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: Doing the job properly
CASE STUDY: Here we look at Irodion Rachiotis, a highly accomplished international Project Director with more than 20 years’ experience. Upon his return to Manchester he applied for numerous agency advertisements without success. What makes Harvey Lawrence different? Read on to find out… Irodion returned to England after more than 10 years in the Middle East, having most recently worked in Bahrain managing up to 4000 employees. After applying for one of our advertised roles, Irodion immediately caught our attention. UK-based construction companies can sometimes be reluctant to offer contracts to applicants who have recently returned from long stints working overseas – even those with a work history as impressive as Irodion’s! Instead of being the stereotypical CV pushers that many assume of the recruitment industry, we delivered a personally tailored experience. Following a successful face-to-face interview, we placed Irodion on his first temporary contract within a matter of days. Needless to say, he impressed! We placed him on two further temporary contracts following great feedback, before finding him a permanent position at an internationally renowned construction company. Here, Irodion explains how Harvey Lawrence are #DoingTheJobProperly: “I highly recommend Harvey Lawrence. I have had a highly positive experience. After relocating back to the UK, they worked tirelessly to find me initially temporary positions, then a permanent position with a large international construction company. They were the only agency who truly worked to find me excellent positions. They contacted me regularly and updated me on the progress of my applications. Through all my dealings with them they demonstrated professionalism and an individualised service to help me enter the UK market again. Thank you, Harvey Lawrence!”