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Forces Recruitment Service (West Midlands) Joins The Platinum Group Service Sector

Forces Recruitment Services Join The Platinum Group Service SectorThe Black Country Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce Forces Recruitment Services (West Midlands) as the latest member to join The Platinum Group Service Sector.

Set up by ex-Army sergeant, Paul Lewis, FRS (West Midlands) specialises in placing ex-Military candidates into Civilian Employment. Having 21 years Army service history, Paul has a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills that enable him to deliver exceptional service to employers, whilst providing unrivalled support to candidates.

Paul is passionate about the work he does to help ex-services personnel in transitioning into civilian life. Having been unexpectedly discharged on medical grounds he knows, only too well, how hard this transition can be and subsequently goes above and beyond to ensure that candidates get the support they need. He is also eager to promote the transferrable skills that make them suitable for a wide range of roles and industries and meets with every candidate to ensure their suitability for a role. Particular areas of strength include service engineers, HGV/LGV drivers, project managers and quality and compliance professionals, however the wide breadth of roles within the services mean that ex-service personnel can be placed in a very wide cross section of vacancies.

Paul has recently been joined by Paul Cadman, as a Director at FRS (West Midlands). Paul has completed 18 years plus within the West Midlands Fire Service and is also a highly respected businessman across the West Midlands. Paul was recently recognised in the Manufacturing Magazine's Top 100 most inspiring and influential individuals. Together they will drive to bridge the skills gaps within the region and to promote the value of ex-forces personnel to an employer’s employment programme.

The Platinum Group Service Sector is a network of strategically important service businesses within the region working together to build strong business relationships through peer-to-peer working and collaboration. Working in partnership with a qualified and inspiring executive coach, The Group allows CEO’s and MD’s to process issues and analyse each other’s strategy in a confidential peer-to-peer learning environment - where fellow members act as a trusted board of advisers. Additionally, regular Director Mornings allow members to discuss relevant sector developments, share best practices and generate innovative solutions; learning from each other in a very practical and hands-on way.

Paul Lewis, Regional Director at FRS West Midlands, said: “Membership of the Chamber is important to me in not only growing my business, but in developing myself as a business leader. It provides me with a platform to get involved with local businesses, gain awareness of who is around us and to raise our profile amongst this community. On a personal level, being able to learn from fellow business leaders and to openly discuss issues and ideas in a supportive and collaborative manner is invaluable.”

Gail Arnold, Head of The Platinum Group, commented: “I am really pleased to welcome Forces Recruitment Services to The Platinum Group Service Sector, as it continues to expand. It is great to have someone as enthusiastic about his business vision and purpose as Paul. I am sure that The Group will deliver the support and opportunities that he needs to expand his business, and to provide a much needed support service to individuals at an important milestone in their lives.”

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