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Strangers on a train

Adam Brazier recently joined Urban Connect as a consultant specialising in Architecture. But this isn’t the usual ‘employer meets employee’ story. Instead of LinkedIn or Indeed, Founding Director of Urban Connect Andrew Kerr recruited Adam on the commuter train from Manchester to Crewe.

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Strangers on a train

Adam Brazier recently joined Urban Connect as a consultant specialising in Architecture. But this isn’t the usual ‘employer meets employee’ story. Instead of LinkedIn or Indeed, Founding Director of Urban Connect Andrew Kerr recruited Adam on the commuter train from Manchester to Crewe.

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The North West leads the UK's housing construction industry

The North West is leading the way in the UK’s housing construction industry, thanks to increasing property demand and ambitious government housing initiatives. At the end of 2018, the Office of National Statistics reported a rise in the construction industry across the UK, compared to the previous year’s output.

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Andrew Kerr: My first 90 days as CEO

It has been an overwhelming first three months for Urban Connect. From humble beginnings in a tiny office with nothing but a laptop, pen and phone, we are now in a shiny new office in Manchester's business district Spinningfields, we've hired experienced consultants and have already made a number of successful placements.

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What makes a good hire?

CEO and Founder Andrew Kerr shares Urban Connect's top tips for making sure a hire is successful.   Look for a cultural fit, rather than just a super biller. At Urban Connect, relationships are the core of our business.

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A look at Manchester's booming construction industry

It’s not hard to see why Manchester is the perfect location for Urban Connect. Manchester has played a crucial role in the UK’s economic growth since the industrial revolution. The city boasts a thriving business landscape, an estimated population growth of 15. 1% from 2016-2036, and impressive economic forecasts.

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We've launched!

Today we are delighted to announce that we’ve officially launched! As a specialist recruitment consultancy in Architecture, M&E, Structural & Civil Engineering, Project & Cost Management and Residential, our aim is to become a UK market leader and preferred recruitment partner; offering true multi-disciplinary project coverage from conception to completion.

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