Headline Sponsors

Progress to Excellence Group, whose headquarters are at Pacific Road Business Hub, is a leading training provider of the highest quality, specialising in Apprenticeships, Advanced Learner Loans and Alternative Schools Education services nationally. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the group has developed a reputation as a trusted partner of choice to upskill and train employees throughout the UK. Sandra Kirkham, Managing Director of Progress to Excellence Group, said: "We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to be Headline Sponsor for Wirral Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017. The decision to become a sponsor was easy and based on the principle that Wirral Chamber and Progress to Excellence Group jointly recognise the importance of applauding individuals and businesses that continue to impact on our long-term regional economic success".


Russell Taylor Group operates nationally, with its headquarters in Bromborough, Wirral, and across the UK from its strategically located branches and onsite operations. The Group continues to have ambitious growth plans, having already established a sister recruitment business in 2011, and recent significant acquisitions. It has established credentials in ever increasingly diverse sectors and skills, covering in engineering, construction, manufacturing and logistics. It has loyal and dedicated professionals providing a full recruitment service, covering search, technical contractor resourcing, onsite supply chain and interim management. Based on data for the first quarter of this year, the company reports it is well on track for a turnover figure of more than 150m, with turnover for the core Russell Taylor operation double that of 2016 and 20 times greater than when it moved into Riverside Park seven years ago. During this period, the number of full-time staff in the Group has increased from less than 20 to over 200 and are currently servicing more than 800 clients in the UK. This growth in business means that the Group is now payrolling around 10,000 temporary workers on a weekly basis across its sectors along with a record number of permanent placements within the company's continually expanding client base.