Due to continued growth and success, we have moved into new premises in the centre of Otley, Leeds. Woohoo!
Our ever expanding company is now celebrating its 5th year of business, delivering an award winning service to both clients and candidates. This continued success has recently attracted a range of prestigious clients.
Blue Octopus, started by brothers Chris & Liam Coleman, is now a well-known market leader in the recruitment industry but not many people know that the unforgettable name ‘Blue Octopus’ came about by accident, as Liam recalls; “I was speaking with Chris and accidentally said – the world’s your octopus, (instead of oyster) and the name stuck. We both loved it and ended up going with it”.
This happy mistake has helped us establish a successful online recruitment service, delivering an honest online recruitment solution with a difference.
The opening ceremony for Octo House was held on Friday 23rd May and was attended by representatives of the company’s client base and officially opened by local MP Greg Mulholland.
Local MP Greg Mulholland had the honour of cutting the ribbon and prepared a speech to mark the occasion:
“I’m very thankful for the honour of opening your fantastic new office. Blue Octopus is a very well-known name in the area because of the success and expansion… and because of the ridiculous number of awards that they keep winning!” He further commented, “What you have done by bringing this beautiful building back into life shows how much you care about not only the business but about the town as well…it’s great to have you in Otley”.
He finished by saying, “…it’s thanks to companies like Blue Octopus that we are now seeing the economic recovery… particularly (with them) being in recruitment… that’s what we need”.
Our new home is an historical building in the Otley town and well known among the community, which is why we felt it important to give it a new lease of life while keeping its traditional look. The new head office accommodates over 30 staff with further room for expansion within the team.
“Moving into a landmark building like this has been fantastic for the business” said Chris Coleman, “It’s a very proud moment for me, my brother Liam and the business. I would also like to thank our suppliers and our staff”.
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