Recruitment startup WeComm Group has moved from Rye to High Weald House on the Bexhill Enterprise Park to support its rapid growth and plans to “disrupt the industry”.
Long-standing recruitment consultant Terry Cannon started WeComm in September 2021 in the spare room of his Rye home. He had grown tired of his daily commute to London and saw a big opportunity to specialise in recruitment services to build digital teams for big e-commerce brands across the globe.
Terry was also determined to shake up the recruitment industry by fostering long-term industry relationships, rather than following the traditional, transactional approach to matching candidates to vacancies.
WeComm moved to its first premises in Rye and hired its first employees in January 2022. The company has continued to grow and now counts major brands amongst its clients, including Fraser Group – the UK’s largest fashion retailer – Victoria Beckham, Kurt Geiger, American Golf and Ralph Lauren.
The business has also expanded to become WeComm Group by launching WeTech as a second recruitment firm specialising in technology and data roles – with a third planned – as well as an events company and a community hub for celebrating the world of digital technology.
By spring this year, having grown to 12 employees and won the StartUp Awards’ Recruitment Startup of the Year accolade, Terry decided the business needed new, larger premises to realise its ambitious expansion plans. WeComm Group has now taken an office on the first floor of High Weald House with sweeping views across the surrounding countryside.
Terry said: “I looked at many properties around the Rye, Hastings and Bexhill area and was extremely specific about what I wanted – offices that were modern, fresh and exciting. When I first walked into High Weald House, I immediately knew this was where we needed to be.
“Our new offices give us excellent room for growth. We have space for another 10 employees, which we plan to hire over the next three years, and there are larger offices in the building if needed.
“More than that, our new offices will allow us to think bigger. We’re incredibly proud of them and the way we’ve branded them to fit our business.
“Our move is a great platform for our ambition to build one of the most exciting and successful businesses in the area.”
Terry also says that the growing entrepreneurial community in High Weald House validated his initial impressions of the suitability of the building. He has already built useful business connections within the building – appointing co-occupier Factory Internet, for example, to get the new office connected.