Former motor trade apprentice Scott Martin has joined Aycliffe-based Fleet Recruitment, which provides recruitment and training services spanning a wide range of sectors including sales and marketing, commercial and automotive.

The 44-year-old, from Darlington, has several years’ experience in high-level recruitment. After specialising in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, as well as helping large firms to recruit senior finance roles, Scott now aims to help Fleet expand into those areas.

The firm’s managing director, Neil O’Connor, said: “I wanted to expand the portfolio of services we offer in recruitment into different markets, and Scott has been on our radar for a long time.

“Trying to recruit good recruiters these days is actually really tough. But what we liked about Scott is that he mirrors our values. He’s very straight-forward and easy to do business with.

“He’s a really experienced consultant who has excellent competence in engineering, manufacturing and more recently four or five years senior finance positions.

Scott started his career as an apprentice vehicle technician and spent 12 years in the motor trade, latterly in customer service, progressing to service manager of a Honda dealership in London.

He and his wife then spent a year travelling the world before returning to their native North-East, where Scott joined a marketing agency, and then set up his own in Stockton and Newcastle.

A career change took Scott into the recruitment sector in 2010, spending a number of years working for a major international recruitment agency before joining Fleet.

Fleet Recruitment, launched in December 2014, is located at St Cuthbert’s House on Aycliffe Business Park and is already working with a number of well-known national brands from global manufacturing firms to world-renowned luxury car dealerships.

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Pictured: Scott Martin (left) with Neil O’Connor