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Multi-sector recruitment group, launches new technical division in Cambridge, Barker Ross Technical

One of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment companies, the Barker Ross Group is opening a new division, Barker Ross Technical in Cambridge as it ‘bucks the trend’ of many recruitment organisations by expanding rapidly in this tough market. It is on target to achieve turnover in excess of £50 million by 2015.

Barker Ross Technical will be supplying permanent and temporary engineering and scientific staff to companies across the UK.

Joining Barker Ross from HR GO plc is director Richard Tillbrook who will be heading up the new division. He says:

“Although the UK recruitment industry is currently estimated to be worth £24 billion, many of the UK’s smaller independent organisations are struggling with the increased costs, a raft of European lead legislation, red tape and reduced income in the recession. So we feel we must be doing the right thing as we continue to forge ahead.”

“Barker Ross is really investing in the future. Adding Barker Ross Technical to the Group is part of a significant restructure that will position the Group as one of the top independently owned and controlled recruitment organisations in the UK.”

Joining Tillbrook is Jane Learner as Cambridge branch manager. Learner, who brings over 11 years experience in the medical equipment and scientific fields and comes from a local niche consultancy.

Also helping Barker Ross Technical get off to a flying start is Steve Cracknell. Senior consultant Cracknell previously from a consultancy in Saffron Walden will be recruiting technical and engineering staff from shop floor to director level.

Founder and managing director of Barker Ross, Paul Ross says: “We’re excited to be expanding into a new market and I am confident we are on our way to building the right team to offer technical & engineering clients what they need. Barker Ross Technical is a key part of the Barker Ross Group and our growth plan.”


Suzanne Orsler, Tel 07813 131350,
Jackie Moore, Tel 07595 893476,

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The Barker Ross Group has dedicated recruitment teams operating in the food, agriculture, waste, industrial, logistics, and construction, civil engineering, energy, technical, engineering and housing sectors. All teams source and supply temporary, contract and permanent workers.

The group also includes Cardea, a recruitment business serving the health and social care sectors.
The Barker Ross Group has offices across the UK, in Cambridge, Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Durham & London.