London recruitment firm Altra Executives to create 20 jobs in Belfast expansion
A LONDON recruitment firm has announced the opening of a new Belfast office, creating 20 high paid jobs.
Altra Executives, which specialises in the finance and technology sectors has taken the decision to expand beyond its landmark London base within the Gherkin with a new office at River House on High Street in the city centre.
The move has been led by managing director and Northern Ireland native, Fiona Cameron and fuelled by a recent partnership secured with an American private equity firm.
"It is an exciting time for the economy of Belfast and Northern Ireland, and we believe that as the economy continues to grow, so will the demand for skilled candidates," she said.
“There is a well-documented skills shortage in many sectors, with companies not being able to find suitable candidates with the right experience. With our roots firmly established in London, Europe and now closer to home, we are well placed to deliver these candidates."
Leading the business in the north will be newly appointed director Russell Kennedy, who has over 18 years of experience in the local recruitment sector, most recently at Belfast-based Vanrath.
He believes the future is bright for the company in Northern Ireland.
“Altra Executives combines extensive local knowledge and experience here in Belfast, with established business in London and Europe. Both local businesses and the foreign direct investment companies are demanding the highest calibre of candidate, and we have these readily available," Mr Kennedy said.
"We are currently putting together our team, and with attractive packages, flexible working and modern new offices based in River House, we look forward to growing our team over the next number of months. At Altra Executives, our emphasis internally is on building the right culture, knowing from our experience, that the results will follow."