A specialist business in South Tyneside is looking ahead - with a view maximising its growth potential.
Adrian Cheesman, managing director of South Shields based Demob Job, has accessed dedicated support from one of the country’s leading scale-up experts, Ian Kinnery.
Demob Job is a nationwide company that specialises in placing highly skilled engineering and technical personnel into new roles after they have previously served in our armed forces.
Mr Cheesman set up Demob Job after leaving the army in 2005, after serving 24 years in the Royal Corps of Signals.
He said: “It was during my last four years, working in army recruitment and considering my future career, when it suddenly dawned on me that not once during all my years of service had I heard of a commercial organisation which championed the employability and skills of
people like me.
“That led me to thinking about starting a recruitment business. My company developed quite quickly and after one year of trading from my home I moved into South Shields Business Works.
“When you grow any business there are challenges and some of mine have been around time. In the early days I was effectively doing everything from building a website to answering the phone and dealing with customers.”
After 10 years of trading, Mr Cheesman sought the support of Ian Kinnery, scale up expert at Team Massive Results, to help him achieve sustainable business growth.
He added: “I attended one of Ian’s seminars and the business strategy topic he covered really resonated with me and how I felt about my business.
“I have always been conscious that I owned a great business but was also aware that I needed to develop my skills as a business owner in order to grow Demob Job.
“Ian has opened my eyes to how a successful business operates and grows. He has helped me focus on what I want to achieve and assisted me in mapping out the route ahead.”
He added: “The benefits can be seen and measured both in improvements in service delivery, financial income and, on a personal note, the confidence I have in the future of my company.
“My long term aims are to further promote the Demob Job brand within the armed forces community - ensuring that we continue to be the ‘go to’ recruitment agency for technical and engineering candidates leaving the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.”
For more details about Demob Job go to www.demobjob.co.uk or ring 0191 427 4655.