The horticulture industry is a market that has developed exponentially and continues to see growth year on and year. The demand from commercial enterprises that are expanding and require skilled staff within the sector has never been greater and shows no sign of slowing.
However, when it comes to recruiting within a niche sector, it is easy for employers to become frustrated. Generic recruitment agencies and job boards often prove to be time-consuming, costly, and ineffective.
Over the past 30 years, the team at Horticruitment have served the horticulture industry, using their experience and expertise to save time, money and deliver results for employers.
This specialist recruitment agency covers the commercial sectors such as Garden Centres, Nurseries, Landscape Gardeners & Commercial Gardening, advertising positions across the UK and abroad.
Niche sector recruitment
Matt Rogers from Horticruitment explains that when it comes to recruiting within a niche sector like horticulture, time can often be wasted advertising with generic recruitment agencies and job boards. “This can prove to be costly and ineffective. It often proves vital to work with a business that knows the industry, understands the values and requirements of the client, and can match them to the correct candidate. That is where we step in, as our team are experts in the field of horticulture recruitment.”
Horticruitment is a specialist recruitment agency that focuses on commercial horticulture vacancies, alongside its sister company English Country Gardeners, which recruits skilled professional Gardeners for private estates. Both have been serving the horticultural industry for over 30 years.
In that time, they have managed the recruitment for some of the biggest brands in horticulture. “We understand the needs of our clients, as we do the needs of our candidates and our experience helps match the two together.”
The impact of COVID-19
Matt explained that Horticruitment, like many other businesses, had to adapt the way they worked because of the pandemic, but “The introduction of new technology, work practices, and remote working allowed us to continue working as normal.”
To begin with, the pandemic and then the subsequent lockdown in the UK brought parts of the commercial horticulture sector to a standstill but in no time at all, it was back on its feet and back growing (literally).
“That growth is evident in this year’s record sales breaking Easter holiday for garden centre sales. The vaccine rollout and the roadmap for lockdown exit have provided security for the industry to move forward which is positive for employers and candidates.”
When looking at 2021, Horticruitment has high expectations. “We, like the industry, are looking to grow and expand in 2021. We are currently bringing on new team members to account for the increased demand in commercial vacancies that we continue to receive.”
“This marks an exciting time for us as a business as we look to the future, to new opportunities, to new clients and candidates, and to cementing our position as a leading recruitment specialist within Horticulture. “