South Coast: Berry Recruitment appoints area manager

Berry Recruitment has appointed Jacqueline Starkey as area manager for its Solent region, which incorporates all its branches in Southampton and Gosport.

The experienced industry professional will oversee growth of the businesses that recruit for both permanent and temporary positions.

Starkey is from Poole in Dorset, where Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) has a Wild Recruitment branch, and sees huge potential in the Southampton and Gosport conurbations.

She will be working under regional director Angela Milne and ultimately Berry Recruitment managing director Lee Gamble.

The branches mainly target the commercial, technical and industrial sectors and are also looking for new consultants.

Starkey said: “I have been in the industry for some years and have run my own business.

“Berry Recruitment Group is a company I have admired from a distance and I have noted its growth in the south-central region.

“I am very much looking forward to having the opportunity to lead the talented teams in Southampton and Gosport.

“Although a large group, BRG is family-owned and as such does things in a way that large, faceless entities often don’t.

“This is one of the reasons why the group is so successful and growing across the country.”

The Southampton and Gosport branches are typically placing candidates in technical engineering roles, office and factory-based jobs as well as filling driving contracts.