Aspen are delighted that Jobs & Business Glasgow (JBG) have now appointed several non-executives and committee members after a successful recruitment campaign in partnership with Aspen People. JBG is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status and head office in Glasgow City Centre. They were established in 2011 as one of Glasgow City Council’s ALEOs to deliver economic development activity on behalf of the city. JBG offers  vital economic development services by increasing the competitiveness of city residents within the labour market and increasing the number of business start-ups and social enterprises, helping to improve their resilience in order to create more jobs.

They currently employ over 500 people with a revenue budget of c. £27 million and offer a range of services from community based venues, located throughout Glasgow, delivering wide ranging contracts and projects on behalf of several publicly funded organisations. It has been determined that JBG makes an economic development contribution to the city based on increasing Glasgow’s competitiveness (defined by Glasgow’s residents in the jobs market being equipped with skills valued by employers). They also work proactively with small businesses to increase the number of start ups and help improve their resilience in order to create more jobs.

JBG were looking for diverse individuals who could really add value to the work that they do and help increase their economic and social impact. Vitally, candidates had to be passionate about Glasgow and making a difference to peoples’ lives. Aspen Director, Donogh O’Brien led the recruitment campaign and said of the search process:

‘It is very rewarding to play a small part in the social economic development in this ambitious city that continues to deliver world class events and cultural resilience. Aspen specialise in delivering people at leadership level in business, JBG specialise in delivering real people who deliver real value in all areas of society in Glasgow.’

Aspen would like to wish both JBG and all the successful candidates the best of luck for 2015 and look forward to staying in touch with one of Glasgow’s leading economic development charities.

'We are delighted with how this assignment was handled by Aspen and as a result have succeeded in appointing two high quality candidates to our main board and one candidate as an advisor to our HR committee' - Bailie Jonathan Findlay

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