Well it’s that time of year again when the business is preparing to draw to a close for a well-earned Christmas break. So where do we start with a glance back over 2018 … so much has happened for MET and the team it’s hard to find a starting point for what has been a fantastic year! Why not start at the very beginning and what marked a very special point in MET’s growth seeing us open our 2nd branch based in Wolverhampton, the doors to Wolverhampton were thrown open back in January and although an experienced team were selected to take up the challenge it’s been a huge learning curve for the whole business. Nearly 12 months on and we have an established and successful team in place who are working hard to raise the profile of MET in a new location – you’re doing a great job guys, well done!
We do like a challenge here at MET though and if opening a 2nd branch wasn’t enough stress we decided to relocate our head office to a newly renovated building in Dudley … without the help of a removal company I might add (thanks to the team for humping boxes and becoming removals specialists overnight!) Our new Head Office opened its shiny new doors at the end of July with a visit from valued clients, colleagues and even the Mayor himself dropped in for a sandwich and what can I say but we are very spoilt, we even have air con and an awesome feature wall created by the children of two local schools.
Since the move the year has been a bit of a whirlwind …. we’ve raised a fantastic amount of money for charity, completed the Wolf Run, an extremely successful race night, donated over 25 gifts to local children for Christmas and that’s not to mention wear it pink, children in need and Christmas jumper day! Quite honestly, we’re exhausted with all that let alone the day job!
On a business note though we celebrated our 10-year anniversary with a fantastic trip to Edinburgh … it was hit and miss if some of the team would make it back (Harry). Our team has grown throughout this year and we’ve introduced a number of new consultants to the business who have complimented our existing team. Client wise we’re fortunate to have retained 98% of our existing business from the previous year and can also boast an impressive increase in new clients throughout 2018 – so we really can’t complain!
We’re a conscientious company and have tried very hard this year to not only give back to the local community but to also only use local suppliers, we’ve made great use of our Black Country Chamber membership attending exhibitions and getting involved in partnership and network events in and around the Black Country – proving that business really is done better together (as the Chamber would say!).
So as 2018 comes to a close it’s safe to say the Directors are very proud of what the team have achieved this year and we’re looking forward to pushing on for an even better next year … and on that note we would like to say a huge thank you to our fantastic team, clients, temporary workforce and permanent placements who have all made the success of this year possible! Cheers to you …. From all the team at MET Recruitment we wish you a Merry MET Christmas and Happy New Year ????