Astra and Mitrem Recruitment reveal expansion plans as they partner with Cooper Golding

The directors of South West-based national recruitment companies Astra and Mitrem, have announced the launch of their new parent company, Talem Recruitment Group, to encompass Cooper Golding Recruitment.

Talem will offer national clients a full service specialist recruitment solution, while Astra will continue to specialise in Logistics, IT, sales and construction, Mitrem will focus on national commercial recruitment. Barnstable-based Cooper Golding joins the group specialising in permanent and contract roles in engineering, production and manufacturing.

Talem will be led by Directors Donna Barnes, and Carol McGeary working with Cooper Golding MD, Paula Golby:

“Our aim is to be the UK leaders in specialist recruitment,” said Talem co-founder and Managing Director, Donna Barnes. “The new company structure means we can compete at a national level with a market leading specialist recruitment offer – it’s also a great opportunity to form a strong partnership with a leading specialist to widen our offer.”

“We are particularly delighted to welcome Cooper Golding to the new group to strengthen our overall offer,” said fellow Talem co-founder and Director, Carol McGeary. “We have admired Paula Golby’s expertise for some time and we look forward to working with her and her team.”

Paula Golby said: “I am really excited to join the new Talem Recruitment Group. Working with Astra and Mitrem means we can provide the best possible recruitment service for clients and will help strengthen the Cooper Golding brand through the marketing power and strategic goals of the group.”

Astra and Mitrem are national agencies, based in Plymouth. Recent successes include winning the Wolf Minerals Mine contract, providing an innovative recruitment service for 60 specialist jobs in the Plymouth area.