AN award-winning building company has appointed a “headhunter” to help recruit key personnel.
Brighouse-based building services company Ploughcroft Ltd has engaged Paul Mulcock to help the company find a marketing manager to promote the business and its successes.
Ploughcroft was founded by managing director Chris Hopkins and his father Bill in 1997.
Earlier this year it was named a gold winner in the Bucking the Trend competition run by Business Link Yorkshire.
The company was also winner of the Employer of the Year category in the 2008 Examiner Business Awards.
Ploughcroft has won plaudits for its innovative response to the recession – launching the Rooferman franchise to help construction workers made redundant get into business for themselves after just five weeks of training.
Rooferman offers prospective roofers the chance to set up a man-in-a-van business without the usual risks associated with going into business for themselves.
Franchisees get intensive training at Ploughcroft’s purpose-built training centre on Owler Ings Road – covering areas such as roofing techniques, repair and maintenance and installing “green” technologies such as solar panels.
They also benefit from a support package which includes regular visits from a franchise manager, a mentoring programme, top-up training as and when required, performance benchmarking and regular networking meetings.
Mr Mulcock, managing director of Broad Oak Solutions, based at Slaithwaite, said: “I am delighted to be partnering such a progressive and innovative business as Ploughcroft – a firm proving that even in difficult conditions, business can flourish.”