2020 was a challenging year for everyone, with many businesses having to quickly adapt to new ways of working. As a recruitment expert for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agricultural sectors, the MorePeople team had to react to the changing needs of clients and implement innovative solutions to keep the recruitment process moving.
We delivered a fantastic 2020 in spite of the challenges – Q4 in particular was very encouraging and bodes well for 2021. Like everyone we want to be optimistic about the year ahead and looking forward to a return to normality following the demise of Covid-19. Our first success of this year has been strengthening our team with the addition of three new starters.
Richard Hanwell joins MorePeople as Business Director, a new role that will focus on continuous development of client relationships, pursuing new opportunities and helping the team to reach their potential. Richard began his recruitment career in Stamford back in 2005 in the fresh produce and food sectors. He has since held managerial recruitment roles in the UK and internationally, both in and out of the food industry.
Aidan Finn supports Morten Andresen and Tom Edmondson-Matthews in the Commercial recruitment team, working on sales and procurement roles. Aidan began his career with Morrisons, learning about all aspects of the supermarket supply chain. He then moved into business development for both the off trade and on trade industry in beers, wines and spirits.
Tom Merriman takes over the reins in our Financial team. Tom worked in sales before moving into recruitment where his remit was temporary financial roles. At MorePeople, his focus is on permanent recruitment for all levels of finance positions across the food and agri supply chains.
Our Managing Director, Andrew Fitzmaurice, is delighted to welcome them to the team:
“It’s fantastic to have new faces in the business. Growing MorePeople and having the capacity to deliver more to our existing (and new) clients is why we are here. 2020 was tough, but we have some strong foundations to build on. I am thrilled to have three high calibre people join us.”
“Aidan is already flying along the on-boarding journey and he will be able to put all his experience in FMCG to use. He is quickly picking up great recruitment habits. Tom brings a wealth of recruitment (in particular finance recruitment) experience to the team, and he’s off to a great start in an area where we have a track record in placing senior finance candidates and there is so much more opportunity for us to do so. Having led teams and worked extensively in food recruitment, Richard brings a wealth of talent, credibility and expertise to the MorePeople team. He’s another hugely dynamic addition to help us realise the massive potential at MorePeople.”
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