Paul Merton joins Advance-TRS as Director of Operations

Paul Merton has joined specialist rail recruitment company advance-TRS as Operations Director, to work with close friend and former colleague Andy Ridout.

Paul has 12 years experience in mechanical, electrical and rail telecommunications recruitment.

He previously worked as a Business Consultant at Maple Resourcing Ltd and has worked for Resourcing Solutions and Marks and Spencer.

Says Paul, ‘It’s really inspiring to see what Advance has achieved in its first six months and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to continue building a professional and trusted recruitment consultancy. The chance to work with Andy is also what attracted me to Advance.

‘Anyone who has met Andy will know how passionate he is about recruitment and the rail industry.’

Says Andy Ridout, ‘Paul is a very welcome addition to the team. Aside from being a good friend, he brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge.

‘We share the belief that customers want to speak to real industry experts. That way, clients can be confident we understand their requirements and candidates can be assured we will find a role that’s right for them.’