Congratulations to WeDO Scotland member, Ian Pilbeam of The HR Dept, who has won Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce’s Business High Growth Award against strong competition. The award recognises a business that has experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade.
The company provides SME businesses and organisations with locally-based, personal and practical HR and Health & Safety advice and support. Founded in 2014, the business has since grown organically with no investments or loans, and with turnover growth of 573% within 4 years. In November 2017, an outsourced H&S service was introduced and this now represents more than 10% of their turnover. HR Dept now also provide Recruitment and Training services and have invested in a significant expansion of their team, from 3 to 11 in the last year.
Founder and Managing Director, Ian Pilbeam commented:
“Every business owner knows that achieving high growth is not easy. The journey from back bedroom to successful business does not happen overnight. It takes hard work, perseverance and great people. In 2015 I was delighted to win the “Networker of the Year” Award, in 2017 we were Highly Commended for “Customer Service Excellence” and now in 2018 to be recognised for High Growth. It is testament to my wonderful team, and to the amazing clients we support, including several WeDO Scotland members. We love helping local businesses grow, and making a difference to people’s lives.”