Blusource hails Bristol professional services market as “most active outside London”

Blusource, the fast-growing provider of recruitment and advisory solutions to the legal, accountancy and banking sectors, has hailed the Bristol professional services sector as the most vibrant outside of London, after enjoying a stellar first six months in the city.

After opening in Temple Quay at the start of 2013, Blusource has taken the local market by storm, and has recently sealed a deal with a blue chip client to provide 25 senior executives over the next three years. Chris Lake, associate at Blusource, who heads up the Bristol office puts this success down to the calibre of professionals in the area.
Chris says: “I have worked in the Bristol market for a number of years so when Blusource launched here in January, I expected our business model would be successful. The local market is one of the most advanced in the UK outside of the capital, and the professional services sector has come out of the economic downturn quicker than any other major city in the UK regions.

“It’s well known that the Bristol marketplace is very closely aligned with its counterpart in London, and that local firms can offer London levels of service, but at regional prices. What makes Bristol different to other centres that follow this model is that legal and accountancy professionals will move to Bristol even if they don’t have any ties to the city, and this means local firms have a competitive advantage in attracting quality talent.”

“Blusource’s Bristol office has gained an enviable reputation in a relatively short space of time, and it’s a measure of the company’s success that it has expanded so quickly,” says Chris.

He adds: “Most other professional recruitment firms concentrate mainly on the lower to middle end of the market providing a generic service to everyone. What makes Blusource different is that we focus on providing a broader range of services to a smaller number of high growth, high quality and values driven businesses. We work closely with our clients on fee-earner recruitment, retained headhunting for partners and teams, advice on mergers and acquisition and recruitment for support services such as HR and finance.”

“Clients appreciate our much more focused approach and the loyalty and commitment we offer means we tend to work more closely with our clients on sensitive projects as they are confident we are not using the information they share with us to benefit their competitors”.

Andrew Springhall, chief executive, Blusource said: “We couldn’t be happier with how the Bristol office has grown over the last six months. We’ve intentionally positioned ourselves in Temple Quay so that our team is easily accessible to businesses searching for the best talent.

“We pride ourselves on working with high-growth, quality and values driven organisations & individuals and Bristol has proved itself to be definitely home for these. We’re looking forward to further growth over the next 12 months.”

Blusource’s rapid progress in Bristol marks a period of sustained growth for the company, which now has offices in Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds. It will further expand the Bristol office in 2014, growing a team of consultants to offer search, recruitment and advisory services to the professional services community.
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