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TDK Corporation has officially opened its TDK-Lambda UK EMC Centre located next to its manufacturing facility in Ilfracombe. The company, which celebrates 60 years in power this year, welcomed Hiroyuki Yashiro, president of TDK-Lambda Corporation, who cut the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony. “It is an honour to welcome President Yashiro from Tokyo to perform our opening ceremony,” says Adam Rawicz, managing director of TDK- Lambda EMEA. “The opening of this EMC Centre is testament to the 11 months after opening its Bideford office, Simple Recruitment has moved to bigger premises in Queen Street as a result of its growing success in North Devon. Growing team Established in Midsomer Norton in 2009, managing director Jayla Wilcox decided to open the North Devon office after holidaying here several times with family. Since opening in July 2018, the Bideford team has expanded to three members to meet the enthusiastic response from the area’s business clients and candidates. Permanent consultant Karen Wraxton and temps consultant Caitlin Wood continue developing and driving the business forward, assisted by branch administrator Charlotte Heath, who ensures the smooth running of the office. Building a reputation “We have well-known clients on board and a good candidate base and are growing every week,” says Jayla Wilcox, who attributes the company’s success to “building a good reputation for a good solid service, communication, honesty, reliability and integrity”. “We do care, whether we’re putting someone forward for a temp job or a career role,” Jayla adds. “We are changing continued inward investment by TDK Corporation and will enable the design teams to their life and we take that seriously.” Jayla started Simple NEWS TDK opens £1m EMC test centre Official opening: (from left) Hiroyuki Yashiro, president, TDK-Lambda Corp; Adam Rawicz, managing director, TDK-Lambda EMEA; Phil Scotcher & Geoff Wilby, joint managing directors, TDK-Lambda UK; Kazuhiko Sekimoto, general manager administration division, TDK-Lambda Corporation Japan continue to develop the next generations of world-class leading-edge power supplies.” Recruitment with many years’ experience of high street recruitment with the aim of The £1 million EMC Centre, which houses an anechoic test chamber, enables the company to perform EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) test measurements in full compliance with EN, CISPR and ANSI standards. This will allow TDK-Lambda to fully certify its power supply products onsite, without the need to use a third-party test house. In addition, TDK engineers will be able to provide a much deeper level of support, assisting customers to gain compliance of their end equipment. ■■Details 01271 856600 or uk.tdk-lambda.com Agency’s mission to make recruitment simple leads to bigger office Expanding team: (from left) branch administrator Charlotte Heath, temps consultant Caitlin Wood, managing director Jayla Wilcox and permanent consultant Karen Wraxton Simple Recruitment welcomes clients and candidates to its new office: (from left) Charlotte Heath, Karen Wraxton, Jayla Wilcox and Caitlin Wood providing a ‘simple’, cost-effective and timely recruitment solution for both clients and candidates, where consultants listen to the needs and wants of each party. “We take great pleasure in making the recruitment process simple, so whether you are looking for the next step in your career or the newest addition to your team, we are more than happy to help.” Industrial and commercial Simple Recruitment specialises in both permanent and temporary recruitment services across industrial and commercial sectors. Its dedicated permanent division develops relationships with each client to understand their business, what a vacancy entails and what they require from a new recruit in terms of skill set, experience and personality, so it can ensure these goals are met. It also provides temps on both a short and long-term basis, covering many job roles from reception and PAs to production operatives, forklift drivers and more. Jayla concludes: “We get to know each and every one of our clients and candidates to ensure that the match is always perfect.” ■■Details 01237 439500 or simplerecruitmentltd.co.uk 2 business action | June / July2019 | business-action.co.uk
HR consultancy to open fourth UK office Fitzgerald HR celebrated its 10th year in business in 2018, and has experienced significant growth since Lucy Fitzgerald began the consultancy in 2008. From its head office in Barnstaple, the consultancy has expanded to include offices in Somerset and London. It is also opening an Exeter office in June in response to the growing demands of developing businesses in the South West. “This is a great time for businesses in the South West, and we’re excited for Members of the Fitzgerald HR Barnstaple and Wellington offices: (from left) Charlotte Pengelly, Helen Rook, Alice Hellmund, Emily Errington, Gemma Churchill and Vicki May the future,” says director and founder Lucy Fitzgerald. “Over the past 10 years, we’ve been lucky to work with amazing businesses, from start-ups to well-established organisations across industries and sectors throughout the South West. “Our success has been a result of the customised and personal service that we deliver to each and every one of our clients. Many of our clients consider us to be an integral part of their in-house team. “Our new office will mean that we can support more businesses across the South West and beyond, and continue to deliver our highquality service to new and established clients.” This summer, Fitzgerald HR is bringing back its HR talk sessions through webinars and seminars to help more businesses get the HR basics right to manage risk, compliance and comply with employment law, as well as attract and retain staff. Keep an eye on the Fitzgerald HR web site for more information. ■■Details 01271 859267 or www.fitzgeraldhr.co.uk Lucy Fitzgerald, director and founder of Fitzgerald HR Ryanair launches Exeter to Alicante winter flights Ryanair is launching new winter flights from Exeter Airport to Alicante in Spain starting 29 October 2019. The announcement of the twice-weekly service was made days after Ryanair launched three new routes from Exeter to Malta, Malaga and Naples, its first ever flights from the Devon airport. It will also enable passengers to continue flying from Exeter to Alicante when Flybe stops its winter service in October. Flybe has confirmed the route will cease when it withdraws a jet aircraft from Exeter on 26 October as part of its planned fleet reduction strategy. It is focusing instead on its Q400 aircraft, which operate the vast majority of its domestic and European routes from Exeter. Matt Roach, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “We’re delighted that Ryanair is expanding its network from Exeter and that there will be no gap in service for passengers to Alicante between the summer and winter timetable. “Ryanair has predicted up to 85,000 extra passengers a year though Exeter, taking our numbers above one million for the first time since 2007.” To cater for extra demand, Exeter Airport is investing £1 million in new passenger handling facilities in preparation for the peak season. Ryanair’s flights from Exeter to Alicante will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and are on sale now at ryanair.com. ■■Details exeter-airport.co.uk @businessactionm | June / July2019 | business action 3