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Exciting New Future For Two Of Region’s Best-Known Business Leaders

Castle Employment have announced that current MD Kerry Hope will buy out the business from long-standing director and owner Suzanne Burnett. Kerry will become the company’s fourth female owner in the 55-year history of Castle Employment Group.

Suzanne is retiring from the business, having taken control of Castle in 1997. “At the time we had two staff and an office in York Place. Now we’ve 40 staff, two offices in Scarborough, other offices in York and Hull and several members of the team working remotely,” she said.

Castle Employment has won numerous awards over the years and earlier this year was named by investment bank J P Morgan as one of the Top 100 Female-Led Businesses in the UK.

In recent years, Castle has become one of the biggest independent recruitment agencies in the region, supporting companies in its coastal heartland as well as major international businesses across the Yorkshire.

Suzanne said: “I hope I’ve played my part in promoting the interests of Scarborough, and the wider regional business community. “Castle will continue to grow, investing in people and the latest technology to ensure first-class recruitment service for businesses across Yorkshire. ”As the UK economy gradually recovers from the pandemic, you can be confident the Castle team will be there to support businesses as it always has.”

“These are exciting and challenging times for the recruitment industry,” said Kerry. “We’re determined the take the opportunity with both hands and write the next chapter in Castle’s story.”

She added: “I and the whole team want to thank Suzanne for her incredible stewardship and support over the past 24 years. “She is part of the Castle family and we all wish her the best in her exciting new chapter.”