Funding leads to new jobs at Solutions Driven

Funding leads to new jobs at Solutions Driven

A Glasgow recruitment firm working with businesses in over 50 countries is expanding its premises and creating jobs after securing funding from Scottish Enterprise.

Solutions Driven has been awarded a Regional Selective Assistance grant to support significant growth in 2016, as it looks to target new international markets and create jobs.

The company is aiming to create around 20 new jobs in the next two years, adding to its current headcount of 45 at its Glasgow office.

Gavin Speirs, CEO of Solutions Driven, said the business had experienced significant growth in recent years, despite the downturn in sectors such as oil and gas, one of its key industries.

He said: “Hiring and recruitment trends can be cyclical and even counter-cyclical in the case of the oil and gas sector.

“We are using our experience in a range of sectors and applying them to different geographies across the world.

“By continually investing in our people and our business, we have experienced strong growth as we expand the services we provide, the technology we use and the markets in which we operate.

“The support we’ve been able to access from Scottish Enterprise will be another catalyst for our international growth and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our business and our customers.”

In the past year the firm has secured more than 200 appointments for a range of international clients including a business development director for an electronics company expanding into Scandinavia, and a vice president of product management for an automotive product manufacturer in the US. It has also worked with a number of leading Scottish manufacturers.

The company is currently in the process of moving to its new premises.