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New Director revealed at Cherry Professional as it sets out ambitious growth plans

New Director revealed at Cherry Professional as it sets out ambitious growth plans

East Midlands recruitment company, Cherry Professional, has strengthened its Senior Leadership Team with the appointment of Ian Machell as its new Divisional Director.


Ian joins Cherry Professional as it reveals ambitious growth plans for the year of 2021/22 The company is planning to recruit a further seven people, taking staff numbers to 33.

Managing Director, Danielle Asano, said:

"2020/21 was a difficult year, but our relationships, expertise and customers helped get us through those challenging times. The market is definitely picking up again and we have exciting plans for the future. With someone of Ian’s calibre on board we are confident of pushing forwards.

“I have been in the recruitment space for over 20 years and have known of Ian’s reputation throughout that time, we are very excited he has joined us and to see what the next phase has in store.”

Cherry Professional specialises in four divisions: Accounting and Finance; Finance Clerical; Administration and Business Professionals; and Human Resources. 

Ian, former Managing Partner at Brewsters Partners, has joined Cherry Professional as Director of Accounting and Finance across the East Midlands.

He said:

“I am delighted to be joining Cherry Professional at such an exciting time in the business's journey.

Having operated within the Accountancy & Finance and professional staffing market in the East Midlands for many years, I have always seen Cherry as a highly respected competitor with a reputation for outstanding levels of service and delivery. When the opportunity arose to play a key role in the next phase of the business’ exciting growth plans, I jumped at the opportunity to join the team.

As the recruitment market begins to really accelerate with the end of lock down approaching, I was in no doubt that Cherry Professional were uniquely positioned to respond to clients rapidly increasing needs. After spending time with the ambitious and energetic Leadership Team, and meeting the incredibly talented Consultants within the business, I realised that this was the perfect place for my next career step.

Building on Cherry Professional’s already outstanding reputation as the best rated Accountancy & Finance and Office recruiter in the East Midlands, we are excited to be embarking on a significant growth plan to bring our market leading services to additional professional specialisms and to expand our geographical footprint to continue giving our valued and trusted clients the levels of service they are accustomed to, across even more areas of their organisations. We also look forward to bringing our special brand of quality to new customers across the region.”

Cherry Professional is currently looking for talented individuals to join it on its journey. If you are interested in building a rewarding and exciting career in a genuinely inclusive, supportive and dynamic business, the company would love to hear from you. Please get in touch for a confidential chat.

Cherry Professional, founded in 2009 has grown from a single office in Nottingham to now covering the wider East Midlands with a presence in Derby, Leicester and Lincoln. 

Its clients include Vision Express, Thornton’s, Ladbrokes Coral, Aggregate Industries, Slimming World, Xylem, Motorpoint, Browne Jacobson, Experian, Mars, Travis Perkins, University of Nottingham and the University of Derby. 

The company raises money for charities including Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, Children First Derby, the RSPCA, Comic Relief and the Alzheimer’s Society.

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