Sierra 57- "Moving forward requires collaboration and support"

3 June 2020

Sierra 57 Consult has stayed focussed and forged ahead through the past COVID-19 months. Its recruitment team has continued to support existing customers and new business enquiries who seek specialised plastics and packaging industry knowledge.

Sierra 57 Consult‘s 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 staff, and many businesses are continuing to work with skeleton staff while pursuing new projects and waiting for their usual supply chain to re-balance. While some are hoping to bring back furloughed employees gradually, other businesses are recruiting to try and meet with production demand. Sierra 57 stands undeterred in helping our industry.

Mark Lawson, MD at Sierra 57 comments, “These are indeed challenging times for all manufacturers and engineering service providers to the plastics market and while vigilance and social distancing in the workplace remain key, our customers must receive all the network support variables that can aid them in both surviving and driving forward into uncertain economic climes.

“Working closely with both business managers and 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 flexible finance options to reduce cashflow impact; unremunerative recruitment advice and technical recruitment support to meet with your budget; utilising our legal and HR partners to advise on furlough, redundancies and 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.”

Simon Anderson, Managing Director of LVS Small Plastic Parts in Telford, who supply to the electronics, food, automotive, medical and life science markets commented: “Mark Lawson and his team have supported us for many years, they understand our moulding capabilities and our business culture, so it’s a credit to Sierra 57 that with their new flexible support options they continue to be our preferred recruitment partner, it’s invaluable we can explore several options to promote cash flow.”

Tex Plastics Group in Barnstaple & Derby has equally benefitted from advice on market movement, demographics and employment law via Sierra 57 Consult’s services during Lockdown. Managing Director Justin Davies 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 the 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, mark@sierra57consult.co.uk or the remote office number 07814 971366.

“We’re here to help, not hinder. Stay safe and good luck out there.

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