Leeds-based global recruitment specialist TS Grale to create jobs after North American contract wins

A Yorkshire-based global recruitment specialist has unveiled major expansion plans.

(left to right) TS Grales company founders Jason Saunders and Paul Fleming.

Leeds based recruitment specialist TS Grale, which has just celebrated its third anniversary, is on target to grow turnover to more than £2m this year.

It will also create 18 jobs over the next two years, after winning several contracts in North America and expanding the sectors it recruits in.

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TS Grale was founded by Jason Saunders and Paul Fleming in April 2016. The pair had spent a combined total of more than 40 years providing executive search services to the industrial, manufacturing and engineered products sectors.

It currently employs a 12-strong team and plans to expand to 30 people by the summer of 2021.

From its offices on King Street in Leeds city centre, TS Grale has attracted a global client base spanning the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, USA and Canada. The company has recently secured retained contracts with several North American companiess. TS Grale has won projects with tier-one automotive and aerospace suppliers to identify managing directors for UK and European subsidiary businesses.

Mr Saunders said: “We’ve enjoyed an incredible three years. When we started, our vision was to create an executive recruitment business that delivered tailored leadership assessment across the manufacturing and industrial industries. There was a clear gap in the market for a quality operator specialising in middle and executive management levels, which is an area that had failed to innovate and felt laboured.

“Clients immediately recognised the benefits of our approach and we’ve now successfully expanded into many other sectors and built a high-quality team of specialists who are all experts in the industries they recruit for and operate throughout Europe, as well as being particularly successful in the US.

“We’re now planning to expand further and are keen to attract new talent into our business, as we look to strengthen our position across several sectors, on a global level, as well as developing and promoting our existing team, which will make for another exciting year.”