Going forward it’s simply about collaboration & offering flexible support

GTMA Member Sierra 57 Consult have stayed focused and forged ahead through the past Covid-19 months as our close-knit recruitment team have continued to support existing customers and new business enquiries who seek our specialised plastics & packaging industry knowledge. Our proven expertise for sourcing the right technical candidates is invaluable in a very tough, challenging and changing marketplace. As many manufacturers, Trade Moulders and Toolmakers have furloughed their staff, many businesses are continuing to work with skeleton staff whilst pursuing new projects and waiting for their usual supply chain to re-balance. Whilst some are hoping to gradually bring back furloughed employees, other businesses are recruiting in order to try and meet with production demand. Sierra 57 stands undeterred in helping our industry.

Mark Lawson, MD at Sierra 57 adds, “These are indeed challenging times for all manufacturers and engineering service providers to the plastics market and whilst vigilance & social distancing in the work place remain key, our customers must receive all the network support variables that can aid them in both surviving & driving forward into uncertain economic climes. Working closely with both business Managers / Owners and respective work seekers, we’ve adapted and re-configured our services to be as flexible as possible. We’re deferring or spreading payments and providing flexi-finance options to reduce cashflow impact; unremunerative recruitment advice and technical recruitment support to meet with your budget; utilising our legal & HR partners to advise on furlough, redundancies & employment law, all at major cost reductions. In tough times we must work together, – consciously I would rather we work together with our customers, than watch them struggle and lose their commercial footing due to no fault of their own.”

“Mark Lawson and his team have supported us for many years, they understand our moulding capabilities and our business culture” says Simon Anderson, MD at LVS Small Plastic Parts in Telford, who supply to electronics, food, automotive, medical & life science markets… “so it’s a credit to Sierra 57 that with their new flexi-support options they continue to be our preferred recruitment partner, it’s invaluable we can explore several options to promote cashflow”.

Justin Davies’ Tex Plastics Group in Barnstaple & Derby have equally benefitted from advice on market movement, demographics & employment law via Sierra 57 Consult’s services during Lockdown as Tex tackle & overcome new obstacle. Justin adds, “The manufacturing industry is having a torrid time but our people are our most important asset,- Mark Lawson and his team have been integral to our business plans, they continue to prove just why we need a good recruitment ally and engineering & technical people specialist within plastics”. The Tex Plastics group continues to supply safety-critical components to customers within medical device, electronics, domestic appliance and industrial markets.

Any businesses looking to take advantage of our “2020 Collaborate & Regroup Options” please present your enquiry to Mark Lawson, or the remote office number 07814 971366

“We’re here to help, not hinder”

Stay safe and good luck out there