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Rick Towers

Rick Towers, Divisional Director at Omega Resource Group heads up the recruitment business across the UK. Running operations in the North West, Midlands and South West across the full spectrum of roles – from Executive Search and Selection to contingent permanent, contract and temporary roles.
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Season's Greetings from the Omega Team

Posted by Rick Towers on 19-Dec-2018 16:31:09

Season's Greetings and a happy new year from the Omega Team.

Omega Resource Group would like to thank you for your continued and valued support and we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your business.

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Topics: Social

Omega eGuide: Our Top 5 Latest Digital Recruiting Strategies For 2019

Posted by Rick Towers on 17-Dec-2018 09:48:17

In today’s competitive recruitment market (with a record-high employment rate of 75.6%, Office of National Statistics), UK companies are finding it increasingly difficult to attract the right candidates and fill positions.

So, what does this mean for employers? Simply, they need to stand out. A company can stand out in many ways but judging by the surge of popularity and use in digital platforms, a good place to start would be improving your digital brand footprint.

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Topics: C-Level Executive, Procurement, Human Resources, Hiring Managers (White Collar), Hiring Managers (Blue Collar)

November sees major improvement in UK manufacturing & engineering activity

Posted by Rick Towers on 30-Nov-2018 14:20:21

According to the last monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturing output growth picked up in the quarter to November, and UK businesses saw overall order books rebound from a fall in October. 

The survey of 381 manufacturers found that output volume growth accelerated in the three months to November, outpacing the long-run average. Output expanded in 13 of the 17 sub-sectors, with growth driven by the food, drink & tobacco, motor vehicles & transport equipment, and chemicals sub-sectors. Firms expect output growth to slow somewhat over the next quarter.

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Topics: News & Media, Social, CSR

The Future of Electric Transport and Recruiting in the Electric Technology Market

Posted by Rick Towers on 14-Jun-2018 08:55:05

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have been around for decades now, but only recently have we seen a remarkable surge in demand for these plug-in vehicles. In 2013, the number of UK EV registrations was around 3,500. Five years later, as of June 2018, the UK has seen a 4,428% increase, with EV registrations at approximately 155,000. 

The rise of the EV is inevitably due to the rising awareness and concern around air pollution and climate change, but also the gradual rise in UK car tax for diesel owners.

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring Managers (Blue Collar), Hiring Managers (White Collar), C-Level Executive, Procurement

Join us on Wednesday, 13th June at our 2nd GDPR Thought Leadership Forum Event at our Head Office

Posted by Rick Towers on 05-Jun-2018 10:12:46

Post-GDPR: A Practical Assessment

Omega Resource Group, in partnership with BPE Solicitors, are proud to host our second GDPR seminar, pursuing a more practical look at the (now required) change in processes and on-going ICO updates and notifications in the upcoming months.

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring Managers (Blue Collar), Hiring Managers (White Collar), C-Level Executive, Procurement, News & Media

Passionate About People Listed in Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018

Posted by Rick Towers on 16-May-2018 11:50:22

Following continued growth, Passionate About People, Omega's parent company, has now been officially recognised in the fifth edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, showcasing the UK’s most inspiring and fastest growing companies.

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Topics: News & Media

Eggstra-special time for local charity

Posted by Rick Towers on 29-Mar-2018 15:11:22

On behalf of Omega Resource Group, Rick Towers (Divisional Director) was delighted to donate 20 Easter eggs to Angela Edwards, C2S, on behalf of the CCP Easter Egg Appeal.

The charity, Caring for Community and People CCP have been running an Easter Appeal between 26th Feb – 23rd March to ask people and the business community to donate Easter Eggs.

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Topics: News & Media

Fast Growth 50 Awards 2018 Finalist

Posted by Rick Towers on 28-Feb-2018 12:23:47

Following continued growth, Omega Resource Group's parent company, Passionate About People Group is delighted to be finalists in the Fast Growth 50 awards 2018.

The Fast Growth 50 awards celebrate the top 50 growing businesses in the South West. 

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Topics: News & Media

Accelerate your recruitment career with Omega on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 10am-1pm

Posted by Rick Towers on 23-Feb-2018 10:02:21

Following continued expansion, Omega Resource Group is currently looking for talented recruitment professionals to support and develop our growing customer base.

We are opening up our head office on Saturday, 3rd March in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire for exclusive out-of-hours private appointments, giving you a discreet opportunity to meet the senior team at Omega including Rick Towers, Divisional Director and founder and CEO Alan Beresford

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Topics: CSR, News & Media, Social

Omega Resource Group Announced As Finalists in Gloucestershire Business Awards 2017

Posted by Rick Towers on 16-Aug-2017 15:44:43

Following continued growth, Omega Resource Group's parent company, Passionate About People have just been announced as finalists in the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2017 in the growth business of the year category.

The category recognises outstanding businesses that can demonstrate an increase in sales, profit, market share or business expansion over the last 3 years. 

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Topics: News & Media