CILT NW AWARDS RECRUIT CAST UK TO GUARANTEE SUCCESS Since its inception, four years ago, the NW Awards for Education & Excellence has grown in quality, due to a combination of the hard work of the organising team and the generous support of the event and award sponsors. This year’s event promises to be even more successful than previous years and despite the turbulent economy, we are delighted to have secured a headline sponsor for the 2012 NW Awards which demonstrates the event’s significance in the industry and region. The CILT NW Region Awards Committee is delighted to announce that leading logistics recruiter, Cast UK will be the main sponsor for the 2012 NW Awards to be held at Cranage Hall on Friday 22nd June. Cast UK is one of the industry’s leading providers of professional level Warehousing, Transport & Logistics recruitment services throughout the UK. Partnering businesses, ranging from SME’s through to large corporate organisations, Cast UK work with the Logistics industry’s finest professionals and proudly host a fantastic candidate placement ratio through effective account management and communication with candidates and customers. Cast UK’s Consultants are all genuine experts within Warehousing, Transport & Logistics as they all have an in-depth track record in the industry, giving them an empathy with the professionals that they work and interact with. Gavin Shannon, Chairman of the NW Region commented “It is fantastic to have Gary Robinson and Cast UK’s support for the 2012 Awards, which will allow us to further improve the quality of the whole event and will increase the number of entrants in each category.” Gary Robinson, Managing Director for Cast UK Logistics commented, “We are proud to be working in partnership with the CILT NW Region as it plays a significant role within the Logistics industry for both individuals and businesses alike. The awards highlight the recognition of talent and achievement within the North West Logistics sector and Cast UK is proud to be part of this.” There is still time to enter the North West and CILT National Awards jointly as they both have the same closing dates of 31st May. For more details and the entry form go to NW Pages of the CILT UK web site http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/pages/regions/northwest and click on NW Awards 2012 link or contact the Membership team on 01536740104 email email@example.com or to Gavin Shannon FCILT Chairman NW Region Tel: 07787 103304 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on Cast UK then visit www.castuk.com or contact Gary Robinson on 0333 121 3345.
Cast UK has added fresh expertise to its logistics recruitment offering with the appointment of Daniel Bevan and Rob Garner. A former operations manager at Newbreed Freight, Daniel will take up the role of Logistics Consultant at Cast UK. Having progressed through a number of positions since joining Cheshire-based Newbreed in 2005, the graduate of Edge Hill University has considerable experience of global sourcing and purchasing. He has worked extensively with blue-chip companies in the automotive sector and his past achievements include handling an annual turnover of £5 million in freight. Daniel also has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chester and a BTEC National Diploma in Import and Export Customs and Excise Procedures from the British International Freight Association (BIFA). His fellow new starter Rob joins Cast UK from DHL Services, where he worked as a contract manager for DBC Foodservice in Warrington. Rob is expected to settle quickly into his new role as a recruitment consultant, having worked on strategic supply chain projects with a number of leading companies since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in environmental science. A strong communicator with specialist knowledge of contract implementation and CRM, he counts Wincanton, Shell UK, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Pacific among his former employers. Rob will bring problem-solving expertise and a strategic approach to the role at Cast UK, having assisted major warehouse stock transfers and established inventory control systems in his most recent position at DHL. He also has experience of devising training programmes for warehouse and transport functions. Daniel and Rob are the latest consultants to bring a wealth of industry expertise to specialist recruitment roles at Cast UK. Cast UK prides itself on nurturing a team of talented individuals with proven track records within the procurement, logistics and supply chain disciplines. This means clients can be sure the organisation really understands the market and the specialist skills required to succeed in the current business climate. Gary Robinson, Managing Director of the Cast UK Logistics division, commented “I am delighted to have Rob and Daniel join our business. Their expertise, track record of success, and people skills will be a real asset to our business. They have already established themselves as key members of our team and started to develop client relationships with our Logistics customers. This is exciting times for Rob & Daniel as well as Cast UK Logistics.”
Cast UK continues its track record of successful placements with key clients as Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd’s newly appointed Depot Manager, a Cast UK candidate, started this month. This appointment marks a hat-trick of significant personnel successfully sourced by Cast UK on behalf of Matthew Clark in 2011 and signals Cast UK’s expertise in recruiting logistics professionals and understanding of a client’s subtle requirements beyond a job description. Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd is one of the UK’s premium drinks suppliers who provide an outstanding range of champagnes, wines, spirits, beers & soft drinks to their clients from numerous sites across the UK. An award winning company, Matthew Clark’s range of over 4000 beverages are second to none in the marketplace and were enjoyed by many over the festive season. Jacqui Allan, Depot Manager of the York site, said; “Cast UK’s selection process far exceeded the standards of its competition. We are very pleased with the quality of service from Cast UK and would like to especially thank our account manager Gareth Steggles”. As one of the UK’s leading consultancy’s in the recruitment of procurement, supply chain & logistics professionals, Cast UK prides itself on offering the highest quality of client & candidate experience, and Matthew Clark is yet another example of Cast UK bringing it’s unique brand of industry expertise to successful completion of a job brief. “Over the last 12 months we have worked with Matthew Clark to provide them only the best quality talent in their area” said Gary Robinson, MD of Cast UK Logistics. “It is always great to receive the positive feedback from another satisfied client and I am thrilled to see that collaboration continue throughout 2012”.
Cast UK appoints new Managing Director of Logistics Recruitment Division. Cast UK are thrilled to announce the appointment of Gary Robinson as the new Managing Director of Cast UK Logistics. Gary joined Cast UK in 2008 as a Logistics Consultant recruiting Logistics professionals across the North West and became Managing Consultant for the Logistics division at the start of 2010. Over the years Gary has brought a rich depth of industry experience to his role as a recruiter of Logistics professionals and has recruited for a host of businesses from SME to large corporate organisations. Prior to joining Cast UK, Gary spent over ten years working within an operational logistics capacity at the prestigious B&Q national distribution centre operated by DHL. During his tenure, Gary held a number of management positions covering both warehousing & transport operations. Gary is the prime example of Cast UK’s ethos of candidate care & client relationships and no one could be more appropriate to head up the Logistics division of Cast UK. Gary has a host of ideas for the team and will be driving Cast UK Logistics to stratospheric heights throughout 2012. Looking forward to the coming year, Gary said; “2012 is going to be a great year for Cast UK Logistics. We have an established team of Consultants who have over time built some fantastic relationships with a number of key businesses within the Logistics sector. Through continued client account management and interaction we anticipate a very strong 2012.” Group Managing Director, Wayne Brophy, commented that “all of the team here at Cast UK would like to wish Gary all the best in his new role and look forward to an exciting year in 2012 for the Logistics recruitment division”.
Cast UK employees went out on the town in style last week to a festive dinner & dance at Manchester’s prestigious Hilton Hotel on Deansgate. The celebrations were a double whammy for all in the business; not only was the event in celebration of the festive season but also to toast the close of a record breaking year for the organisation. It has been a remarkable year for Cast UK as it has grown its ranks, moved to an exciting new office and increased its sales by 40%. The festivities began at the Cast UK Manchester office as MD Wayne Brophy took the workforce through a review of the company’s performance and key events in his now traditional annual presentation to the company. The teams were delighted to see the exceptional year the organisation has had across all of its specialist fields, and became even more delighted when they got to tearing open their Secret Santa gifts. Wayne thanked the teams for their contribution to the organisation’s success throughout 2011 and wished all a Merry Christmas before looking ahead to an even bigger year in 2012. Later that day, the merriment continued as the teams headed over to Manchester’s popular hotspot “Deansgate Locks” for drinks to toast the year and then onto the Hilton for some fine wine & dining. Spirits were high as the night went on and all had a thoroughly good time; with debates about which event was the better – Chester Races or Hilton dinner Dance – continuing today! Wayne Brophy MD said; “It was my absolute pleasure to be announcing to all the teams such a record breaking year for Cast UK and to celebrate Christmas in style. I am proud of all of Cast UK’s achievements throughout 2011 and raring to go in 2012. We are looking to continue to grow and improve through our dedication to exceptional customer service within the procurement, supply chain & logistics disciplines. I’m especially looking forward to celebrating another record breaking year this time in 2012!”
Cast UK is once again thrilled to announce the latest addition to the team as it continues its growth & expansion plans through Christmas & into the New Year. Mark Nesbit is the newest employee of the Cast UK family and will be working within the Procurement & Supply Chain team. Mark possesses a wealth of knowledge & skills from over 8 years experience as a recruitment professional within the Procurement & Supply Chain field. Mark has a passion for working with candidates in their pursuit of new employment & for helping clients source talent. Mark brings a wonderful energy & verve into all his communication & dealings with the people in his marketplace and is known for his warm, professional tone as a recruiter. For Cast UK’s Managing Director, Wayne Brophy, having Mark join the team as its newest consultant means great things for clients & candidates alike; “We want to give Mark a warm Cast UK welcome to the organisation. Mark has an exceptional pedigree as a recruiter and I am excited to see him achieve great success.”
Cast UK has been declared as a Top 10 finalist in the “Best Recruiter” & “Best Candidate Communications” categories of Jobsite’s 2011 RecruitRank Awards. Recognising best practice and quality customer service within recruitment, the RecruitRank Awards are the only accolades in the industry where finalists and winners are chosen by the feedback from candidates and not a panel of industry judges. Launched by leading website Jobsite in November 2005, RecruitRank enables candidates to feedback anonymously on the quality of an agency’s service after they have applied for a vacancy advertised by them on Jobsite. Recruiters have personal, private access to this free market research and it enables them to monitor and, if necessary, improve their service offering. The finalists within each category of the Awards were selected through a culmination of this feedback from candidates over the last 12 months. Commenting on the awards, Keith Potts, Jobsite CEO, says: “We launched Jobsite’s innovative RecruitRank system as we recognise the difficulties recruitment agencies face in satisfying clients as well as candidates. It's often a thankless task, but these awards reward hard working recruitment agencies that place a real importance on looking after the candidate as well as their clients. With several thousand recruitment consultancies eligible for inclusion in the RecruitRank awards, being awarded Top 10 finalist status is a great accolade in itself. Finalists have the added compliment that they have achieved this position through the people who know their offering the best – the candidates – providing vital third party endorsement.” On being announced as finalists, Wayne Brophy, Cast UK Managing Director commented: “It is wonderful to see all of our consultant’s hard work being recognised by the candidates in our marketplace. At Cast UK the level of service we offer our candidates is of the utmost importance and we could not be more pleased that those efforts are recognised by the candidates themselves and it means so much to us that these nominations were as a result of direct candidate feedback on the Jobsite review facility.”
In June this year PZ Cussons, a leading organisation within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry with recognised quality brands such as Imperial Leather, Carex, Original Source, Charles Worthington and Morning Fresh, engaged Cast UK to source several Supply Chain professionals for their business. Working closely with the HR team at PZ Cusson’s Manchester base; Cast UK were tasked with sourcing candidates for two permanent and one interim position for the organisation, one of which was a senior level Head of Logistics & Supply Chain. Being a UK leader within professional level Supply Chain recruitment, Cast UK were able to present a strong, appropriate and timely shortlist of candidates for each of the roles. All three roles underwent a period of extensive interviewing resulting in three successful offers and acceptance from the happy candidates. Cast UK has been recruiting for PZ Cussons for over five years and pride themselves on the quality of service and relationship developed. More recently, Cast UK have donated two executive Manchester United tickets at Old Trafford to raffle to raise funds for people affected by the recent floods in Thailand. Wayne Brophy, Managing Director at Cast UK commented “Working with PZ Cussons is always a pleasure. We have worked with PZ Cussons for several years and fully understand their culture and people requirements. I am hoping the tickets provided will go some way to generate a positive outcome for the charitable raffle.”
Today Cast UK is proud to announce that it has officially completed its relocation and opens the doors to its new premises at 3 Jordan Street, Manchester; a move that marks a significant next step in the organisations development. Located just steps away from the prestigious Deansgate Locks area of central Manchester the new environment is lively & contemporary to reflect Cast UK’s warm, dynamic and enthusiastic culture. Not only is it a new & vibrant location for the organisation but the move will serve a practical purpose too; the modern office will provide much needed space to accommodate our incoming new starters over the coming months as Cast UK continues to expand its workforce to match the extraordinary growth it is experiencing. As well as the expansive main office the premises will include a dedicated meeting & training space for Cast UK to use in its firm commitment to continuous staff learning & development. In addition; the premises will comprise of a comfortable & spacious break out facilities for the staff to enjoy, and to hold, more informal meetings over a cup of tea. Wayne Brophy, Managing Director, said of the move; “We could not be more excited about the new premises and consider this a momentous landmark in the history of Cast UK. While we will be sad to say goodbye to New Mount Street after nearly 6 years it is the right time for Cast UK to secure its own property and continue to grow on the meaningful successes of 2011.”
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