Move on up!
Jark (Stevenage) Ltd have moved their recruitment business to new premises.
And it’s proving very popular!
Jark (Stevenage) Ltd have moved to new premises in Stevenage town centre and are set for a whole new era.
The long established business had been based in Stevenage’s Queensway for 15 years. Daniella Roberts of Jark (Stevenage) Ltd said this week that ‘we were aware that the planned redevelopment of the area would probably mean our having to move one day anyway, but it was time to take the initiative’.
Daniella took over the business in May 2016. In a joint venture with The Recruit Venture Group she and the team established Jark (Stevenage) Ltd as an independent company. ‘The Recruit Venture Group were amazing’ she says, ‘and their support meant that I could focus on growing the business’.
The company now specialises in Industrial, Driving and Construction, and handles both permanent and temporary recruitment.
‘I had always seen new premises as part of the business plan’ said Daniella, and investing in them made better sense than refurbishing the old ones. When I found what had been a florist’s shop in the town centre I saw its potential straightaway’.
The company have invested heavily in a complete refit, including new ceilings, flooring and bathrooms. ‘It’s meant we can have more control over our signage and branding too’ said Daniella. ‘We’re much more noticeable now!’.
And it’s working. Footfall has increased dramatically even in the couple of weeks since opening the new office.
‘We’re ideally placed. People can walk in to the office from residential areas, and of course can easily get here, during lunch breaks for instance, from the town centre itself’.
Jark (Stevenage) Ltd had got off to an impressive start since the May 2016 relaunch anyway, and Daniella is keen to restate the importance of the help she received from The Recruit Venture Group. Now though, opening the doors to the better branded premises at 27 Market Place has also opened the doors to a new era.
‘People like where we are and the fact that we’re so accessible. This is a step change for companies searching for staff, and people looking for work, in and around Stevenage, spreading out to Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire’.
Daniella says that the investment has proved a good move in itself. She’s glad, she says, that she took the initiative to move the business now, proactively, rather than as a necessity later on.
‘Our new premises used to be florist’ she adds. ‘It must be an omen, because right now our business is blooming!’