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Supporting Local Businesses – reasons to #LoveMK

Posted on: 01 Jun 2018, admin

We were planning to talk about Local Business Week, which ran from 18th–24th May, but what with the frenzied emails and general panic about GDPR, we thought we’d hold back and share our thoughts when everyone’s inbox has calmed down a bit! Since opening our doors in 2003, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with some fantastic businesses; another reason (if you need one) to #LoveMK. As a local business, we use any opportunity to spread the word about business in Milton Keynes. It’s our mission to help local business thrive by supporting them with developing a robust recruitment strategy.

There are a number of reasons Ascendant Recruitment decided to establish itself in Milton Keynes. Firstly, it’s a large town built with careful planning and solid infrastructure. The various districts are easily accessible making it commuter-friendly, and it’s in close proximity to Northampton and Oxford, where our many of our clients are based. A whole host of corporate brands have their head offices here as it’s financially feasible compared to sprawling cities such as London and Birmingham. It’s technologically advanced, and certainly appeals to a number of weary city-dwellers and young professionals who are looking to create a family of their own.

Since we started out 15 years ago, we’ve seen a number of changes here in MK. The business landscape has changed dramatically, as we see independent coffee shops, start-ups and small businesses grow and flourish. Fortunately, the concept of ‘local’ has become extremely fashionable, which means there’s greater need for supply and demand.

We are proud to work with a number of local dynamic companies who seek unique individuals to help their team and business succeed. Over 96% of our candidates remain in-post beyond their probationary period, which is testament to our team of passionate and conscientious recruiters. Our list of long-term clients includes the esteemed local business, Rightmove, the UK’s largest online property website.

Here at Ascendant Recruitment we’re excited to see the landscape of Milton Keynes change shape as we continue to do what we do best: supply quality candidates to local businesses.

We’d love to hear about your favourite local businesses and the reasons you #LoveMK. Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and feel free to tweet, share and like this post. More soon!