In response to an increasing demand for its services in Bristol, Acorn, one of the South West's leading recruitment agencies has made a key promotion within its Thornbury branch.
Sarah Blanchard, from Bristol has been promoted to Branch Manager following her previous role as Recruitment Consultant for the UK-wide company, which has a reputation for delivering specialist recruitment in a number of key sectors including Legal, Executive Search, Nursing, Construction & Trades and IT & Digital.
In her new role, Sarah will be working with a number of the company's key clients in Bristol, including Essilor, to provide permanent employees and temp agency workers.
The promotion is the next step for Sarah who first joined the company in 2009 with expertise in sales, customer service and account management.
Speaking about her promotion, Sarah said: "Working at Acorn over the last seven years has been a fantastic experience. I first joined the company as a temporary administrator working just two days a week. In the last eight years, I've progressed so much due to the excellent support of my colleagues.
"There is no 'typical' day in recruitment and I've been very lucky to have learnt so much, placing a variety of jobseekers into different roles, including office support and industrial positions. As a result, I've developed a really good rapport with businesses and individuals looking for prospective employees and work in the Bristol area.
"Working for such a reputable agency in the recruitment industry has meant that I'm able to work with some excellent clients, including Sanoh Manufacturing who we support on a weekly basis with their permanent, temporary and contract recruitment needs.
"Cultivating honest and transparent relationships with both clients and jobseekers is at the heart of everything we do. Here at Acorn, we really pride ourselves on being able to put the right people in the right place at the right time - I'm proud to work for a company that has that aim at the forefront of everything they do."
Maria Larcombe, Director of Operations (South) for Acorn, said: "At Acorn, we believe that it's extremely important to invest time in our employees, helping them to tap into their potential. Sarah has been a brilliant addition to our Bristol team since joining the company as a temp, and is a perfect example of how hard work and commitment can pay off.
"Sarah has gained a significant amount of knowledge in recruitment since joining Acorn, and her promotion has come at an important period for us as we continue to expand across the South West, as more and more businesses choose to use us to help them with their permanent and temporary needs.
"To provide a valuable service, we need an individual that is capable of really listening to what it is that candidates and companies need from us - Sarah is the perfect fit."
Established in 1992, Acorn has 37 branches and on-site locations across the UK, including a base in the centre of Thornbury.