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Recruitment firm gets neighbourly support

Nancy Singleton, Venture House mnager, and Karen Moore, of KSM Recruitment. (Submitted photo)
Nancy Singleton, Venture House mnager, and Karen Moore, of KSM Recruitment. (Submitted photo)

A MICRO business, which has expanded into new offices in Stratford-upon-Avon, did not have too far to go to win work at its new home - the next room in fact.

KSM Recruitment has become the latest tenant at Venture House on the Avenue Farm Industrial Estate, and within days of moving in had secured work recruiting for one its fellow tenants.

KSM is run by Karen Moore, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. She launched the business two years ago and previously ran the company from her home near Stratford.

"When we heard about the opening of the centre and came to look around, it became clear it was ideal for the company to take us to the next level,” she said.

“We’ve moved in initially on a six month basis, and it ticks a lot of boxes for us. It’s really handily positioned not far from the A46, which is important for us getting out and about to meet clients and candidates, but also close to town at the same time.

“The free parking is also important, especially for when we have candidates coming here for interview or assessments, and I really like the fact we are working close to other businesses of similar sizes.

“It’s nice to be able to interact with other businesses, and in fact we started working with a company who have moved in to the unit next door to us. To find each other was really handy for us both!”

KSM has also been able to take advantage of free business support from the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub who have experts operating at Venture House.

Karen added: “Phil Peak from the Growth Hub approved our business plan before we moved in which was extremely useful. In the short space of time we’ve been at the centre we’ve seen a growth in business which is very encouraging.”

Venture House opened in April in a redundant council building, which was refurbished using £450,000 of funding from the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP). It is managed by Stratford District Council.

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