Veritas Recruitment expands after renewables contract wins

Veritas Recruitment managing director Chris Tinson
Veritas Recruitment managing director Chris Tinson
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A specialist recruitment firm has expanded its Leeds office after securing contracts in the renewables sector.

Veritas Recruitment Solutions, which places staff in the construction and energy sectors, has been appointed by a series of firms since the start of the year.

It now works on behalf of GMI Energy, Oakapple Energy and EcoLogic Living in Carlisle, and is supporting Tockwith-based Duncan Renewables as it expands into the Lake District.

Following the deals, Veritas has redeveloped its offices and doubled its floor space in The Loft at Carlton Mills on Pickering Street in Leeds.

Managing director Chris Tinson founded Veritas in 2010, alongside Jonathan Morgan, director of Morgans City Living.

The firm now employs four people and is expected to reach turnover of £250,000 this year.

Its key sectors have seen rapid growth as the improving economy leads to more development work, Mr Tinson said.

He said: “Companies have to recruit the best people to stay ahead of the competition in a fierce marketplace.

“We are returning to a candidate-driven market, where businesses rarely have the luxury of being able to cherry pick candidates and this makes a good recruitment firm invaluable.”

GMI Energy, Oakapple Energy, EcoLogic Living and Duncan Renewables are leading names in the renewables market, he added.

“In recent months, we’ve recruited for a wide range of positions from installers and sales teams through to company directors on behalf of all four companies and Veritas is now expanding on the back of this success,” he said.

“We’ve completely redeveloped our offices and even incorporated a board room table made from a solar panel.”

Veritas is now looking to expand its own team following two record quarters for the business, Mr Tinson added.

Pete Crowley, operations director at Duncan Renewables, said the candidates provided by Veritas “immediately added value”.

He said: “Recruitment is a tricky business. We want a recruiter that gets to know both us and the candidates well enough to instinctively recognise who will match our requirements.”