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ESA Group strengthens its management team

Recruitment and head-hunting firm, ESA Group, appoints an operations manager to bolster its senior management and sales teams. Valerie George joins the business as it continues to go from strength to strength. The company recently located to Edgbaston due to considerable growth during 2016.

Valerie George has worked in operations since 2006, having managed large teams at both OGL Computer Services and Yell.

She has over 15 years of sales experience and is an expert in training, coaching and performance management.

Director, Dan Heathcote said: “I am very pleased to be able to welcome Valerie to the ESA Group family. We are currently seeing great potential in the Midlands job market and the addition of Miss George to senior management will help us to grow business over the coming years.

“It is important for us to keep investing in the team and to provide support for career development. Our talented recruitment consultants are the life-blood of the company and we are keen to help them progress.

“Valerie joins us at a really exciting time as we look to build on our recent successes and client wins.”

ESA Group specialises in marketing, human resources, technology and sales roles across the Midlands and plans to add another four staff to its workforce in the next twelve months.

Dan Heathcote concluded: “The Birmingham job market is very buoyant at the moment; particularly in the technology sector. We are looking forward to seeing what the next twelve months brings to the area.”

ESA Group have relocated to Edgbaston due to expansion


ESA Group has completed its office relocation to Edgbaston, adjacent to the Five Ways in the city centre.

ESA Group, formerly Edward Samuel Associates, implemented the relocation after outgrowing its former head office at One Victoria Square, opposite Birmingham’s town hall due to continued new client wins. The company’s turnover increased by 30% year on year in 2016.

To meet its burgeoning need for more space, the business looked for modern, spacious premises that could meet the needs of its expanding number of staff.

The firm has now settled on new offices in Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston.

Director, Dan Heathcote said: “The business has grown every year since 2012 and with the last twelve months being no exception, we simply ran out of room at our previous location to house our ever-increasing team of recruitment specialists.

“We are extremely pleased to have moved into our recently refurbished office, just off Five Ways. The new premises gives us greater opportunity to provide more parking for our staff and visitors, whilst still being in walking distance of the city centre. 

 “Our new office is easily accessible and offers a comfortable welcome for all of our clients and candidates. In addition, we’ve introduced a well-appointed lounge area, which includes a sofa, refrigerator, and fresh fruit every day.”

ESA Group specialises in marketing, human resources, technology and sales roles across the Midlands and plans to add another five staff to its workforce in the next six to twelve months.

Dan Heathcote concluded: “It’s a particularly exciting time to be in Birmingham at the moment, with the number of companies in the city growing faster than any other UK destination. ESA Group are therefore well placed to be able to service new and existing enterprises, who are looking to hire more staff.

“We are now looking forward to being part of the business community in Edgbaston. The additional capacity of the new office will offer us room to grow in to the future, as we look to capitalise on the successes achieved last year.”