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A fast-growing tech recruitment firm wants to expand to up to 50 staff after signing a lease on a second 2,100 sq ft office space in Manchester city centre.

Fairmont Recruitment, which already has the third floor of 55 Mosley Street, has signed a 10-year lease with landlords Bluefig Investments for the entire second floor as well.

The deal gives Fairmont a combined floor space of 4,300 sq ft and CEO Jack Donohue said they were perfectly positioned for growth.

“It’s all about expansion,” he said. “We don’t want to be a reactive business. We want to be proactive in everything that we do.

“I look at my plans for where we want to be as a business and we probably hire people three months before we need to hire because we want to get them embedded into Fairmont and our culture.

“We take the same approach to our offices. We currently employ 13 people but have the space to grow to 50 and that’s the aim.

“We want to provide opportunities in Manchester. We’ve got a great culture at Fairmont Recruitment. We like to think people want to work here and we want to help people further their careers.” 

Donohue said employers had to offer more than just an office to recruit and retain the best staff.

“We offer a four-day working week at Fairmont so we want people to be in the office for those four days,” he said. “That’s why we went above and beyond for our office. We have an outdoor terrace, big screens, pool table, chill-out area and collaboration space.

“We’ve already hosted a number of events on the second floor and we’ll mainly use that space for business development. The third floor will be used for sales delivery.”

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Donohue said Fairmont was looking at international growth but said Manchester’s tech sector was still thriving.

“We’ve had some really positive conversations in the US and India so international is looking really good for us at the moment,” he said.

“In terms of Manchester there are a lot of tech firms who want to be in the city. There’s also a lot of building work taking place, which is really encouraging.”

Fairmont Recruitment was founded in 2018 and moved to Manchester from their previous office in Booth Park, Knutsford in August 2022.

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