Congratulation to Richard Walker

Second time in the space of a week, it gives us great pleasure to congratulate Richard Walker on being promoted to Consultant from Resourcer.

Rich joined with no recruitment experience less than a year ago and has been instrumental assisting the Utilities Team with a range of candidate placements.  He is currently on 27 fills for the Quarter with 6 already in the bank for January and more to come before we break for Christmas.

Rich this is fully deserved. Well done!

We look forward to seeing you building client relationships next year as a Consultant.

Great work!

Huge Congratulations to Ryan Williamson…

Huge Congratulations to Ryan Williamson who after just 2 years has been promoted to Senior Consultant.

Ryan had no recruitment experience prior to joining CW and has come on in leaps and bounds including being shortlisted this year for Best Newcomer at the IRP awards.

Ryan is an excellent consultant and colleague and we look forward to seeing him flourish at Carrington West.

Great achievement – well done Ryan!

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“Pick” that one out!

Carrington West is delighted to announce that it has continued its sponsorship of Portsmouth based Pickwick Panthers Under 8’s football team. Playing their home games at Alexandra Park in the City, Pickwick are one of the largest youth football clubs in Hampshire with over 20 teams ranging from under 8 to under 18.

Simon Gardiner, Director,
“we are constantly looking for community projects and initiatives to support so we’re delighted to continue to sponsor Pickwick. To see how the boys have developed as players and friends over the past 12 months has been great. Long may our relationship continue.”

To see how Carrington West supports other community projects please follow the links below:

Shortlisted for an IRP Award

Following Friday’s news that Carrington West has been shortlisted for an IRP Award – the UK’s Best Recruitment Company to Work For (Up to 50 Employees), we are hugely proud that two staff members have also received national recognition for their amazing efforts over the past 12 months. Blayne Cahill has been shortlisted for UK’s Temporary Consultant of the Year and Ryan Williamson has been shortlisted for UK’s Best Newcomer. Operated by the recruitment industry’s governing body the REC, the IRP awards are the UK’s most prestigious and widely recognised. The management team and staff members are immensely proud of both Blayne and Ryan. To have two recruitment professionals shortlisted at differing stages of their career underlines the bespoke training and support we offer consultants throughout the life cycle of their career. The awards take place in December 2017. Our most important asset is our staff and we are constantly looking for our next star. If you have a proven background in the recruitment industry and are keen to know more about a career at Carrington West, please call 02392 704037 or visit our “Work for Us” page…

Carrington West Shortlisted as ‘Best Company to Work For’

Carrington West are proud to announce that, for the third year in a row, we have been shortlisted as the ‘best company to work for’ at the IRP Awards 2017 (up to 50 employees). We are delighted that, after winning this prestigious achievement last year, we have continued the trend and this has been recognised by the IRP for 2017. Carrington West is an excellent company to work for, and as always, we are on the lookout for ambitious and dedicated individuals to join various areas of the business, where your hard work is clearly recognised and rewarded. To find out more about careers within our award winning company, please contact Simon Gardiner on 02393 876020 or apply via our website:

Great South Run 2017

For the 4th year running staff members (Jason, Matt, Ilya and Simon) from Portsmouth based recruitment company Carrington West are braving the streets of the city to take part in the Great South Run (Sunday 22nd October). Over confidence seems to have crept in this year and as a result, the training has been ad hoc at best. Unfortunately, this will probably result in a painful experience for our runners, pain we feel should be rewarded with a donation to our page! This year we are supporting 2 great causes:The Café Project is a charity close to the hearts of Carrington West. It was unfortunately broken into recently with belognings, cash stolen and equipment damaged, so please dig deep as we try and assist them to get back on their feet. For more on the Café Project and the excellent work they do please visit:

Our guest charity this year is the “Children’s Liver Disease Foundation” – again close to the heart of a staff member running this year. For more on this charity, please visit them at:

Amiad achieves 93.9% growth in profit before tax in first half 2017

Leading global producer of water treatment and filtration solutions Amiad has achieved 93.9% growth in profit before tax according to its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

In the first half of 2017, the Israel-headquartered company achieved growth in all of its core segments and in most geographies except the US, Singapore, Europe and Brazil.

Total revenue increased 6.2% year-on-year. However, Amiad said that thanks to progress made in 2016 in adjusting the cost structure, maintaining control over expenses and benefiting from its foreign exchange hedging over the period, the firm achieved 93.9% growth in profit before tax.

The company also completed its in-house metal fabrication facility, which is now fully operational and will contribute to improved efficiency during the second half of 2017 onwards. Amiad has continued to invest in R&D in line with its policy and is developing new products, particularly for the Irrigation segment, that will be launched from 2018.

In the US, the company has taken a strategic decision to restructure its Industrial segment sales team and channel partner network to support targeted growth in 2018 and beyond.

Revenues in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) grew by 9.7% in aggregate over H1 2016, which was due to weakness in Europe being offset primarily by an increase in Israel but also Turkey.

The growth in Israel was principally across the Irrigation and Industrial segments as well generating sales in the Municipal segment.

In Europe, sales in the Irrigation segment continued to increase slightly as the sales office established in the region continued to build on the success of the previous year. The Municipal segment also experienced growth, however this was offset by sustained weakness in the Industrial and Oil & Gas segments in this region.

In Asia, sales in China and India grew by 22.1%and 15.3% respectively over the same period last year, primarily due to an increase in the Industrial segment.  In China, the strengthening economy resulted in an increase in investment, especially in the steel industry that has traditionally been the strongest sector for Amiad in China. In India,the company won a number of large Municipal and Industrial projects that it commenced supplying during the first half of 2017.

However, overall sales in Asia decreased due to a significant reduction in revenues in Singapore as a result of delays in a few major projects that Amiad now expects to complete in the second half of the year.

In Australia, revenues were13.5%higher than the same period of the prior year, primarily due to growth in the Oil & Gas segment. The Irrigation segment also continued to perform well, with sales remaining level with the prior year, while the Industrial and Municipal segments declined slightly.

Revenue for the six months ended 30June2017 increased by 6.2% to $55.7m compared with $52.4m for H1 2016. Gross margin was 39.6% (H1 2016: 39.2%) -the slight improvement was attributed to continued tight cost control and gains from operational efficiencies. However, spending on R&D increased as Amiad invested in sustaining its product innovation to support future sales.

Operating profit increased by 51.0% to $2.8m(H1 2016: $1.9m) and profit before tax increased by 93.9% to $3.2m compared with $1.7m for the same period of the prior year.

Amiad has now concluded an internal review which started following the appointment of Dori Ivzori as its new Chief Executive Officer in Q4 2016 to assess the position of the company and determine the strategy for growth going forward.

The  firm’s strategic aim is to be a profitable, growing business generating at least $150m in annual revenue within the next five years – which Amiad would expect to achieve both through organic growth as well as complementary acquisitions.

To achieve this, the company has three strategic areas of focus:

  • Irrigation segment: Amiad will strengthen its position in this core segment through internal development and potentially by acquisition to ensure it has the right products and channels to market. The company intends to launch new products targeting this market from 2018.
  • North America: The company will invest in all segments, including Irrigation, in the appropriate regions, and develop its offering to target new sectors within its segments. Amiad believes the North America region represents a substantial market opportunity for its products, and will offer a stronger and faster return on its investment than other geographies.
  • Ballast water segment: Over the next six months, Amiad will focus on enhancing its offer to this market – which represents a significant opportunity – and gain the requisite certifications and partner approvals. Hoever, if the targets have not been met within this time period, the company will refocus these resources on other markets.

Amiad said it will continue to be active in the non-Irrigation segments, but will concentrate on fewer sectors and territories within its segments to focus its efforts on areas where it can be most successful.

The firm anticipates reporting full year growth for 2017 in line with market expectations. Looking further ahead, with the improvement in its core markets and with its new strategic plan in place, Amiad said it is confident of achieving sustained growth and delivering shareholder value over the medium to long term.

Amiad operates from its headquarters and R&D centre in Israel with nine subsidiaries – Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Mexico, Singapore, UK, USA – and seven international manufacturing centres.

Commenting on the results, Dori Ivzori, Chief Executive Officer of Amiad, said:

“I am pleased to report this set of results that represents an inflection point for Amiad. We achieved sales growth across all of our core segments and saw a substantial increase in profitability thanks to the foundations that we laid last year and continued tight cost control. At the same time, we completed our in-house metal fabrication facility, which is now fully operational and will contribute to improved efficiency in the second half of the year and beyond.

“Looking ahead, we entered the second half of 2017 with a higher backlog than at the same time last year and are receiving increasing customer interest in our products. While we expect to be negatively impacted in the second half from the weakness of the US Dollar against the New Israeli Shekel, there is sufficient demand in the business to compensate for this and, consequently,we anticipate reporting full year growth for 2017 in line with market expectations. As a result, the Board looks to the future with confidence and to delivering shareholder value.”

Carrington West Match Their Donations in Great South Run for 2nd Charity Partner!

Members of the team from Portsmouth based recruitment firm Carrington West took part in the Great South Run on Sunday 25th October, and their company decided to match pound for pound the money raised for charity. Traditionally, Carrington West has supported the Tom Prince Cancer Trust and this year was no different raising £580 through their Just Giving page. Carrington West decided to match the £580 for their second charity partner “The Café Project” which provides support, training and employment opportunities to people with learning disabilities through its community café in Basingstoke.


Simon Gardiner Director and runner said “Tom Prince is a great cause that everyone locally will be aware of and we were delighted to support them for a 4th year running. During the last 12 months we had inducted a 2nd charity partner here at Carrington West. After discovering the Café Project did not have a Just Giving page we decided the best way forward to get maximum impact for our charity partners through the run would be to match the donations we received pound for pound”.


Fellow runner and Carrington West Lead Consultant Blayne Cahill said “the run was tough this year and everyone wants to do their best for the charities we support and what better than the company doubling the donations. I notice the entry for next year’s run is open already but we will probably at least wait for the legs to stop aching before signing up!”


The runners from Left to right this year were: Matt Ulysses, Simon Gardiner, Ron Fagan, Jason Kohle and Blayne Cahill.