EMBS becomes a teenager

Established in a tiny attic back in 2003, Bondholder East Midlands Business Services Ltd (EMBS) now, 13 years later, employs a staff of 22 and boasts an impressive £3.5million turnover.

The firm works with some of the region's largest employers and many well-known web, digital and IT companies, together with advanced manufacturers in the rail and aerospace sectors.

Founded by Simon Bucknell, Ian Stevens and Jamie Elliss, EMBS provides a means of reducing recruitment costs and improving efficiency. Simon puts the company's success down to the strength, friendship and determination of the leadership team. He comments: "Ian, Jamie and I are all very different. We see things in very different ways and we've learned how to use this to our advantage."

Jamie Elliss said: "Becoming a teenager is a real milestone for us. I'd be lying if I said it had been easy. Trading in the worst economy in living memory has been challenging, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and we have certainly seen real growth in turnover since the end of the recession."

Ian Stevens said: "2016 has already been a record-breaking year for us, our results for Q1 have been particularly strong and we've signed up two large clients to recruitment outsourcing contracts, that will see our revenues grow significantly."

With a move planned later this year to a 4,000 sq ft office in Darley Abbey Mills, the team at EMBS will be looking to add to the seven hires already made in 2016.