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June 29, 2018

Leicester based recruitment consultancy Precision People has added Ray Metcalfe as Commercial Director to its expanding management team.

Ray joins the Precision People team after working for thirteen years as Operations Director at Encore Personnel, where he played an integral part in building technical and engineering divisions across the UK.

Precision People's Founder, Phil Walker said:-

"Appointing Ray last Autumn as Commercial Director marks a significant point in the five-year business plan to expand the company further, particularly our contract division. Over the last few year's the team have become experts at permanent recruitment and have built strong vertical markets in our key areas of engineering, technical and sales. With our contracting division taking off and with Ray's leadership, we will be the largest single site recruiters in the Midlands by 2019, with 48 recruiters across 7 specialist areas.

Back in 2004 Ray at Encore and I at Precision were direct competitors, servicing the Leicester market with blue collar engineers and have seen our careers take shape to where they are today. A chance conversation regarding a reference found us with a similar mindset and life goals, this gave us the confidence that by building teams of excellent recruiters, trained and with the best tools, that we can out-perform the market. Ray and I both bring a wealth of knowledge to form a formidable partnership, whilst playing to each other strengths in areas of the business."

Ray's starting point was to bring in a team-focused structure, thus allowing us as a business to expand our market specialisms and reach for our clients and candidates. Firstly, in a supportive and progressive role to help everyone achieve success and by internally hiring and managing our team based on our company values. Secondly empowering Precision's existing team to take a fresh lead in the business growth areas. This results in a like-minded motivated team of people with a clear road map to achieve their short and long-term goals."

Commercial Director Ray commented:

"It's all about the people, our intelligent recruitment process matches skills and behaviours to the job role, supporting people to flouri

sh, this coupled with the expenditure on technology helps Precision not only support clients recruit key personnel but attract and retain the top talent in the marketplace."   


Director, Phil Walker concluded:

"The future is exciting and will offer our growing team and other ambitious recruitment professionals looking to join us an opportunity to share in the success. I believe Precision to be at the forefront of "search" process and recruitment technology. That coupled with a supportive and empowering management style, Recruiters can flourish as an expert in their field"

If you are interested in a career at Precision People, contact Ray Metcalfe on 0116 2545411 or email

Notes to Editors
Precision People is an established specialist Recruitment business providing recruitment services in three key areas under three sub-brands;-

Precision Search - specialising in management and director level search within manufacturing, food and logistics sectors.

Precision Recruitment, specialising in engineering, technical and sales roles across the UK

Precision Consultancy - bespoke recruitment training packages for businesses to improve their return on investment before or after hiring talent
Founded by Director Phil Walker in 2004, the growing team of 23 prides itself on its passion and integrity to listen to its clients and deliver tailor-made solutions.

Precision People is based on the Meridian Business Park near the M1 Junction 21 in Leicester and operates nationwide. Precision People are Members of Apsco (Association of Professional Staffing Companies.) and were finalists in 2009 and 2014 in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards.