It’s been well-documented there’s something of a black hole in the healthcare sector, with tens of thousands of vacancies experienced in the NHS” alone. And sensing opportunity, one budding businessman decided to enter the marketplace.
Leaving his IT career behind him, Marshal Konzvo joined Match Options, the healthcare recruitment franchise, as a franchisee. His Match Options Cambridge office is one of the four company franchisees that sit alongside seven corporate branches and it managed to reach a considerable £1m turnover after just 13 months of operation.
The agency is known for providing qualified staff on a temporary and permanent basis. It finds posts for doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants at traditional facilities with a high demand for professionals such as surgeries and hospitals, as well as schools and prisons.”
Commenting on the health sector, Michael Celestine, operations director of Match Options, said: “There is an acute shortage of qualified health staff across the board in the UK, so organisations need help finding quality staff. The care sector is also one of the fastest growing markets in the UK, and this trend can only continue. There will be an extra five million people over 65 in the next 20 years.”
Amidst the NHS strain, Match Options has found a fruitful niche likely to keep its work in demand for years to come. The company’s ambition is to give a helping hand in the NHS crisis as it focuses on encouraging “experience over education”.
It must be said it’s a very positive move that franchisors such as Match Options are dedicated to addressing crucial healthcare issues and supporting institutions that are greatly in need. Simply looking at the success the Cambridge office has had in a year highlights the demand for the service Match Options is providing.”