A STOURBRIDGE recruitment consultancy has been announced as the latest member of a new support collective designed to help manufacturers grow.

Jonathan Lee, which is headquartered in the town, will join forces with 'The Manufacturing Hub’ to provide permanent, contract and interim staffing solutions, along with talent management and HR consultancy.

The company employs 100 specialists across five offices in the West Midlands, London and Dubai, and offers industry access to the candidate market, from semi-skilled operatives, technical and engineering specialists through to senior management positions across product development, manufacturing, commercial and supply chain.

It joins Cucumber PR, Start 2 Finish Marketing, PP Business Improvement and former Manufacturing Advisory Service experts Alison Phillips and Rachel Eade in the hub.

Mark Bignell, managing consultant at the Mount Road-based firm, said: “We firmly believe in the power of collaboration and sharing best practice, which were the principal drivers behind us getting involved in the manufacturing hub.”

Companies accessing the manufacturing hub can use one, two or all six members to help their business, with one point of contact managing all of the delivery to ensure an effective and coordinated approach.

Between them, the collective has helped more than 1,000 firms over the last five years, safeguarding and creating in excess of 25,000 jobs in the process.

Steve Jolliffe, director of S2F and chairman of the manufacturing hub, said: “Over the last few months we have been talking to a lot of engineering companies and one of the topics that kept cropping up was recruitment.

“We decided to address this by sourcing a recruitment consultancy that understood the sector and had a proven track record of delivering the goods. That firm had to be Jonathan Lee.”

For more information visit www.mfg-hub.co.uk, or follow @mfghub on Twitter.