Richard returns to engineering roots

Richard Hogg (second left) with the Jackson Hogg Team. Picture by Neil Denham.

Richard Hogg (second left) with the Jackson Hogg Team. Picture by Neil Denham.

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A recruitment specialist has returned to his engineering roots.

Jackson Hogg Recruitment has relocated from the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside to the Swans Centre for Innovation in Wallsend, home of the former Swan Hunter shipyard.

The Swans Centre for Innovation is part of a low-carbon enterprise zone located on the banks of the Tyne for companies providing support to the offshore sector.

Jackson Hogg managing director Richard Hogg started his career as a mechanical engineer before founding the company to recruit professionals and managers for the energy, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The move was prompted by the expansion of the Jackson Hogg team, which supports a number clients in the offshore energy and renewables markets.

Richard said: “This move puts us right at the heart of the north east offshore industry, as well as providing space for our growing team.

“Having trained and worked as an engineer myself it is nice to return to my roots.

“Our region has a proud engineering history and a bright future, and the redevelopment of the Swan Hunters offices into a business centre perfectly embodies both.”

Mark Robinson, director of Kier Property and Swans’ site development partner, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jackson Hogg Recruitment as the latest business to take up home in the Swans Centre For Innovation, and we wish them every success as they start out in their new base.”

“As an advanced manufacturing and technology hub in a prime location on the banks of the River Tyne, the Centre For Innovation provides an ideal space for businesses in the renewable, engineering and related industries and we look forward to welcoming more new arrivals in the near future.”