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Year of Celebration for Recruitment Firm Marking Four Decades in Business


A Recruiter celebrating four decades in business has big ideas for the year ahead.

2019 was a memorable one for the team at North Wales recruitment firm, Supertemps.

The Colwyn Bay and Anglesey-based group, which unveiled a new Bangor office just weeks ago, has taken on new staff in past months and grown its presence in north east Wales and Chester.

The company’s IT, engineering and executive arm S2 Recruitment has also enjoyed a solid period despite uncertainty over Brexit which led to many industries delaying their hiring and expansion plans.

Managing Director Sarah Ellwood is confident 2020 will see an upsurge in job appointments and is working closely with clients and candidates to help meet skills gaps and demand in numerous sectors.

And to mark Supertemps’ 40th anniversary she revealed there will be a series of events throughout the year to unite people from all aspects of industry and foster a sense of collaboration and entrepreneurship.

Among them will be the popular free employment law seminar series with Manchester-based JMW Solicitors at M-SParc, Gaerwen, on Thursday February 27, and St Asaph’s OpTIC Centre on Wednesday March 4.

“We are also planning a summer celebration as a thank you for the support we have received over the years,” said Sarah.

“To be reaching such an important milestone makes me incredibly proud personally, as the business was launched by my mum Dorothy in 1980.

“Having helped her to take it from our family home to employing staff in offices across north west Wales and to have grown and grown over such a long period of time is remarkable, but we have done so through hard work and dedication to the people and companies we work with.”

Supertemps and S2 Recruitment will also be revealing special Spring offers and discounted permanent placements following consultation with business clients.

With Sian Shepherd set to return as Business Manager of S2 Recruitment following the birth of daughter Neve, and a new range of services to be rolled out to job seekers, Sarah believes the next 12 months could be their best yet.

“We have seen it all over the last 40 years, the good times and the challenging periods of recession, austerity and high unemployment,” she said.

“Throughout it all we have been determined to continue working hard, helping to boost the local economy and matching thousands of candidates with their perfect job, which is something we are very proud of.”

Sarah added:

“Thanks again to everyone for your support over the last 40 years – especially our incredible ‘Superteam’ – and keep an eye out for more on our 40th anniversary celebrations in the months ahead.”

For more on Supertemps as it celebrates 40 years in business, follow the hashtag #supertempsat40.


During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

Born and bred in Wales, Nathan is as Welsh as they come – living in the heart of the Valleys, Nathan proudly takes place as our resident Welsh speaker. However, Nathan’s knowledge of global understanding exceeds the Welsh borders, having lived in London, parts of the US and Ecuador.

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