A NATIONAL recruitment company has opened a new office in Southampton to take advantage of the growing economy and the booming jobs market.

Berry Recruitment Group has moved its ‘technical’ branch – specialising in engineering, facilities management and construction – from Surrey because of the growth potential it sees in this area.

At the new office in the Hightown Centre at Thornhill, experienced recruiter Scott Mills will lead a team of six.

When choosing its location, the company partnered with charity Plus You Ltd whose chief executive Debbie King MBE opened the new business in Thornhill.

The charity exists to regenerate the area and help people within five categories including employment.

Angela Milne, Berry’s regional sales director, said: “Southampton and the region has a great deal to offer and we feel that it has the businesses and the candidates that will enable us to grow rapidly.

“The economy has done well and we anticipate that it will continue to improve, especially in the construction sector.”

Debbie King said: “We are delighted to have Berry Recruitment as our new tenants in our Hightown Centre and we wish them all the very best.

“Anything that helps people back into the employment market is of huge value.”