BMC Recruitment Group in Newcastle has turned the whole idea of recruitment on its head. It's what happens behind the scenes that distinguishes them in their field. They're a consultancy first and foremost with extensive experience and knowledge of the North East recruitment market.
If you are an organisation working in the field of insurance, technology, finance, sales and marketing or are searching for a new executive, BMC has consultants who have worked in those particular fields, while others have years of experience in the recruitment business, having specialised in those areas and built up an enviable contact list. They will know precisely where you are coming from because they will understand exactly what sort of person you are looking for. It is this core value that BMC’s new Managing Director, Chris Milnes, is going to build upon.
Chris has made a highly successful career out of doing things differently and, with more than a decade’s experience in the insurance sector, he’s now expanding their insurance team as well as continuing to grow their sales and marketing, tech and executive search, and building on the terrific reputation the company has in the finance sector.
“We’re keen to operate differently to many of the larger, traditional sales-led recruitment firms. By being genuine consultants we aim to become a trusted partner and establish long-term relationships with clients. The current team have already built some strong relationships and I hope we can take that to the next level,” Chris said.
BMC Recruitment Group are so confident of the service it provides that it offers a significant guarantee, with a free 12 month replacement guarantee on its exclusive placements. Something practically unheard of in their industry. They’re also ISO 9001 accredited, which means their processes are audited to understand where they can make improvements to their service.
Chris was previously with the global insurance broker Marsh, where he was head of the Newcastle and Carlisle offices. While he was at Marsh, he and his team grew the business into one of the best performing teams in the UK. Prior to that, working for five years with Aon in Dubai, he established one of the best performing teams in business development within the group. During this time, he won the Middle East and North Africa Rising Star award in insurance.
Chris is someone to watch and BMC Recruitment Group is a firm to deal with if you want to find a quality employee. “We have big growth ambitions for BMC. I’ll be building a dynamic team that will establish a strong national business, headquartered in Newcastle but finding and placing talent around the country.”
BMC is spreading its wings. Chris and his team are fiercely patriotic about the North East and are determined to promote the area whenever possible. However, they also want to promote the people of the North East. They appreciate that we have firms and organisations that will be able to attract employees from elsewhere around the UK, whilst also having a highly skilled and willing workforce that would be ideal for positions outside of our region. Following a surge in demand, BMC will soon be opening a London office. Chris, who was born and bred in Durham, is keen to do his bit for the North East. There is no better way for a recruitment firm to find the next rising star for a company in the North East, than by making sure potential employees in places like London can hear about it.
BMC is also helping people put together the sort of CV that will attract interest. “Too often we receive a CV from someone who, once we talk to them, is incredibly talented and would be perfect for positions within numerous firms,” said Chris, “but they’ve struggled to put those talents and experience into words on paper. We’ll help them because, after all, they may turn out to be a brilliant employee who is a perfect fit for a particular company. We also help with the stress of the interview stages, supporting and helping a candidate take those right steps towards their dream job. Knowing the company they’re applying to, inside and out means we’re in the right place to
give crucial and relevant advice.
BMC Recruitment Group works with many blue chip national firms but they’re also having incredible success locally. They work with some of the North East’s largest businesses such as Nissan, Partnerize, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, Zerolight and Visualsoft. With the North East’s Top 100 companies, BMC can count working closely with eight out of the top ten.
Chris Milnes is going to be busy. He’s also heavily involved with the Prince’s Trust, Business in the Community, and he’s a member of the CBI Under 35 Advisory Committee.
And he still enjoys playing some rugby