Something to shout about.

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Something to shout about.

Perhaps it’s just the National mentality or the content of the media but it seems the British suffer selective blindness to good news even when it’s staring us in the face.

The media are always enthusiastic to cite the motor business on the front page, as a barometer when times are tough, but give them a success story in a panorama of pestilence and it ends up on page eleven in between obituaries and Sermon of the day.

We should rejoice in the huge success story that has been achieved in the UK car market and point out to our European counterparts that it is the UK motor trade that is leader of the pack when it comes to selling new cars, the Europeans  may have cornered the market in straight EEC specification bananas, but in making magic out of adversity we really do have something to shout about

It’s a similar scenario in recruitment, listening to and reading the media, the UK job market is bereft of opportunity, but for us finding high calibre people for our clients is becoming an increasing challenge, our business was up 40% in 2013 over 2012, which reflects the motor industry’s 21st century demands for outstanding people, and demand exceeds supply.

We interview all of our candidates prior to referring them to clients, and the attrition rate, the ones who may have found any number of jobs ten years ago, no longer make the grade, we and our clients, only want candidates who will bring a positive contribution to the success of their employer, the industry and our reputation.

Our Regional Directors, holding the John Gibson Associates franchise, echo the success we have seen, across the UK, and for those who embrace the business ethos on which we built JGA of consistency, integrity, candidate scrutiny and attention to detail, have enjoyed substantial reward. But just like our clients finding these entrepreneurs, is like striking Gold, but the profitability, long term sustainability and package mean we can be choosy, and are always happy to talk with those who think they make the grade.

Keeping our light under a bushel, being very British, very modest may be the National personality, but I for one am very proud and happy to be in this industry which deserves to be an example for National adulation.


John Gibson
Managing Director
John Gibson Associates