TeamJobs inserts 200 new staff into Poole extraction giant

L to R: Yasmin Cottrell BOFA's Liz Jaques, BOFA's Gary Mansell, TeamJobs' Vicki Reeks and BOFA's Becky Lowbridge
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Poole-based recruitment specialist TeamJobs has placed 200 new staff at one of the region’s fastest growing companies. The multi-award winning BOFA International Ltd, based at Creekmoor Industrial Estate in Poole, is a world leader in its field, producing fume extraction systems for the laser, automotive electronics, printing, pharmaceutical and dental industries.

In this, its 30th year of trading, it was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation for its Intelligent (iQ) Operating System. This follows the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Export Trade, which it won in 2012.

During the last 18 months TeamJobs has placed 200 people at BOFA, in positions ranging from assembly/wiring to sheet metal workers and office staff including purchasing and credit control.

This has helped BOFA continue its rapid expansion, as Paul Hine, Operations Manager explained: “BOFA is unrivalled in the fume extraction industry with over 90 per cent of our sales made internationally, in over 100 countries.

“We operate 48,000sq.ft of factory space across four buildings at Creekmoor, as well as running our American subsidiary sites in Illinois and Hamburg.

“And we continue to grow at a rapid rate. This year we have opened offices and warehousing in Germany, with further expansion planned for Poole in 2018.

“Central to our current and continued growth of course is sourcing the right staff, in all areas of our business, from the warehouse and shop floor to sales - and that is where TeamJobs is frankly excelling for us.”

TeamJobs industrial consultant Yasmin Cottrell, said: “TeamJobs has partnered with BOFA since 2014, providing local market intelligence and our network of quality temporary and permanent staff to support this growing local business.

“BOFA currently employs 240 people in Poole and with TeamJobs’ help this is set to grow further in 2018 “It’s hugely satisfying to be helping one of Dorset’s leading companies to blaze a trail in the world market and also to be providing a high number of mainly local candidates with such rewarding careers.”

TeamJobs - Dorset Company of the Year 2015 – has doubled its Industrial division targets in the last 18 months.

TeamJobs industrial manager Vicki Reeks, explained: “In 2016 we expanded our team and this has resulted in a phenomenal period for both our Industrial and commercial divisions sourcing contract and temporary staff as well as permanent production and factory staff. We will continue to grow this area of our business significantly in 2017/18.”

Dorset is home to a thriving and varied advanced engineering sector, which includes aerospace, defence, composite and marine technologies. Altogether these employ around 15,400 people and contribute £800 million to the county’s economy.

 

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