Harvey Lawrence was out and about in Manchester this week, a market we have operated in for almost 20 years. Our roots are in Manchester, it is where our business began and is an area that has always been at the top of our agenda. With an ever-growing population, Manchester is planning to add more than 200,000 new homes by 2037, adding to the increasing demand for Housing profess-ionals. By 2025, the city’s population is estimated to rise to 644,100 – allowing more room for growth in the years to come. Last year, 2569 residential units were delivered - the highest level in 12 years. Manchester's development pipeline suggests 2020 will deliver the most homes in nearly 20 years: Source: Deloitte Crane Survey Earlier this year, Manchester’s construction boom wasn’t just pushing the skyline to new limits – the number of live sites exceeded those of both Los Angeles and Chicago! Sarah Harvey remembers moving to the city in 1993, where she led the development of the Northern region for a global recruitment brand. It seems that Manchester is a non-stop metropolis of construction - It's vibrant, exciting and we love working in this market! Here's what Manchester's projected future skyline could look like in 2025: If you are job hunting in Manchester, click HERE or If you are looking for staff in the North West, click HERE. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn now!
Harvey Lawrence Supports Local Lad
Richard Hough, a family man from Brewood, Staffordshire, was made redundant after many years of working for a local fencing firm and was struggling to find further employment. Harvey Lawrence, a leading construction recruitment agency, helped him to find work in the Staffordshire area. Training Support Richard demonstrated his passion and determination to succeed in this sector so they supported him to retrain and further develop his skills. As a result he has now obtained his Traffic Marshall/Banksman certificate and has successfully secured a long term contract. Richard said, ‘Harvey Lawrence really helped me to get a head start in my career. After being made redundant as a fencer, having worked in the security industry and on the railways, I had mixed feelings on what I wanted to do next. It’s a tough market and I’ve been looking for an opportunity but really wanted to retrain. I was given this opportunity by Harvey Lawrence and they helped me to get a job. I’ve never had such excellent service before and it’s great to have been taken seriously and for someone to take a chance on me. I would recommend to anyone who is “stuck in a rut” to go that extra mile and don’t be afraid to ask for help to retrain and make a better life for yourself.’ Gary Harvey, of Harvey Lawrence, says, “Richard is a local lad and after such a positive response from his previous placement we felt we should help him to further his potential. We therefore assisted with his training and development to become a qualified Traffic Marshall and are very pleased to have placed him on a long term contract” The construction industry is still suffering from a skills shortage and therefore Harvey Lawrence are keen to work with motivated individuals who wish to work in the sector. Richard is a great example of this and hopefully is an inspiration to others to retrain.