Procurement recruiters Cast UK's expansion continues apace with the arrival of a new member of their team. Nicola Hough has joined the company as a procurement consultant, a timely addition in that expanding sector.

Nicola joined the company after nearly a decade's experience as a buyer in the cosmetics, self-service wholesale and retail industries. She embarked on this career path after completing her BA(Hons) in Fashion & Buying for Retail at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her career has seen her mastering all aspects of procurement in the UK and overseas. Nicola became a skilled communicator and negotiator during her tenures, although it is not clear how well this prepared her for her appearance on Channel 4's Deal or No Deal!

Nicola's wide experience and solid academic achievement typifies the consultants employed by Cast UK. The company only takes on new consultants who have a proven record working at managerial level or higher in the disciplines they represent. They also have a firm focus, recruiting only in the procurement, supply chain and logistic sectors.

Cast UK's founder and Group Managing Director Wayne Brophy has overseen a steady growth in the company since its foundation, but a changing economy seems to be helping to create new positions. “The industries we serve are certainly showing signs of strengthening,” he says, “which is increasing their recruitment needs and, therefore, ours. Nicola is the latest of several new faces at Cast UK since the start of summer. Thanks to her experience, intelligence and adaptability, she's already playing the most important role in our growth – maintaining customer satisfaction.”