Edinburgh-based Xpress Recruitment, specialists in hospitality, retail and sales recruitment, has appointed Willie Wood as Director of its new Executive Search and Selection Division.

The new service is specially designed to address the needs of the highly competitive senior executive recruitment market within the hospitality industry. It provides a tailored, strategic and planned approach for clients looking to make changes within their senior management. This includes in-depth consultancy on the positions being offered and discreet evaluation of the candidate marketplace on a strictly confidential basis.

The Executive Search and Selection Division also aims to attract the best candidates looking for jobs earning £50k or more by providing expert analysis of the hospitality recruitment landscape and inside information on potential roles at the top end of the market. Thorough knowledge of the roles offered by clients means Willie Wood can place candidates in ideally matched positions.

Paul Wilson, Director of Xpress Recruitment said of the new service: “Over the last two years we have noticed a change in how companies are looking to recruit due to the financial climate, especially in the top earning bracket.

“The response to the new service has been very positive so far with a number of existing clients looking to take advantage of Willie’s extensive expertise for a number of senior management roles. We are pleased to have such a well respected figure at the helm of this exciting new venture.”

Willie comments: “I am delighted to be joining Xpress. The company has built up a first class reputation within the industry for the service it provides. During these very testing, economic times it is crucial that senior managers have a reliable and credible organisation which they can count on to assist them with their recruitment requirements”.