A North East recruitment specialist has returned to his engineering roots by moving his growing company to offices on the former Swan Hunter site.
Jackson Hogg Recruitment has relocated from the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside to the Swans Centre for Innovation in Wallsend, a building famously home to Swan Hunter. The Swans Centre for Innovation is part of a low-carbon enterprise zone located on the banks of the Tyne for companies providing support to the offshore sector, and was made possible by a £1.9 million investment, including £1 million from the European Regional Development Fund.
The significance of the site is not lost on Jackson Hogg Managing Director Richard Hogg who started his career as a mechanical engineer before founding the company to recruit professionals and managers for the energy, engineering and manufacturing sectors.
The move, which puts the company on one of the region’s most historic engineering sites, was prompted by the expansion of the Jackson Hogg team, which already supports a number clients in the offshore energy and renewables markets.
Richard Hogg said: “This move puts us right at the heart of the North East offshore industry, as well as providing space for our growing team. Having trained and worked as an engineer myself it is nice to return to my roots. Our region has a proud engineering history and a bright future, and the redevelopment of the Swan Hunters offices into a business centre perfectly embodies both. The first industrial revolution turned the banks of the Tyne into a powerhouse of industry, which built ships to carry goods around the world, now the North East is taking its place as a centre for 21st century industries as part of the Northern Powerhouse.”
Mark Robinson, Director of Kier Property and Swans’ site development partner, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jackson Hogg Recruitment as the latest business to take up home in the new state-of-the-art Swans Centre For Innovation, and we wish them every success as they start out in their new base.
“As an advanced manufacturing and technology hub in a prime location on the banks of the River Tyne, the Centre For Innovation provides an ideal space for businesses in the renewable, engineering and related industries and we look forward to welcoming more new arrivals in the near future.”