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Acorn hires new head of operations

Acorn hires new head of operationsFollowing a period of strong growth, specialist recruiter Acorn has made a key appointment to help continue the development of its specialist recruitment divisions such as legal, accounting and finance, HR, life sciences and executive search.

Based at Acorn’s head office in Newport, South Wales, new head of operations Mohammed Alamgir Ahmed has a longstanding reputation in the recruitment profession. As well as leading several established recruitment teams within the business, Mohammed will also be working on the new specialist areas that Acorn is currently developing across the UK.

Speaking about his new role, Mohammed said: “Acorn is one of the UK’s leading recruitment agencies, and has a reputable offering in the executive search, legal, accountancy and finance divisions. The challenge for me is to build this further so more and more employers are aware of the specialist support we can provide for their permanent recruitment, whilst also helping to develop new specialist areas that the business is currently working on – I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Senior Operations Director, Karen Sharpin, added: “Acorn’s specialist offering for the recruitment of skilled professionals into permanent roles continues to develop, and Mo’s experience and energy makes him a fantastic addition to each of these teams. Building on Acorn’s excellent reputation, we will continue to demonstrate to employers and to those looking to develop their career that our services, connections and experience are second-to-none.

“We’re encouraged by the success and progress we’ve made to date – not just in terms of the number of specialist placements we make, but in particular with the quality of the feedback and repeat business we’re continuing to attract from employers.”


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