Swansea based recruitment firm, Work Wales, is set to play an important role in helping to get the Welsh economy back up and running post lockdown, with the announcement that they have secured a significant contract with one of Wales’ most prestigious automotive parts manufacturers to supply all of their temporary workers.
Work Wales, with offices in Swansea, Cardiff and Llanelli, was formed in 2007 by working mums Christina Allen and Sophie Benyamin, and has grown rapidly ever since, winning multiple awards along the way. The news that it has secured such a prestigious contract with Pullmaflex UK runs against the grain with the recent announcement of job losses and cutbacks in many global business sectors.
Pullmaflex UK, based in Ammanford and part of the Leggett & Platt Group, makes automotive seating comfort systems and suspension components. Before the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, it employed up to 250 people.
Like many manufacturers, Pullmaflex was forced to close due to the lockdown, but as it gears up its capacity again, Work Wales are set to supply the right people to help it tackle the challenge. The recruitment firm estimates that they will be supplying as many as 80 workers to the factory once production regains its full capacity.
The contract has the potential to more than double the size and capacity of Work Wales. To give the account the attention it deserves, the firm is in the process of appointing a full-time divisional manager who will oversee this account – more good news on the Welsh jobs front. A key account manager will also be dedicated to running the account from July 2020.
Christina Allen, Work Wales director, said:
“We have worked with Pullmaflex for many years as one of several agencies that served its needs. Our Recruitment Manager Michaela made the initial intro into the Perms division, where we successfully placed engineers. We then started the supply of temps. When they made the decision to work with only one agency, we pitched our services and we are delighted to have won the account. We were up against steep competition, but we are delighted that our passion and dedication clearly prevailed.”
Sophie Benyamin, Work Wales co-director, added:
“As an owner-managed local business, this means a huge amount to us and we look forward to working with them as they get their plant back to full capacity. This takes our business to a whole new level in the year of our 12th anniversary, and with the current situation surrounding COVID-19 it is great to share some positive news.”
Work Wales’ Business Manager, Michaela Bennett, said:
“We have worked closely with the senior management within Pullmaflex over the last couple of years and have successfully proven our excellent customer service levels and hardworking ethics, so, I’m so pleased and excited that they now feel able to fully trust our services to support their growth. Our dedicated team have shone through once again by going over and above, and I’m really proud of what we have delivered. In times such as these, it’s so important for us to encourage local opportunities for both candidates and clients to ensure that the Welsh economy remains strong. This contract is well deserved for the team and I really can’t wait to see what this year brings for Work Wales”