GAP recruitment at ‘all time high’
By Murray Pollok17 January 2014
GAP Group said its recruitment efforts are at “an all time high” as it continues to expand its activities in the UK.
The company, based in Glasgow, UK, had more than 100 vacancies at the start of January across all divisions, including plant and tool hire, non-mechanical plant and lifting hire and sales.
GAP plans to open eight new locations this year as it continues to expand the specialist lifting business it established in 2011, and which now has 26 depots. The company said it has seen 12% revenue growth in 2012 and 13 with revenues in this financial year expected to exceed £100 million for the first time.
Catriona Dunning, head of human resources at GAP, said it had been a very busy time for recruitment over the past year; “Currently, 40% of the open vacancies are brand new positions that have been created to manage the expansion, but also to enhance team structures for effective management”.
GAP Group operates for 94 depots at 69 locations and was ranked 72nd in the annual IRN100 survey of the world’s top 100 rental companies with revenues in 2012/13 of €118 million.
GAP is family owned, with brothers Douglas and Iain Anderson managing the business that was founded by their father Gordon, who started the company under the name of Gordon Anderson Plant.