AN ambitious technology company in East Lancs has swelled its ranks by working closely with its recruitment partner.

Another four new starters have been unveiled by Burnley-based Holker IT with the help of Chorley's GK Recruitment.

And management at the Phoenix Way firm have been quick to laud the recruitment specialist for going above and beyond in the hunt for new talent.

Jan Cook, Holker's operations director, said: "Sourcing talented technicians is imperative, but it can also be time-consuming and unproductive and the help we have received from GK Recruitment has been a godsend.

"We are growing quickly and our clients expect the very best in service levels, particularly through our renowned helpdesk.

"We need people who fit the profile of our business and GK Recruitment’s specialism in IT recruitment has now paid off several times over.

"They understand what we are about and what we are striving to achieve going forward because they listen, understand and manage the brief."

Earlan Kirwan, a senior recruiter for GK, spent a day working on their helpdesk so he could better understand the challenges staff face and the skills required.

Gary Keay, GK's managing director, added: "This probably counts as our biggest success to date.The speed in which the IT industry moves these days is mind-blowing and progressive companies are always looking to find highly-skilled staff. Holker IT is one such company with a sound reputation and a desire to keep on growing."