Recruitment firm looks to buoyant future with new office move

Debra Bruce
Debra Bruce

North-east based recruitment firm Activus is celebrating its fourth year of 10% year on year turnover increases by relocating to new headquarters.

The company, which started up in a small office in Kintore in 2013, is one of the first tenants in the new Colpy Business Park in Oldmeldrum. The custom-designed new offices and meeting rooms will support ongoing company growth and the expansion of the staff team. Plans are also in place to open a second office in Central Scotland.

When it was launched, Activus Recruitment focused solely on providing labour for the construction industry in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. In the years since, it has completely diversified its client base and now works with businesses across all sectors, providing full-time employees and temporary workers for major projects from Orkney in the north to central London and Exeter in the south.

The ongoing increase in activity saw Activus take on two additional members of staff this year and it is planned to further grow the diverse young recruitment team within the coming months. The team is led by Managing Director Debra Bruce (27), who joined the company in early 2014.

“Activus has seen considerable growth over the past four years,” said Debra. “We realised early on that we needed to diversify our client base and also the geographical area that we covered. As a result, we now support companies across all industries by sourcing candidates for short-term labour posts to niche, full-time office-based roles. Around 20 percent of our activity is providing on and offshore staff to the O&G sector and we’re also very busy in civil engineering, marine maintenance and fabrication and welding.

“We provide a recruitment service for projects up and down the country. We were one of the main suppliers of trades and labour for a new Stagecoach Bus Station in Exeter, we have staff working on the £350m Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project and on a new Holiday Inn in the Lake District.”

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