VDC Trading has launched a significant recruitment drive and expects to hire at least five new employees between now and Christmas, in addition to the two appointments it has already made in September 2021.
The new roles will include customer service and production executives. This drive comes as the business has seen its sales rise to almost pre-COVID-19 levels over the summer.
After a record year in 2019 – both at domestically and overseas – the 2020/21 COVID-19 pandemic led to significant challenges for VDC, on top of the uncertainty already caused by Brexit and the general election. The business has to make a number of employees redundant and make use of the government’s furlough scheme for the majority of the remaining staff.
Thankfully confidence started to return across the entertainment industry in Q2 2021. Increasing number of enquiries were coming in to VDC from the beginning of spring this year and continued into the summer. This meant that the first half of the year finished on target. The pipeline looks strong and VDC foresees that this will continue well into the winter months, a positive outcome compared to 12 months ago.
VDC Trading CEO, Niall Holden said: “As with all companies serving the entertainment sector, it was a very tricky time for us. But as an industry, we all pulled together and helped each other out. Unfortunately, during to the cataclysmic effect of the pandemic, we had to consider the efficiencies of the business and sadly reduce our headcount. Now that things are getting back to normal and we are seeing high numbers of orders come through our doors, we are in the process of recruiting. We have already re-employed a number of people that we lost during that time and are now looking for additional talent. VDC is emerging stronger than ever and we are anticipating that 2022 will be a very busy year with an almost normal festival season taking place. The only way is up and the future is tentatively looking bright!”