Optima Recruitment Solutions is the latest business to be selected as a partner to the Northern Powerhouse. The specialist engineering and manufacturing consultancy joins a high-profile network of leading businesses, collectively aiming to drive prosperity and maximise the economic potential of the North.

Optima aims to become the leading provider of interim and permanent staffing solutions in the Northern region. Its team of industry experts works closely with local businesses and candidates; identifying skills gaps, attaining a deep understanding of their aspirations and exploring what makes them unique, before delivering a tailored solution to match high calibre candidates with forward thinking employers.

Kyle Davies, Optima’s founder, said: “I’m delighted that Optima has been selected as an official Northern Powerhouse recruitment partner and I’m looking forward to working alongside like-minded organisations to help realise the potential of the region. I’ve always believed that collaboration is key to success and view this as an important step for Optima because it will position us perfectly to support other Northern Powerhouse partners in achieving their goals.”

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, MP said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome another business to our fast-growing Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. Ensuring we have a workforce able to drive forward the North’s potential is vital and Optima’s work to find solutions to skills gaps within businesses makes an important contribution.”