Award-winning recruitment business opens York office

(L-R) Kerry Hope, MD of Castle Employment Group, Michelle Johnson-Vasey, York Office Manager, Melanie Jones, Head of HR Recruitment and Nichola Breslin, Office Resourcer, at the Scarborough office
17 Oct 2018 @ 7.50 pm
| Business

An award-winning recruitment business is opening a new office with a dedicated team in York this month.

The news is part of its expansion across Yorkshire. Turning over £6.5 million with over 40 staff, Castle Employment has tripled in turnover and people over the last four years.

It has two offices in Scarborough, an office in Leeds and plans to grow further across the region.

The York office will support the progression of the business and respond to a growing number of recruitment requirements for York based clients and candidates.

New appointments

Recruitment specialist Michelle Johnson-Vasey has been appointed branch manager supported by Nichola Breslin, who has been appointed office resourcer.

Michelle has over 15 years’ experience working in recruitment across North Yorkshire and brings extensive relationships and knowledge to the team.


She is passionate about customer service and has built a strong reputation by always delivering a first class service for customers.

Nichola has experience handling and managing candidates across recruitment in North Yorkshire and her knowledge will help catapult the team into a strong position.

They will work alongside Melanie Jones, Head of HR Recruitment, who has been driving growth in the York area for the last two years and specialises in recruitment for high level director and manager level HR roles.

Focus on business support

Castle Employment Group provides temporary, permanent and contract staff for businesses across Yorkshire with specialist divisions in engineering and manufacturing, HR, business support, accountancy & finance, hospitality & cleaning, industrial, construction & agriculture, IT, sales, procurement and education.

It also offers an HR & employment law consultancy service providing support at all stages of the recruitment and employment process.

The York office will have a focus on business support roles with incorporates administrators, marketing, customer service, data inputting along with all levels of HR and other head office positions across York and North Yorkshire.

MD of Castle Employment Group Kerry Hope said:

  • The strategic growth into York has been on our radar for the last 24 months.

    Often attracting the talent is the hardest part of any growth strategy and so having an office in York will help us to attract and support our candidates and grow our client base.

    When we had the opportunity to recruit an experienced talented recruitment leader to drive the business support team forward – the timing is perfect.

Amazing opportunity

“Joining Castle is an amazing opportunity to be part of an innovative company at the forefront of the recruitment market,” said Michelle Johnson-Vasey.

“Having spent 15 years in recruitment, it is great to be able to offer a ‘boutique service’ to new and existing clients with a ‘full cycle recruitment and HR solution’ where clients are looking for a recruitment partner in a demanding market.”

Castle Employment works closely with clients to find the right people or team for their organisation on a permanent basis, or to supply temporary and contract staff to cover seasonal fluctuations, increased workload, absences and skill shortages.

Roles filled range from director level appointments with the salaries of up to £120,000 per year to junior administration staff.

Castle’s clients include a mix of Blue Chip companies and SMEs across Yorkshire and the North.