Home » News » Agencies & People » Former Spicerhaart boss joins leading recruitment company previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer Spicerhaart boss joins leading recruitment companyRussell Jervis, who left Spicerhaart late last year after over thirty years at the firm, is to head up the estate agency division of Rayner Personnel.Nigel Lewis9th June 20200583 Views Ex-Spicerhaart boss Russell Jervis is joining Rayner Personnel as MD of its estate agency recruitment division.Jervis left Spicerhaart at the end of last year after 33 years at the company, rising through the ranks from negotiator to MD. As part of Rayner’s ambitious growth plans, he’ll head up the estate agency recruitment division, tasked with attracting new clients, particularly large businesses.He’ll also be leading the drive to attract new licensees as Rayner looks to partner with recruitment agents who can leverage the Rayner brand and share recruitment fees they bring in.Says Jervis: “I’ve spent over 30 years helping great estate agents to be even better and I’m looking forward to accelerating that further in providing advice on whether a corporate, independent, online or self-employed role is the right route for each individual. Being honest with candidates and client alike on ‘fit’ makes for better overall relationships and less staff churn in the long run – so saving the client money.”Josh Rayner (left), CEO of the Rayner Personnel Group, adds: “I’m so looking forward to working with Russell, one of the sector’s biggest names and with a solid track-record of success. His famous ‘black book’ will accompany him and it’s this experience and these contacts documented over 30 years that makes him a phenomenal partner for us.”Jervis also runs a consultancy that will sit alongside his Rayner role and allow him to advise businesses on acquisition, sales, leadership development, presentations and public speaking. He started his estate agency career in 1987 at Strutt Daughters.Agents wondering what advice he might be giving to agents should read this blog Jervis wrote for The Negotiatorjay rayner Rayner Personnel Russell Jervis June 9, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Scarborough-based Woodhead Bakery has gone into administration after being hit by inflation and rising wheat prices.The 74-year-old family bakery, which has 30 shops in the north east and also supplies Morrisons supermarkets, has been forced to make 30 of its 310 staff redundant, while administrator, the P&A Partnership, is keeping the stores open in the hope of saving the business.Spokesperson for the company Christopher White, from the P&A Partnership, told British Baker: “We believe that by continuing to trade, we have the best chance of finding a buyer and we have retained as many employees as possible. Unfortunately, Woodhead Bakery has been hit by inflation and the impact of rising global wheat prices, in addition to harsh economic conditions on the high street.”In the financial year to the end of March 2010, Woodhead made a loss of £73,348 with net liabilities of £755,046 less than the £242,992 loss in 2009. In its last financial report, it said the retail business was very stagnant, due to the recession and competition although it said the foodservice business continued to grow with major new customers taken on.It reported that it had good prospects of future expansion of the business in the near future.Greggs could be one of the bakery chains poised to buy up any Woodhead sites. A Greggs spokesperson admitted that it had been looking at the North Yorkshire area, including Scarborough, for potential new locations, but would not give details of specific sites.Cooplands of Scarborough could also be interested, according to Chris Peck, chairman of Cooplands (Doncaster), who said if Woodhead Bakery didn’t have a buyer by the end of the week, all the shops were likely to close. “I can’t see anyone breaking their necks to buy all of them I think the shops will be cherry-picked by companies like Greggs and Cooplands of Scarborough.