Restructure of firm

Burnside takes up key Scots role at Brightwork and Staffline

Julie BurnsideBrightwork and Staffline Scotland has appointed a director of operations north of the border, following an organisational restructure to enable more regional autonomy and geographic growth.

Julie Burnside has taken over as director of Scotland, putting the 37-year-old in charge of 78 employees operating across the country from Turiff, down through the central belt and Dumfries. The organisation provides labour to a range of business sectors, most notably the food/drink industry, with up to 5,500 staff on its books at peak times.

Ms Burnside grew up in Hamilton and graduated in 2003 from Glasgow Caledonian University. She began her recruitment career in 2004 as a trainee for Hudson in Glasgow, where she remained until co-founding the BWSR recruitment agency in 2008.

She transferred from BWSR to the main Brightwork business in 2016, where she led the drinks team that supplies labour to Scotland’s three largest bottling operations. She achieved significant growth in a short space of time in the size, turnover and profitability of that team, which supplies up to 1,500 temporary workers at peak times.

Ms Burnside said: “Innovations such as the IDVT technology recently trialled by Brightwork on behalf of Staffline are putting us on the cutting edge of advances in the recruitment sector. This new structure within our own operations will also pave the way for further growth across our existing client base, as well as in areas such as white-collar posts.”

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