Pro footballer turned recruiter celebrates record-breaking year with further growth

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 05:59 pm

  • Wakefield-based Ferox Resourcing enjoyed its best ever year in 2022. 
  • The retail construction recruiter has opened an office in London with plans for Edinburgh expansion 
  • Two new hires and launch of new division announced following significant expansion of team during last 12 months 

A leading retail construction recruiter based in Wakefield has bucked recent economic trends by enjoying the best year in its history. 

Established in 2017, Ferox Resourcing specialises in recruitment for the retail construction sector, with a major focus on working with shopfitters and associated roles. 

Ferox was founded by Simon Ainge, a former professional footballer whose career included spells with Bradford City, Bradford Park Avenue, Guiseley, Halifax Town and Harrogate Town.

Following retirement, Ainge has focused on developing his new business, which trebled in size last year, growing from three to nine full-time employees, while seeing turnover increase by more than 50% from £2.5m to £3.8m. 

The consultancy has also launched a new division focusing on the placement of permanent staff, building on an existing specialism in projects and temporary contracts. 

To underpin this growth, Ferox has recruited two new consultants, who will help to launch the business’s permanent division from their new London office, taking the overall full-time headcount to 11, while plans are well advanced to launch a new location in Edinburgh. 

Ferox also recently became a member of the National Association of Shopfitters, while they have also promoted key team member Bex Clark to the role of Operations Director and appointed a new marketing agency to help ensure that the business’s recent period of growth continues. 

Managing Director & Founder Simon Ainge said: “It’s fantastic to be able to begin the new year on such a positive note, and to demonstrate the resilience and drive of Yorkshire businesses at what continues to be a tricky economic time for our region. 

“By growing the team, we are able to plot further progression during the months and years ahead, whilst our membership of the prestigious National Association of Shopfitters is a huge milestone for our business and a development that we are confident will help us expand our network. 

“We’re looking forward to renewing relationships with existing and previous customers, whose business we value hugely, while also building new relationships with operators in retail construction and helping them achieve their own recruitment ambitions.” 

Ferox Resourcing 

We are passionate about being the best at what we do, which is why we take the time to really understand every single one of our clients and candidates – what they do, where their passions lie and what the need from their next position or newest hire. 

We put people before profit. We care about the people who go out to work for us, and we understand that everybody is different, with different personalities, ideals and preferences when it comes to work. That’s why we take care to listen to what our workers want and need so they’re fully satisfied when they head out to site, benefiting both client and candidate. 

Within Ferox, we also highly value our in-house staff and love watching people excel and succeed in their job roles. We also understand that not one job fits all and everybody has different skill sets. This is why we offer a variety of different roles including Business Development, Delivery Consultants, Marketing and admin. 

Website – 

Share this article
Shareable URL
Prev Post

Quick Changes You Can Make at Work to Save Energy

Next Post

The Last Of Us’ Viewership Keeps Growing, Which Is SUPER Unusual

Read next