Reseller Comparex is looking to double the headcount of its newly opened York branch by the end of the year, and is looking to graduates and local VAR staff to fill its vacancies.
Last month, the firm drafted in former SBL sales and marketing boss Claire Gannon to lead a public-sector push from the new northern office, but confirmed today that she is no longer working for the company.
The firm said it is actively hunting for her successor.
At the moment, the York facility is home to six staff, but by Christmas, headcount could be as high as 14.
Comparex first came to York in late 2011 but that office closed in the summer last year. The company's managing director, Mike Chambers, said now was the perfect time to return.
"Some of the people we hired [in 2011] were not so easily migrated from the public sector to the corporate sector," he said. "So that was one of those things. However, now we are on the CCS framework [Technology Products] - it's been active for two weeks now and we've had an amount of success on that so far. We're also looking to apply for lots of additional government framework agreements. We're actively looking to base our public-sector team in York."
He said as the York base grows - it's current office has capacity to hold up to 20 staff - it could begin to serve corporate clients as well as government customers.
He added that the new recruits will be a mix of both graduates and local, experienced staff from the industry.
Gannon's departure is "absolutely no reflection on our keenness to grow our public-sector team," Chambers added.
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