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CAST UK strengthens team with six new promotions

Cast UK, which specialises in recruiting specifically in procurement, buying, supply chain and logistics, has strengthened its team with six new promotions in its Manchester office.
Nicola Hough has been appointed to the position of senior consultant within Cast UK’s FMCG and Retail team, covering the buying, merchandising and supply chain sector in the North West and Yorkshire. Nicola joined the company after spending nine years as a buyer for TJ Hughes, Makro Wholesale and Grace Cole, bringing a wealth of industry expertise.
The company has also appointed Carla Rossi, Ryan Albrighton, Dion West, Ellie Connor and Liam Halliday to the position of consultant after successfully completing Cast UK’s Graduate Training Academy.
Carla, originally from Montreal, Canada, joined the company after working in procurement with multi-national brewing company, Molson Coors. At Cast UK, she’s worked her way up from resourcer to procurement consultant and looks after the supply chain and procurement divisions in manufacturing and engineering across the Midlands.
Ryan joined the company after studying at The University of Manchester. Progressing from the position of resourcer to consultant, Ryan now looks after logistics, recruiting across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.
Dion, now a supply chain and purchasing consultant for FMCG enterprises in the North West and Yorkshire, joined Cast UK’s graduate scheme after obtaining his degree from Leeds Metropolitan.
Ellie, logistics consultant for fashion and food industries in Manchester and Lancashire, graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University and joined Cast UK to take part in the graduate scheme.
Liam, now responsible for supply chain and purchasing for FMCG companies in London and the South East, joined Cast after receiving his degree from the University of Manchester and completing an internship with Umbro where he worked as a supply chain coordinator.
Cast UK’s model of working, which sees a departure from the typical 360 recruitment structure, ensures that graduate resourcers focus exclusively on supporting candidates, while benefitting from one-to-one support and mentoring from consultants to aid them in their career development.
Speaking about her experience of the graduate scheme, Carla said: “The opportunity to get to know my market and the world of specialist recruitment before taking on a full consultant role has been really valuable. The support from the senior team is brilliant as they are all so driven, enthusiastic and know everything that you can about this business.”
Wayne Brophy, managing director of Cast UK, added: “The launch of our Graduate Training Academy has been a real success, with all of our participants excelling and earning a promotion to consultant level. Now that our new recruits have completed the programme, we’ll be attending the University of Manchester Graduate Recruitment Fair [stand 32] on Wednesday 11th June to seek out fresh new talent who are keen to start a career in the recruitment sector.”