Ragged Edge providing a guiding light at new base

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 26 Sep 2017

A NEW base, a wider geographical reach, additional services, a fresh logo and a new member of the team are all recent developments taking Ragged Edge Recruitment and Consulting into a second year under the stewardship of Justin Atkin.

The experienced ports and logistics specialist has moved the recruitment and project consultancy business from Grimsby’s Dudley Street to new offices at Fathom Works, within the Ropewalk complex at Barton-upon-Humber, where existing recruitment partner Jane Bayliffe has been joined by Nicola Robinson.

Mr Atkin, who took over the 17-year-old firm from its founder Ian Mackenzie last September, said: “Our key priority has been to continue to provide a high quality, responsive service to our existing clients while simultaneously growing the business both geographically but also by adding value through new services.  We are now providing specific recruitment solutions to clients in the South West, South East, Mersey and Tees as well as our core Humber base.”

Barton provides a more central Humber location, and with the move comes a rebranding, with a new logo and a new website under development too.

“We love the maritime connection with The Ropewalk, while we felt that the inclusion of the lighthouse in our new logo depicts stability when things are uncertain, providing guidance and support, qualities which we at Ragged Edge aim to provide throughout the recruitment process, as well as in our consultancy work.”

Ragged Edge provides temporary and permanent recruitment solutions, as well as assisting with apprenticeships. It supports out-placement, succession planning and team building. More recently it has added training in business development and key account management. 

Pleased with his own recruitment, Mr Atkin said: “With a background in recruitment and marketing Nicola has been the perfect addition. Nicola and Jane have been focused on serving our existing client base, expanding our candidate portfolio and exploring new opportunities.”

Consultancy projects have included producing commercial strategies, market specific reports, analysis of competitors and client support with business development and marketing.

Looking ahead, specifically around Brexit, Mr Atkin said: “We are an island nation of producers and consumers and therefore there will continue to be a demand for the transport and logistics sector.  Depending on the shape of the final deal, this may lead to an increased administrative burden, for example around tariffs and customs formalities.  

”However, we will be here to support our clients to ensure that any transition is as seamless as possible.”

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