GAP creating new jobs to build on growth
Recruitment at GAP, the UK’s largest independent plant, tool and specialist equipment hirer, is at an all-time high following a hugely successful year for the company. At the beginning of January there were almost 100 open vacancies across all divisions which include; plant and tool hire, non-mechanical plant and lifting hire & sales.
2013 saw GAP reap the benefits of a strategy to grow the business through diversification. Since the launch of the specialist divisions, non-mechanical plant and lifting, in 2010 and 2011 respectively, GAP has experienced annual growth of 14% (2012 and 2013) and turnover is expected to go beyond £100 million for the first time in the company’s history.
The lifting division has been extremely successful and new depots have been opening at a very quick pace. Since its establishment in 2011, the company has opened 26 specialist lifting depots with a further 8 locations to be added in 2014.
The number of open vacancies at GAP is a direct result of the recent rapid growth experienced by the company.
Catriona Dunning, Head of HR, commented:
It has been a very exciting and busy time for recruitment at GAP over the past year as the company expands across the UK. Currently, 40% of the open vacancies are brand new positions that have been created to manage the expansion but also to enhance team structures for effective management.
GAP expects the growth of the business to continue throughout 2014 with the opening of more new depots and divisions planned. The company will continue to support local communities with the creation of new employment opportunities and supply chain prospects for local businesses.