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VANRATH….A Partnership Approach To Recruitment

  • Publish Date: Posted over 6 years ago
  • Author:by Richard Buckley

We are delighted to formally announce the appointment of our new Directors! 

Thanks to Richard Buckley at the Business Eye for the article on our successes to date and exciting plans for the future... "Anyone who has travelled through Belfast City Airport over the past decade couldn’t fail to have noticed the VANRATH brand name thanks to a high impact advertising campaign that dominates the approach to the airport terminal. For a healthy proportion of Northern Ireland’s Top 100 businesses, the VANRATH name means a whole lot more."

For them, it means a trusted partner for the increasingly difficult business challenge of identifying, recruiting and retaining top quality professional staff.

Established back at the turn of the millennium by a Chartered Accountant Wayne Sullivan, VANRATH today is a city centre-based recruitment consultancy with a dedicated team of 30 specialist consultants, many of them long-serving members of the VANRATH team, and a circa £9 million turnover.

It’s also a market leader across a number of key sectors of the Northern Ireland economy, a company working across both permanent and temporary recruitment and an organisation which works hard on building partnerships with its clients….both corporate and individual.

“Our clients come to us for our experience, for the consultative advice that we can offer them, for complete confidentiality and for the partnership approach that we always take,” says Wayne Sullivan. “We manage the whole process on their behalf, guaranteeing delivery of the right candidate and that’s why so many clients come back to us time and time again.”

A market-leading specialist recruitment consultancy, VANRATH has worked on individual hires and significant recruitment campaigns for some of the best-known names in the world of business, amongst them Allen & Overy, Deloitte Digital, AquaQ Analytics, Imanage, Johnson Controls, TP ICAP, CME Group and Allstate. Recently, the Belfast consultancy played a key role in Allstate’s transfer of 100 Accountancy and Finance roles from the US to its Belfast base”.

“We’ve also worked closely alongside Invest Northern Ireland in advising companies who are bringing new jobs to Northern Ireland, and that’s a role that we’re very proud of,” adds Ryan Quinn.

Currently based on the top two floors of Lesley Suites in Belfast’s Montgomery Street, VANRATH has imminent plans to finalise new larger city centre offices to provide additional capacity for future growth in consultant numbers. As a further sign of planned growth, it has also appointed three key consultants – Damian Della Croce, Joanne Gordon and Phil Gamble – as Directors within the firm.

The three join a management team headed by Wayne Sullivan as Group MD with Ryan Quinn and Barbara McKiernan as MD’s of the IT and Specialist sides of the business respectively.

Crucially, VANRATH has also secured a significant stake-holding investment from local investor and prominent Mercedes business owner Neil McKibbin FCA, allowing the company to invest in new office accommodation and continue their ambitious growth plans.

VANRATH has seven key areas of specialisation in the professional recruitment marketplace:-

  • IT

  • Accountancy

  • HR

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Legal

  • Business Support

  • Construction & Engineering

“Known for IT and Accountancy we have expanded our recruitment service suite in recent year’s to meet the demands of our clients” adds Barbara McKiernan. “We have played a significant role in the growth and people development of quite a number of significant organisations here in Northern Ireland and we aim to continue to provide this high level of service”.

“Client companies know that when they come to VANRATH, we will not waste any of their time or our own. Instead we will guarantee that we’ll deliver the human capital they want and need when they need it.

“We’re growing as an organisation ourselves, and we’re always interested in talking to high quality people working in recruitment who’d like the opportunity to join our team and work in a positive, grown-up environment.”

Wayne Sullivan ensures that there is an embedded culture of integrity, honesty and ambition at VANRATH, a culture that helps set the Belfast company apart from others in a highly competitive business sector. “What we do isn’t rocket science,” he says simply. “It’s a common sense but concentrated and professional approach to providing focussed recruitment solutions.” 

by Richard Buckley, Editor, Business Eye"