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Bell to tackle the top end

Perth-based recruiter Bell Personnel has moved into the Northern Territory recruitment market with the purchase of a stake in Darwin recruitment and training consultancy Raelene Overall Consultants.

Bell managing director David Anderson said a move into the Territory had been on Bell’s agenda for some time but a company that met its criteria was only recently found.

“We wanted to joint venture with a business that was not only well established in the Territory but also had a ‘Bell-like’ service culture,” he said.

“We identified the ROC business late last year and we quickly realised it was the only remaining recruitment agency in Darwin not owned or controlled from over east or overseas.”

Mr Bell said it would be a benefit because there would be none of the “remote control” downside many consultancies had to endure.

The new business, to be named ROC Personnel, will continue to involve founders Raelene and Bob Overall as consultants and advisors.

Jane Cook, previously administration manager of ROC has been appointed manager of ROC Personnel with Meagan Reed as recruitment coordinator.

The business is also moving to larger, newly fitted-out offices in Lindsay Street, Darwin, which Mr Anderson said was “a strong vote of confidence in the Darwin market.”

Bell has established itself as a major player in Perth’s recruitment market with a significant slice of the business and office support staffing market in both temporary and permanent placements.

“The combination of ROC’s established presence in Darwin, Bell’s proven marketing and operating procedures and the extremely positive outlook for the Territory should prove to be a winner for ROC Personnel and Darwin,” Mr Anderson said.

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