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Talent services business Ford & Stanley has announced its expansion in Britain’s second city, following the grand opening of its new offices in Birmingham.

The company, which already has a presence in Derby and London, has worked hard behind the scenes over the last 12 months to establish a talented team of customer-focussed consultants specialising in railway infrastructure, the digital railway and rolling stock, to be based in its new Birmingham offices.

Daniel Taylor, head of Ford & Stanley Recruitment and project lead, said: “As a result of continued growth and increased demand for Ford & Stanley talent services across the UK, put simply – we needed to expand.

“Being ‘All About People’, we are committed to developing and maintaining our outstanding relationships across the length of the UK, and new offices in such a prominent city will support us in doing just that.”

On the strategic reasoning behind the move, Daniel added: “Birmingham holds a large cluster of our key clients, whom will now enjoy the added benefits of a new Ford & Stanley office close by. We will have the opportunity to meet with clients in the West Midlands more frequently – fully appreciating business need, company values, and the other vital elements of successful talent acquisition and retention.”

Birmingham is very much at the centre of the railway’s new wave of railway investment, with new HS2 stations under development at Curzon Street and Birmingham International Airport, supported by an expansion of the West Midlands Metro light rail network.

Rail team manager Rory Peverell said: “I am already spending at least one day a week in Birmingham supporting clients such as the National College for High Speed Rail, Sable Leigh Consultancy Ltd and VTG to name a few. This opportunity puts us closer to our clients and provides myself and the team a platform to further develop our partnered approach.”

This milestone comes just months after the company’s biggest ever investment in new talent, with the Birmingham office being home to both Senior Recruitment Consultants and new recruits in the business.

Daniel summarised: “We now have a greater opportunity to both strengthen relationships with our clients in the West Midlands, as well as expand our ever-growing client base.

“The future is bright for Ford & Stanley as we strive in our ambitions to become first by choice in the eyes of candidates, clients and our employees.”

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