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Bond Williams Professional Recruitment Appoints New Business Manager for Firm’s Southampton Branch


Bond Williams Professional Recruitment has announced the appointment of Lisa Orchard to the firm’s Southampton branch in Ocean Village Innovation Centre as Business Manager.

Lisa has a 20-year proven-track record in recruitment with both large corporate chains and smaller independent agencies across Southampton and the surrounding areas. Having specialised in temporary placements in the commercial and HR sectors, Lisa went on to run successful permanent divisions and agency branches in the city.

Her passion, enthusiasm and commitment has led to her being highly regarded amongst employers in the region and her unfailing willingness to go the extra mile with a constant smile on her face means she has excellent long-standing relationships with candidates too.

The appointment supports the growth of Bond Williams in Southampton and beyond, allowing for a consistent and high-quality service to employers and job seekers in the area. Lisa will not only be driving the growth of the candidate and client base, strongly supported by her excellent reputation and positive attitude, but also responsible for building a motivated and diverse team.

Lisa commented:

“I’m hugely excited to be joining Bond Williams and to bring my in-depth knowledge of the local market to the whole team. Being very central for people to commute both in and out of from as far west as Chichester and up to Basingstoke, Southampton is a hive of activity for both candidates and employers alike, especially in service-led sectors.

“I will be capitalising on my excellent relationships to proactively source the right talent for clients whilst ensuring candidates are placed in their ideal roles. I’ll also be raising the profile of Bond Williams locally through site visits and events.”

This is the latest in a series of business growth developments for Bond Williams in the last 18 months. Not only has the recruitment agency expanded the team at its head office in Bournemouth, but it has significantly grown its presence in Southampton and Oxford since opening two new offices in 2018 and launching a fifth specialist division in Engineering, Science & Space.

Claire Bond, Director, added:

“Having crossed paths several times over the past decade, we’ve always held Lisa in high esteem as an excellent recruiter with unrivalled communication skills and endearing nature that people are drawn to. Finally, the stars have aligned and we’re delighted to have been able to bring her on board to drive our continued growth across Hampshire. Lisa will no doubt make a big impact and we wish her every success in the role.”


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