Founder and Managing Director of Keenan Healthcare, Aideen Duggan, set an ambitious company target

Keenan Healthcare is a multi-award-winning Recruitment & Employment Agency based in Belfast.
Proudly, a contracted Top Tier supplier of locum staff to all five NHS Trusts throughout Northern Ireland, Keenan Healthcare currently recruit for Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals, HR personnel, Finance teams, Specialist, Legal departments and Admin / Clerical staff.

Founder and Managing Director of Keenan Healthcare, Aideen Duggan, set an ambitious company target of £3m turnover for year end 2019. That target was smashed, gaining a 48% increase on year end 2018.

Aideen said: “With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we made a strategic decision to expand our business to other markets outside of the NHS. Having already gained 3 new and additional contracts with the NHS at the start of 2018 we were able to utilise that experience to widen our scope throughout Northern Ireland. This has led to a rebrand of the company which will be rolled out after Christmas. This expansion is a huge and exciting step for Keenan.”

Talking about the journey since inception, Aideen said: “To think when we first opened our doors in January 2013, I had a 5-month-old baby and 3-year-old toddler. I made my business development calls when I was feeding my son as I knew he would be quiet with a bottle in his mouth! His feeding times were my BD times! I worked from home for most of the first year, relying on family members and friends to look after our babies so I could drive around the country to meet and register candidates for work. I was so fortunate that my husband Mark, made the decision to leave his job and become a stay at home dad, when Keenan won the first set of NHS contracts. This allowed me to focus on building the company. Mark has since joined Keenan as our Business Administration Manager!

“Keenan Healthcare is an organically grown business. We have had an increase in turnover year on year since inception. It took a long time to build the team I have at Keenan today. Regrettably at times trust was broken, which was difficult for me to deal with. However, it has shaped me as a Manager and has helped me to focus on what and who is a right fit for the company. The skillset that our Consultants have individually brought to Keenan has created a unique work ethic and inclusive culture throughout the company, which I am extremely proud of.”
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