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HR GO set to benefit from exclusive chamber deal

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HR GO plc has agreed an exclusive deal with one of the UK’s leading chambers of commerce that offers a package of benefits and closer links with leading businesses.

The company has become an official Patron of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (KICC) for the next 12 months. The position is renewable after the initial year by mutual agreement.

KICC patronage gives the company an opportunity to enhance profile and brand awareness.

Under the Patron’s scheme, only 12 businesses are admitted, with just one representative of their sector. HR GO therefore becomes the only Patron in recruitment.

A presentation ceremony will be held at the end of February.

This is the company’s first major deal with a chamber of commerce, although several branches and divisions across the UK are members of their local chambers.

The KICC patronage scheme was launched three years ago and has attracted big name Patrons from Kent and Medway’s business community.

Morag Welham, the Chamber’s Head of Patron Services, said two Patrons had left, leaving space for HR GO and One Healthcare - Ashford.

“I am delighted that so many of our existing Patrons are continuing to take part in the Scheme for the coming year. I am very happy to announce the details of HR GO plc, one of our two new Patrons.”

In a statement, she said HR GO plc had been active in the county for over 60 years, It was “a mix of wholly owned and joint venture companies. It has a turnover in excess of £80m and has more than 40 offices across the UK, The group contains specialist recruitment and business support brands such as  HR GO Recruitment, HR GO Driving, rhl, APL, Eclipse Group Solutions, Ogilvie Search, Discoverable and Space Between.”

Jack Parkinson, HR GO executive chairman, said: “We are delighted to become a Chamber Patron representing the recruitment sector.

“We started in Dartford in 1957 and have been Chamber members for many years, admiring what the organisation does to support and wave the flag for businesses across Kent and Medway.

“We are the county’s largest family-owned independent recruiter, investing more than £1.5 million in new technology in the past year alone. We will continue substantial investment in technology to provide the highest quality service to our clients and candidate and ensure we are well equipped for the future.

“We look forward to working with fellow Patrons and Chamber members and introducing them to our sector-leading services.”

Scheme benefits include:

  1. A certificate presentation event,
  2. An article in Thinking Business, the KICC magazine, and on the chamber website.
  3. A, chance to host an event for members
  4. Senior level networking events staged by KICC
  5. Access to a regularly updated database of members who consent to be contacted.
  6. Marketing material displayed in KICC head office.
  7. Invitation to send a representative to the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference and Global Business Network Live.
  8. Ability to express business concerns and views to MPs and senior Chamber representatives.

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