the testing periods of the past year.

“He clearly saw the benefits of more prestigious premises close to the heart of downtown Redditch and the move proved to be a success for all parties involved.

“The former British Mills site has become a very attractive base for many companies.

“At the height of the Redditch needle industry, British Mills was a big needle and hook factory and it remains a building with style and commendation. It has been refurbished to a high standard but still retains its original character.


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