Euro Garages is based in Blackburn and was founded in 2001 by brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa with the acquisition of a single petrol filling station in Bury, Greater Manchester. Since then, Euro Garages has established itself as one of Europe’s leading petrol forecourt and convenience retailers and has forged high-profile relationships with nationally and globally recognised retail and convenience brands.
Axon Moore began working with Euro Garages in 2011 when they appointed their first accountant. Since then, Euro Garages has grown quickly from a humble SME to one of the largest competitive businesses in the north of the UK. Axon Moore has been proud to be part of this journey each step of the way through the restructures and developments which have been necessary to facilitate their continued expansion.
Euro Garages are an organisation that epitomises excellence and professionalism; they carefully hand pick each employee within finance to ensure they meet a high standard and can demonstrate calibre, personality and potential. There have been additional prerequisites in specific pieces of recruitment including the need for language skills, systems and niche industry experience. However due to their geographic location on the edge of Lancashire, the size of the talent pool available to select candidates from has been relatively small compared to neighbouring cities such as Manchester.
Having a long term working relationship with Euro Garages has helped us to market their business effectively and accurately; Euro Garages offer excellent opportunities to their employees, and we are able to demonstrate this to prospective candidates by referring to our previous placements who have been successful in the business. The testimonials, recommendations and referrals from our candidates in Euro Garages have also helped to generate a continuous pipe- line of interest from potential candidates who want to explore Euro Garages as a career option. Understanding the correct way to market Euro Garages has been key to our our success in securing candidates; this isn’t to be underestimated with some candidates opting to commute from different regions or even relocate for an opportunity with the business.
Axon Moore is now the preferred supplier for Euro Garages and continues to make appointments at all levels within finance. This is a good example of how Axon Moore can partner with a business to represent, market and elevate their brand amongst candidates as well as providing solutions to their recruitment needs.
“Axon Moore’s team have recruited a number of key finance positions during the continued expansion of the EG Group. The team invest a significant amount of time developing their understanding of the business and its culture, allowing them to convey to candidates its strategic aims and goals, as well as identifying the specific talent we require. This allows them to have a targeted selection process with only the most suitable candidates being delivered to us and ensuring an efficient interview process. Communication throughout the process is excellent and the team’s professional approach to recruitment helps cement strong working relationships.”
Jonathan Coates – UK Financial Controller