Trust Tech eyes controlling stake in gap personnel group

Japanese-listed staffing company Trust Tech has announced plans to acquire a controlling 75% stake in gap personnel group.

The UK blue-collar recruiter, which was founded by Gary Dewhurst (pictured), owns and operates a portfolio of companies that provide temporary and permanent staffing and training solutions across the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), warehouse & logistics and manufacturing sectors from 45 locations across the UK, employing 240 staff and covering more than two million shifts for more than 1,500 companies each year.
The group’s existing management team, led by group managing director and shareholder Mark Roberts, will remain with the business, working closely with Trust Tech to further expand the group across the UK and Europe.

As part of the investment, Trust Tech revealed it will provide “significant” growth capital to enable the group to grow further, both organically and through an enhanced acquisition programme.

Advising on the acquisition, on behalf of gap personnel group, is Carl Swansbury, partner at Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance, supported by Alex Simpson. Tax advice is being provided by Ryecroft Glenton’s Simon Hopwood and Charlie Burton. Legal advice is being provided by Simon Herbert from Bevan Rose Solicitors.

Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed.

Smart software helps Staff Heroes deliver Deliveroo partner restaurants staff on a plate

Low cost airline-type booking software that adjusts pay rates in response to supply and demand will help Deliveroo’s 12,000 UK partner restaurants fill their peak-time shifts and meet their last minute demand for staff.

26 April 2018

Ceballos acquires Charterhouse Recruitment Services

Emma Ceballos has acquired Yorkshire-based Charterhouse Recruitment Services from owner Donna Green, with the aim of extending operations into additional UK regions.

Contracts 25 April 2018

Two arrests at hand car wash in Durham following joint GLAA and police raid

Two men were arrested at a hand car wash following a modern slavery raid in Durham yesterday.

Legislation 19 April 2018

Demand for local Saudi talent on the increase, says Hays

Hays is reporting increased demand for its services to source local talent in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom makes progress with its Saudi Vision 2030 programme.

18 April 2018