Recruitment firm success puts Doncaster on the map
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Orb Recruitment

Recruitment firm success puts Doncaster on the map

A specialist Doncaster-based recruitment consultancy is celebrating a record-breaking year of business less than two years after setting up.

Orb Recruitment, which was established in April 2018, achieved a staggering £1m turnover in its first year of trading and is now one of the leading agencies in South Yorkshire focusing on the manufacturing and production, healthcare and construction and engineering sectors.

Rapid growth has seen its forecasts for year two predict an impressive 170% increase in revenue and 158% increase in profit with turnover up by 170% to 2.7m.

In addition, with exceptional service standards, the firm has achieved 100% client retention, with 90% of candidates rating its service at 8/10 or above and over 80% of candidates recommending the company.

A major element of Orb’s ethos is supporting Doncaster’s economy, community and environment with the company helping to fill hundreds of vacancies for local employers. It has also supported over 250 Doncaster residents to achieve sustainable long-term employment in the last 12 months, which equates to direct wealth creation of £755,500 in wages/income. All temporary roles are above the National Minimum Wage with most being above the average for each industry supported.

The company, which has its headquarters in Balby Carr and employs nine staff, has supported 42 candidates to improve their skills base by accessing a variety of training courses. For non-funded courses, Orb also contributed over £5,000 towards training including warehouse and machinery operating qualifications, the Construction Skills Certification Card and mandatory training courses for care workers.

The year was topped off at the recent Doncaster Business Awards 2019 where Orb walked away with the Business Start Up of the Year.

Stewart Olsen, managing director of Orb Recruitment, said: “We have had a phenomenal first 20 months in business and are really proud to be delivering what our clients want which is essentially an exceptional personalised, customer focused service. We have also been forward thinking in our approach by applying innovative digital tools and techniques to offer proactive, tailored support to clients and candidates and that has helped continue the momentum we have built up. We were delighted to pick up Business Start Up of the Year at the Doncaster Business Awards which has been another highlight for us.

“Our impressive business growth, excellent candidate placement, client satisfaction rates and a real emphasis on our local community means we are setting our standards high but we are confident we can continue to enhance what we are doing here at Orb. We are determined to offer the best possible service to our clients and candidates as well as improving the economy of Doncaster by providing people with sustainable career and training opportunities and giving back to our local community as much as we can. This is just the start of things to come!”

Orb is a specialist, dedicated recruitment consultancy offering outstanding service and effective solutions to clients across the UK. For more information, visit