Shorterm secures Kehoe's future...
Kehoe Rail Services, after a long trading history as specialists in the provision of rail services, direct to a host of key clients such as Network Rail, London Underground and mainstream construction workers called in the Administrators early in 2013.
Paul Kehoe, owner of Kehoe Rail Services was already in advanced discussions with Shorterm Group regarding a merger, when the funding position of Kehoe altered dramatically.
Operating under very tight timeframes, the Shorterm Group were able to obtain the licence, secure the future of the contract workforce - now operating their payroll. To provide security not just to Kehoe’s clients, but to the back office staff: Shorterm are now employing all back office and support staff.
This has been a seamless transfer and has not resulted in a single failure for any of Kehoe’s staff, clients or contractors. The team are delighted to be part of The Shorterm Group. Commenting on this, Paul Kehoe says “Having already selected Shorterm Group as our partner in 2012, I am able to be confident that this arrangement is the right one for our business: our clients are protected; our contractors are being paid; and our staff are not facing redundancy. I look forward to a long future with The Shorterm Group.”
Steve Gallucci, CEO of Shorterm Group says “Operating this business complements our existing rail offerings ensuring our clients a full service, even in highly specialist sectors. It complements our business model and we are delighted to have Paul and his team on board already."
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Recruiter publishes its latest "Hot 100" list and show the Shorterm Group as one of an elite group of only 6 companies to have shown growth in 2012 - a remarkable achievement to be proud of!
Head of L&D Appointed
Tracy Sinclair joins us today as Head of Learning and Development from the world of financial recruitment. Tracy is responsible for all hiring and making sure we deliver on our commitment to continuously develop the people within our business.
A big well done to the guys who are the Division 2 champions in the Uxbridge 6-a-side league.
We've Moved (Another Office!)
Our head office has moved from Station House to the Barn in Yiewsley. The Barn, which dates back to the early 17th century, has been completely refurbished and creates a fantastic working environment for our head office operations.
It also gives scope to more than double the current sales team and continue our on our rapid growth trajectory.
Shorterm Aerospace Networking Event - Wed 14th March (08:00 to 09:30am)
Shorterm are organising a networking event focussed on the Aerospace industry. This event will start with a buffet brunch and an opportunity to network with key suppliers within the Midlands Aerospace industry. There will then be several presentations from guest speakers including Midlands Aerospace (a key supply to Rolls Royce and Airbus) and Derby County. The event will conclude at approx 9:30am.
If you are interested in attending this event please contact James Couchman on 01332 224549.
Life Begins at 40!!
As we move into our 40th year we believe the old adage that this is when life really begins! The last year has been exciting and we are focused on continuing our growth and perfectly placing in 2012 and beyond.
An Amazing Year
We have continued our great performance over the last quarter of 2011, meaning that we have grown profits by 30% compared to 2010. Wow!
We have moved our Derby office to a new location more than doubling its capacity as we enter a new phase of growth.
Standing within the most important commercial and professional sector of the city, known as Friar Gate Conservation Area, the Vernon Gate development, which was completed in 2001, recreates the splendour of a Georgian Courtyard behind the Grade II Listed Facade of the former 19th Century County Gaol.
More Customer wins!
The last two months have been fantastic for us in bringing new customers on board with two major wins.
Come on the Dynamos!!
Spondon Dynamos under 8’S football team would like to thank Shorterm Group Ltd for sponsoring them and helping supply their new kit.
Some rather unsightly facial hair has been sprouted by the team during this month with £900 being raised for charity.
Every year Recruiter publish a list called the “Hot 100” which measure gross profit per employee. This is a key industry benchmark and we have been ranked 7th out of all the technical recruiters.
Patrick Keenan joins Shorterm Group today. Patrick joins has spent the past seven years at Kelso, which makes long term investments in a variety of businesses. Patrick has completed a large number of acquisitions, which is great for us, as we are currently on the hunt for another staffing company to buy.
Bucking the trend
We are continuing to make great progress in the current climate with a whopping 36% growth so far this year when compared to 2010. A great result by all the sales teams.
A trip to Germany
The prize for our annual sales competition was a fully expenses paid trip to the opening weekend of the Oktoberfest in Munich. All 19 qualifiers had a great time.
On the Acquisition Trail
Shorterm Group have today engaged with a Corporate Finance Team to hunt for prospective acquisitions to complement our organic growth strategy.
A True Specialist
After a rigorous application process we are pleased to announce that we have become members of the Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA), the principal trade and employer Association for the UK engineering construction industry. This means we can perfectly place onto any NAECI site in the United Kingdom.
Supporting Local Workers
We at Shorterm, manage and recruit all contract staff on behalf of Bombardier in the UK. Following the recent announcement, we are holding an open day at Pride Park, the home of Derby County Football Club where we can introduce you to some of the best Engineering talent in the UK and help maintain jobs in the local area. If you’d like to attend, then get in touch.
Records Keep Tumbling...
This week we have smashed our previous record of the number of PTS shifts deployed. With our track record of growth over the past six months and the contracts we are winning it’s a matter of time before we beat this again.
We have started a major IT refresh today. All of our existing server infrastructure and desktop PCs are being replaced with the state of the art technology. This will allow us to respond even faster to our customer requirements and mean that all our staff are operating with the latest technology the market has to offer enabling them to perfectly place every time.
We successfully passed our annual ISO Audit today with flying colours. Just goes to show we are doing what we say and perfectly placing every time.
At the vanguard of Rail
We have recently won a fixed price project to install the new Vanguard rail system on the as part of Network Rail’s Thameslink programme. Once complete this will stop the vibrations which are currently causing disruption to the newly re furbished St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel which is directly above the tunnel where the work is taking place.
In partnership with Carillion
After a rigorous tendering exercise Carillion have appointed us as a strategic supplier for their Rail division. This means we will be one of a select group of suppliers supporting their projects with track staff across the UK.
We are pleased to announce a new service for our clients today. in line with current legislation we are now fully compliant with (SSOWP) we also provide a full support service which includes:
• Possession Planning service (P6 Planner) Qualified SSOW planners
• Preparation and approval of track access plans
• Safety critical staff to implement approved access plans
• Preparation of Work Package Plans
• Compilation of Crane Controller, Site Crane Lifting Plans
• Track hand back service for raising or removing temporary speed restrictions, including track hand back documentation pack
Now Perfectly Placed for Growth
We have signed a new lease on a new building in Birmingham today. This will allow us sufficient room to triple the size of our current operation. This represents a significant investment in our future and will allow us to capitalise on the opportunities for growth that exist across all our markets.
Even More Perfectly Placed
We successfully passed our Link-Up audit today. We now have link-up approval for a total of 312 separate product codes covering track, signalling, civils, building works and off track/lineside works. This means we are now even more perfectly placed to meet all of your rail needs.
Now that’s what i call growth
As ever we seem to be doing things differently to the rest of the market. For the first three months we have grown by a staggering 33%! Now that’s what I call growth.
Training to perfectly place
A new comprehensive training scheme has been introduced today. This will give all our entry level recruits thorough training in the recruitment process to ensure that we perfectly place first time every time. If you are interested in learning more about a career in recruitment then just get in touch.
On the Trail with Bloodhound
We are a proud Product Sponsor of the next attempt to take the land speed record to 1000mph. Being a Product Sponsor means that the team has the ability to call on us for their requirements for Engineering Staff for this leading edge project.