Take a look through our news section to find the latest news and developments from across the Group.

July 2015

A recent report claims that the working day is now more likely to be 8am to 8pm than the traditional 9am to 5pm. Business Argus asked local business people how they make sure their employees have a good work / life balance and aren't working longer and longer days thanks to the advancement of new technology?

June 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 13 per cent more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.

Leading recruitment and training company Acorn has appointed a new Innovation and Development Manager in a bid to further develop its modernisation technologies across the business. With innovation at the forefront of Acorn’s expansion plans, Chris Bromfield aims to drive the Newport-based company forward alongside the agency’s Recruitment, IT and Marketing Teams.

Leading recruitment and training company Acorn has made two key appointments to further bolster their plans for expansion across the North West and North Wales. Acorn has appointed Jonathan Lord as a Business Development Manager, who will cover North West and North Wales, whilst Mark Astbury has been promoted within the company from a Senior Recruitment Consultant in Crewe, to Stoke’s Branch Manager.

No two people are alike – with this in mind, the same should apply to a range of training programmes. Each and every one of us has different needs and aspirations, all development plans should recognise this by offering solutions to suit each individual.

A Flintshire-based manufacturer has retained six apprentices following their successful completion of a bespoke Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance, delivered by Acorn’s Training Division.