Starting a business at any time involves challenges and risk, so starting one in the Construction sector at the beginning of a major recession would seem to be a less than sensible option. However, in 2008 Zinzan combined his extensive sporting career with Pete’s 20 plus years of residential construction experience in New Zealand and the UK to establish Number 8 Construction Services Ltd. Trading commenced in London in early 2009 in the grip of the recession, however by applying the extensive experience from both these worlds the business grew steadily despite the tough conditions.
Over the years there have been significant contributors involved with the business, all of whom have brought experience, fresh ideas and energy. The early years in the UK were entirely focused on establishing the brand as a relationship focused supplier to the construction temp labour market with a real focus on the London Demolition and Civil construction sectors. Now an established name in London and the UK, Number 8 Resourcing has expanded significantly outside construction to resource in a wide range of Publ;ic Sector frameworks including Ministries of Defence, Justice and Health as well as the UK Nuclear and Rail sectors.
Following the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch Number 8 Group (NZ) Ltd was established as a vehicle to relocate both trade and professional workers from the UK to assist with the rebuild. This function still operates however the NZ operation now includes a comprehensive NZ based recruitment service to the local construction sector – Number 8 Recruiting (NZ) Ltd. Based in Auckland on the back of the significant demand in that region, we also recognise the regional requirements throughout the country.
Number 8 Recruiting has plenty of ambition and will continue to grow at a pace that does not jeopardise established relationships or take our eyes off providing a consistently high level of service to both clients and candidates.