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18 November 2019 - 10:06, by , in Jigsaw People, Comments off
At Jigsaw People, we have a dedicated team connecting businesses all over the globe with the right interim professionals to assist with a specific project or offer assistance in a critical period. Hiring interims is often a preferred recruitment method for many of our clients. It comes with numerous advantages, including saving on time, money...
17 October 2019 - 9:25, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, Jigsaw Supply Chain, Comments off
No Deal Brexit “Many companies are ill-prepared for a no-deal Brexit”. This is especially worrying in the current climate, as many manufacturing businesses are unsure of the effects a no deal Brexit may have. Here at Jigsaw Business Group, we know our stuff! Offering services to strengthen supply chains, to ensure continual operations prior to,...
mental-health-awareness
10 October 2019 - 9:10, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Today, Thursday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day, with the aim of raising awareness and support for mental health issues worldwide. The theme this year is suicide and suicide prevention. Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people aged 20-34 years in the UK, with recent statistics showing that only 27% of...
27 September 2019 - 12:49, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, News, Comments off
Jigsaw Business Group are delighted to have reached 5000 followers on LinkedIn. Many thanks to those who like, comment and share our content; we appreciate your support and enjoy engaging with each one of you! We view LinkedIn as large asset to our operations, as it has provided us with many valuable contacts; some of...
25 September 2019 - 8:59, by , in Jigsaw People, News, Comments off
The UK’s employment rate reached the highest it has been in nearly 40 years. Reporting that 76.1% of the population of the UK is in a form of employment, with the unemployment rate sitting at 3.8%. An ONS report shows that the number of those out of work in the UK has fell by 33,000,...
20 September 2019 - 9:24, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, News, Comments off
Earlier this year, Jigsaw Business Group welcomed A-level student, Jerin, to conduct her workplace experience week. This continued the effort Jigsaw has made to invest in the careers of young people passionate about STEM subjects, offering the opportunity to explore potential career paths. Jerin spoke on being grateful for the experience she gathered throughout the...
4 September 2019 - 9:15, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, News, Comments off
Jigsaw Business Group are proud to support Cambridge University’s entry into the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Cambridge’s entry, ‘Helia’, will be competing in this year’s competition; taking place over 13th-20th September. Primarily a design competition, the challenge consists of several scrutinous inspections and concludes with an on-road component lasting 7 days, conducted on public...
28 August 2019 - 10:37, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, News, Comments off
Jigsaw Business Group are excited to be attending the Limerick Institution of Technology’s Careers Fair 2019; taking place between 11:00 – 14:00 on Tuesday, 8th October 2019 on LIT’s Moylish Campus. We encourage aspiring STEM engineers to attend the event and discuss future career prospects. Jigsaw Business Group are looking to provide the best STEM...
22 August 2019 - 9:39, by , in Jigsaw Business Improvement, Comments off
Maintaining a positive relationship with your customer base is becoming an increasingly important factor to building a successful business. This can be achieved through providing a quality service to your customers. The importance of this action is noted when considering that a happy customer is often a loyal customer. Therefore, it is important to acknowledge...
2 August 2019 - 8:54, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, Comments off
“Good luck!”. “You will do great!”. “You’re going to smash it!”. All messages of support I received prior to my first day on my marketing assistant placement at Jigsaw Business Group. It is an unfamiliar feeling working within an office environment. Having become accustomed to the processes of studying for a BA (Hons) degree in...
1 August 2019 - 12:36, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, Comments off
It’s live! At Jigsaw, we find it hard to sum up what we do in just a few words, so we decided to put it into a video instead.  
25 July 2019 - 14:49, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, Comments off
Now that my year in industry is coming to an end, it’s the perfect time to reveal all on my placement with Jigsaw Business Group. I have been with Jigsaw for almost a year now after opting to do a 4-year sandwich degree in Marketing Management at Northumbria University. My role consists of executing the...
28 June 2019 - 16:07, by , in Jigsaw People, Comments off
Social media can be a really useful tool in helping find a job; the majority of employers and recruitment agencies use social media to help source candidates and it’s also a great way to search for potential positions. LinkedIn At Jigsaw, we often use LinkedIn to search for potential candidates and contact them directly. It...
3 June 2019 - 10:36, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
The Government recently published the final report of its Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act, aimed at strengthening and enhancing existing legislation, in terms of supply chain transparency. It is estimated 40% of eligible companies are not complying with the legislation at all, with 24.9 million people in forced labour across the world. One...
shocking supply chain statistics
22 May 2019 - 10:26, by , in Jigsaw Supply Chain, Comments off
Top 10 Shocking Supply Chain Statistics Getting it wrong: Over 1/3 of firms don’t know how their suppliers are performing. Lack of time and software, understaffing, people forgetting, and not feeling the need to do so were the main reasons for not evaluating suppliers. (CIPS)                    ...
26 April 2019 - 15:24, by , in Jigsaw Supply Chain, Comments off
Enter your details below to download a FULL COPY of Jigsaw’s Top  Supply Chain Mistakes infographic 
top cv mistakes
25 April 2019 - 13:49, by , in Jigsaw People, Comments off
When a potential employer opens a CV, the first thing they are looking to do, is reject the application. An employer has one vacancy and hundreds of advert responses to screen. It’s easier to reject a candidate than to progress someone to the hiring team. As a potential candidate, there are 8 CV mistakes that...
11 April 2019 - 13:52, by , in Industry News, Jigsaw Business Improvement, Comments off
Projects are responsible for achieving planned objectives and are usually deemed successful once they have achieved these, within an agreed timescale and budget. Project management differs from just ‘management’ as it has a final deliverable and a finite timespan, unlike management (an ongoing process). Excellent project management is essential for the success of any business,...
1 April 2019 - 15:13, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
The North East is famed for its automotive manufacturing, being home to major OEM’s, such as Nissan and Cummins, who are responsible for producing over 508,000 vehicles altogether. The Nissan plant in Sunderland is one of the top ten most productive car plants in the world. The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is “an industry-led...
22 March 2019 - 13:44, by , in News, Comments off
            Jigsaw Business Group are extremely pleased to advise that we have passed the UK National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials Audit meaning our operating systems have been independently tested and are confirmed to be Cyber Essentials compliant. Almost half of UK businesses suffered a cyber-attack or security breach in...
8 March 2019 - 16:16, by , in News, Comments off
cw technologies and jigsaw collaborate
25 February 2019 - 9:50, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Following recent collaborations with CW Applied Technology, Ireland, Jigsaw Business Group, UK, have expanded into Ireland with the opening of their new Jigsaw BITS (Business Improvement & Technical Services) office in Shannon, Co. Clare. As a global provider of skilled staff and consultancy services, Jigsaw Business Group plans to bring a wave of employment opportunities...
little miss inventor
30 January 2019 - 12:00, by , in News, Comments off
Mr. Men, a series of children’s books by Roger Hargreaves, currently has over 85 Mr Men and Little Miss characters including Mr Greedy, Mr Bump and Little Miss Chatterbox. Little Miss Inventor, the newest addition to the line-up, is a female engineer and the 36th Little Miss character. She invents the most extraordinary inventions for...
automotive recruitment
14 December 2018 - 12:00, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, Comments off
Here’s our version of the 12 Days of Christmas showing everything we’ve given in 2018. On the first day of Christmas, Jigsaw gave to me… expertise in the industry.                     On the second day of Christmas, Jigsaw gave to me… £2 donations for Save the Children...
jigsaw business group expands into derbyshire
2 November 2018 - 16:09, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Following their most recent contract win with Bombardier Transportation, Tim McGarrity, Senior Project Manager for Jigsaw Business Group welcomes Gary Haywood, Supplier Performance Manager at Bombardier Transportation to the opening of Jigsaw Business Group’s new office in Derby. Situated opposite the Bombardier Rail Facility, the Jigsaw Business Group office becomes home to its team of...
22 October 2018 - 16:16, by , in Industry News, Jigsaw People, No comments
As a business, hiring someone to work for you is an extremely time consuming process, uses a lot of resources and can be very expensive. Often, it doesn’t work out; the employee may not be the right fit and the cost implications can be huge for an employer. An incorrect hire can cost a business...
21 September 2018 - 16:52, by , in Industry News, Jigsaw Business Group, 1 comment
How Is AI Affecting Your Journey?    There’s no doubt about it that the automotive industry has advanced enormously over the years and cars are becoming increasingly intelligent each day, with the ability to perform most actions that a driver can. Artificial Intelligence means that cars themselves will be able to inform you when there’s...
14 September 2018 - 11:09, by , in Jigsaw People, No comments
Hiring the wrong person can be catastrophic for a company. It costs time and money, and can demotivate the rest of the workforce, so it is essential that the right candidate is hired first time around. Jigsaw People are exceptional at finding the perfect candidate for a position, and the best fit for your company. Contact...
10 September 2018 - 14:13, by , in News, No comments
Last week, The Guardian reported that the UK manufacturing industry has hit its lowest growth level since July 2016, shortly after 52% of Brits voted to leave the European Union. The BREXIT deadline is fast approaching, and the uncertainty created by it is colossal. The devaluation of the pound should have theoretically led to the...
21 August 2018 - 11:29, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
After the success of 2018 so far, Jigsaw Business Group are continuing to expand with two new additions to the UK team. Jigsaw are a global consultancy service supporting organisations with their supply chain, process improvements, project management and recruitment increasing productivity and profitability. Cristina Pastor joined Jigsaw back in 2012 as an Administrator and...
6 August 2018 - 16:41, by , in News, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group are happy to announce that they have been awarded the latest edition of the ISO 9001 certification as a result of consistently operating a quality management system through continual improvement. At Jigsaw Business Group, we are always striving to improve quality and efficiency throughout the entire organisation, with the ISO 9001:2015 certification...
16 January 2018 - 14:34, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Following recent success within the Rail Industry, supporting suppliers through the launch and ramp up of all new UK’s rolling stock program, Jigsaw Business Group have now obtained verified Supplier Status on RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) run by Achilles. Jigsaw Business Group, are skilled in all aspects of Rail Industry Manufacturing, Supply Chain,...
15 February 2017 - 11:30, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
CIPS exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management. CIPS assists individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole. As a Diploma Member of CIPS, Jigsaw Supply Chain Services helps organisation improve the performance of their procurement and supply chain...
11 January 2017 - 10:38, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group celebrates the start of 2017 in style by joining Design Network North. Design always plays a major part in our projects throughout the North East and Globally. With the ‘award winning’ experience that Jigsaw Business Group have in bringing ideas and concepts through to market, joining Design Network North became the obvious...
5 December 2016 - 14:09, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Thanks for coming to our stand at the North East Expo and entering our competition to win a bottle of Champagne. The draw has now been made and the lucky winner has been picked. The lucky winner is: Alec MacIntyre Encore Packaging Solutions
9 November 2016 - 15:45, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group is preparing for the upcoming North East Expo, taking place at Newcastle Falcons next week, Wednesday 16th of November 2016. http://northeastexpo.co.uk/ We will be serving FREE fresh coffee on our stand so please come and say “Hello”. We are on Stand GS24. We will have experts on hand to help you improve your Processes, Supply Chain,...
8 November 2016 - 10:57, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
We all do it, If your business or team is struggling to deliver and you think you need additional support to get over your current work load or deliver that extra task, but are worried about the lack of time you have and the effort that is required to bring in any “help” in order...
1 November 2016 - 11:25, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Our sister company Ecusol are celebrating becoming a Carbon Trust accredited supplier in recognition of our track record for designing and delivering high quality energy efficient and energy generating projects. They have been supporting companies to significantly improve their green credentials, reduce costs and lower their energy consumption since 2010. Now as an accredited supplier...
17 October 2016 - 16:27, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Don’t miss your chance to come along and meet the Jigsaw team at The North East Expo. It will be held on Wednesday 16th of November at Falcons Stadium, Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. The Jigsaw Group will be showcasing all 4 of their service offerings: Jigsaw People, a global recruitment consultancy service dealing with permanent...
3 October 2016 - 14:30, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Thanks for coming to our stand at the North East Automotive Alliance and entering our competition to win a bottle of Champagne. The draw has now been made and the lucky winner has been picked. The lucky winner is: Kris Yorke Tyneport Group Coatings
20 September 2016 - 9:27, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group expand their network by joining the North East BIC’s Innovation Programme as a supplier. Following recent awards within the innovation/new product sectors, the team at Jigsaw Business Group are looking to support more businesses in the North East. Darren Comben, group business development executive at Jigsaw Business Group, said: “There are so...
14 September 2016 - 10:48, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group is preparing for the upcoming North East Automotive Exhibition, taking place at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland next week, Thursday 22nd of September 2016. https://www.northeastautomotivealliance.com/neaa-membership-services/events/north-east-automotive-expo-2016 We will be serving FREE fresh coffee on our stand so please come and say “Hello”. We are on Stand 36. We will have experts on hand to help you improve...
28 June 2016 - 14:59, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, 1 comment
Following our successful exhibition at Team Valley this month, Jigsaw Business Group are pleased to announced the winner of our prize draw. A bottle of champagne will be winging it’s way to Lisa Hunter from UK Land Estates. Thank you to all that entered and once again, CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa.   Jigsaw Business Group – Solutions that...
1 June 2016 - 13:21, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Don’t miss your chance to come along and meet the Jigsaw team at The Newcastle Business Exhibition. It will be held on Wednesday 15th of June at St James Park FC, Newcastle. The Jigsaw Group will be showcasing all 4 of their service offerings: Jigsaw People, a global recruitment consultancy service dealing with permanent and...
3 May 2016 - 15:07, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Thanks for coming to our stand at the North East Expo and entering our competition to win 2 bottle of wine. The draw has now been made and the lucky winner has been picked. The lucky winner is: Matthew Stiller Stiller Warehousing & Distribution Ltd    
29 April 2016 - 11:45, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Thanks for the time you gave our team on the stand last Wednesday at the North East Expo at Newcastle Falcons. We hope you had a great time. Many of you took the opportunity to post your business card in our mailing box for entry into our prize draw. The lucky winner of the two bottles of...
26 April 2016 - 11:51, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Come and visit our Stand GS24  tomorrow Wednesday 27th April – North East Expo –  Spring 2016 at the Falcons, Newcastle upon Tyne. Can’t wait to see you there… For more information about the show: http://northeastexpo.co.uk/
13 April 2016 - 14:09, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Don’t miss your chance to come along and meet the Jigsaw team at NE Expo. It will be held on Wednesday 27th of April at the Newcastle Falcons, NE13 8AF. The Jigsaw Group will be showcasing all 4 of their service offerings: Jigsaw People, a global recruitment consultancy service dealing with permanent and interim placements;...
4 March 2016 - 14:39, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group helps Applied Component Technology Ltd develop New product that delivers major weight savings and high security for airlines Jigsaw and ACT were National Winners of the Smart Product Award at the EEF National Manufacturing Awards 2016 ACT wanted to develop a new product to transform their company after a period of declining...
26 February 2016 - 12:25, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group have been selected to accompany Team Humber Marine Alliance and UKTI on a Northern Powerhouse/Offshore Wind Trade Mission to the US. Darren Comben, Business Development Executive for the group will be demonstrating our experience, knowledge and skills in this sector to some of the major companies associated with the US Offshore Wind...
26 February 2016 - 10:12, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw would like to congratulate Kate Patterson, team member, who reached an important goal by hard work, drive and determination. She has been awarded a certification in OCR Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. We know that Kate has put in a great deal of work and effort to get to this point and we want...
4 February 2016 - 16:32, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Yaniv Oren, Director of Jigsaw Business Group, collects the ‘Smart Product’ top prize award we won for our work with Applied Component Technology (ACT). Judges’ comments: “The judges felt this entry considered all aspects of its product; from weight, to efficiency, to security, to using bio resin smart materials. The judges were impressed this was...
28 January 2016 - 13:05, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Following our success at the EEF regional awards last November, where we achieved three top prizes, we are delighted to announce that at last night’s EEF National Awards in London, we were winners of the Smart Product Award for our work with Applied Component Technology (ACT). Jigsaw was asked to support ACT with the development of...
11 December 2015 - 9:08, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group is pleased to announce that we have become members of the NDI. NDI is a leading supply chain sourcing and development service representing the interests of businesses in the defence, aerospace, space and security sectors. NDI membership is recognised by prime contractors to represent quality supplier capability. This membership will help us to...
8 December 2015 - 14:26, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Daniel Keenan went today to deliver the prize draw from the North East Expo where Jigsaw was exhibiting. Congratulations Steven Weddell for winning the tickets to Beamish Museum. We hope you enjoy the prize.
7 December 2015 - 12:30, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
We regard ISO certification as an integral part of our approach to maintaining and improving our overall quality and delivery standards. The Jigsaw Business Group has recently had an ISO external audit and achieved excellent results with no non-conformances, which endorses our continuous focus on the quality of our services. ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation)...
2 December 2015 - 11:09, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Thanks for coming to our stand at the North East Expo and entering our competition to win 2 tickets to Beamish Museum. The draw has now been made and the lucky winner has been picked. The lucky winner is: Steven Weddell Armagrip Industrial Supplies
26 November 2015 - 10:57, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
“We are proud to announce that our work with Applied Component Technology (ACT) has been rewarded by EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation with 3 future manufacturing awards. Jigsaw Business Group supplied an experienced cross functional NPD team to help ACT design, develop, produce and launch a revolutionary new product for the aviation sector. In recognising the significance...
24 November 2015 - 14:59, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, 2 comments
Thanks for the time you gave our team on the stand last week at the North East Expo at Newcastle Falcons. We hope you had a great time. Many of you took the opportunity to post your business card in our mailing box for entry into our prize draw. The lucky winner of 2Adult Tickets to Beamish Museum...
23 November 2015 - 11:23, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Daniel Keenan went to deliver the prize draw from Oktoberfest last Tuesday. Congratulations James Moore for winning the bottle of Champagne. We hope you enjoy the prize.
17 November 2015 - 10:11, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Following an unclaimed prize from our Oktoberfest event, we are pleased to announce the winner of our re-draw for a bottle of Champagne is: James Moore Husqvarna UK Ltd
16 November 2015 - 14:49, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Don’t miss your chance to come along and meet Jigsaw team at the North East EXPO – Autumn 2015. It will be held this Wednesday 18th of November at Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. The Jigsaw Group will be showcasing all 4 of their service offerings: Jigsaw People, a global recruitment consultancy service dealing with...
3 November 2015 - 14:17, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Thanks for coming to our stand at Oktoberfest and entering our competition to win a bottle of Champagne. The draw has now been made and the lucky winner has been picked. The lucky winner is still to be contacted.
27 October 2015 - 10:00, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Great news from Logistics & Supply Chain that up to 28,000 new jobs could be created in the UK automotive supply chain by 2020. Jigsaw Business Group’s Supply Chain and People specialists can help you meet the challenges of growth by providing the best practical solutions for process improvement and the best candidates to meet increased...
23 October 2015 - 15:32, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Thanks for the time you gave our team on the stand yesterday at the North East’s Premier Engineering and Manufacturing Show, The Xcel Centre. We hope you had a great time. Many of you took the opportunity to post your business card in our mailing box for entry into our prize draw. The lucky winner...
20 October 2015 - 14:56, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Don’t miss your chance to come along and meet the Jigsaw team at Durham Oktoberfest. It will be held this Thursday 22nd of October at The Xcel Centre, Aycliffe Business Park. The Jigsaw Group will be showcasing all 4 of their service offerings: Jigsaw People, a global recruitment consultancy service dealing with permanent and interim...
16 October 2015 - 14:29, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Daniel Keenan went to deliver the prize draw from the North East Automotive Expo yesterday. Congratulations to Dou Tsang for winning these pair of beat bikes. We hope you enjoy the prize.
13 October 2015 - 11:52, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) compliance test assesses an agency’s knowledge of the relevant industry legislation and the REC Code of Professional Practice (REC Code). The test is made up of a series of questions that cover key industry legislation and in particular the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 and...
8 October 2015 - 14:48, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Thanks for coming to our stand at the North East Automotive Expo and entering our competition to win a pair of folding electric bikes. The draw has now been made and the lucky winner has been picked. The lucky winner is: Dou Tsang Ford Aerospace Ltd
5 October 2015 - 15:51, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group is now a Business Friend of Beamish. We are proud to have become sponsors of Beamish, The Living Museum for the North. This attraction is one of the best in the UK and needs funding support to help it maintain it’s fantastic heritage. We are happy that our sponsorship can help this...
2 October 2015 - 16:12, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
Jigsaw Business Group has become proud sponsors of the The Tyne Theatre & Opera House. This small company is responsible for bringing a wide range of different shows to the stage in the North East, including their latest offering, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. We are happy to be able to help support their on-going...
28 September 2015 - 17:23, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, No comments
For those of you who attended the North East Automotive Expo last Thursday, we hope you had a great time. It was good to meet so many of you and thanks for the time you gave our team on the stand. Many of you took the opportunity to post your business card in our mailing...
24 September 2015 - 11:07, by , in Jigsaw People, No comments
At a recent conference I attended as part of the London International Shipping Week, the general view was that it is becoming more difficult to fill vital shore-based posts. This is due to an inadequate number of skilled and experienced seafarers entering the industry at cadet level. With this shortage in mind, I continue to...
23 September 2015 - 11:35, by , in News, No comments
These are exciting times at Jigsaw. We are giving a preview of our new branding at the North Eastern Automotive Expo on Thursday 23 September at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Come and see us on stand number 38 and, by introducing yourself to one of our team, you could have the chance of winning...