First Choice Staff appoints Colin Blusch to lead new division

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Colin Blusch and Chas Dowton of First Choice Staff

First Choice Staff, recruitment specialists to the Freight, Logistics & Distribution industries in the UK, is expanding its offering to Airport Services, Cargo and Ground Handling companies following the appointment of Colin Blusch as aviation business development manager.

Based at First Choice Staff’s head office close to Heathrow Airport, Colin brings over 20 years’ experience in the aviation and handling sectors, having previously held senior management roles with Plane Handling/dnata and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS).

He spent 18 years with dnata in the UK as both cargo business commercial manager and transport business manager and, prior to joining First Choice, the last five years with WFS, initially as terminal operations manager and, latterly, general manager at Heathrow.

Chas Dowton, director, of First Choice Staff, said: “With over 28 years of service to clients in the UK, we have regularly been asked to recruit Temporary and Permanent staff for Airport Services, Cargo and Ground Handling customers but given the size and potential of the sector, we know there is significant growth potential for us at UK airports.

The key has been to find someone to lead this division who understands what customers in these sectors really need, who speaks their language, and has the contacts to open doors for the full scope of recruitment services we provide. I am, therefore, delighted we have been able to secure Colin’s services. He is already well-known and respected by companies we are keen to work with and is a valuable addition to our growing team.”