Staffline acquires Passionate About People

Staffline has hit the acquisition trail once again with the purchase of Passionate About People.

Barely two months on from the announcement of the recruitment and training group’s acquisition of Grafton Recruitment, this morning Staffline announced it had bought the entire issued share capital of Passionate About People for an undisclosed sum, and funded from existing resources.

Passionate About People, established two decades ago, is made up of two companies: Omega Resource Group Ltd, a provider of blue-collar, flexible, staffing solutions to the aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, logistics and manufacturing sectors; and Datum RPO Ltd, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing solutions to blue-chip clients.

Staffline said the acquisition is consistent with its strategy of accelerating the growth of its recruitment division through select, complementary acquisitions that bring strategic benefits to the group. The deal will broaden its UK footprint, particularly in South-West England, with branches in Swindon and Gloucester, Staffline added.

Commenting on the deal, Staffline CEO Chris Pullen said Passionate About People was a “highly complementary” fit to its existing recruitment activities, would broaden sector coverage and its UK footprint, and enable the group to offer clients new services through Datum and Omega. 

“The acquisition gives us access to new sectors in aerospace, energy and construction, as well as increasing our marketshare in manufacturing, whilst further strengthening our market leading position in the automotive and logistics sectors.

“The acquisition supports [blue-collar recruitment division] Staffline Recruitment’s vision to be the trusted market leader, providing a single destination for blue-collar workers and employers to connect across the UK. I look forward to welcoming the Passionate About People team to the group.”

• Comment below on this story. You can also tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend. Our editorial email is [email protected]

SSE helps recruit STEM returners restart careers

Low carbon energy firm SSE has launched a new pilot jobs programme to help recruit people into the industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the company has announced.

1 September 2020

Nano Search & Selection expands into the UK market

A Merseyside recruiter that has been operating exclusively in the US energy storage recruitment market is celebrating its first year of business by expanding into the UK market.

New to Market 7 August 2020

ANALYSIS: International contractor recruitment – where’s hot and where’s not?

Covid-19’s impact on the world of international contractor recruitment has certainly been extensive, with travel restrictions causing many projects to be put on hold throughout the last few months.

5 August 2020

Jobs still being created despite recent gloom

Off the back of dismal job news in recent days and weeks, good job news is surfacing in the construction, energy and hospitality sectors with announcements from both government and the private sector.

4 August 2020
Top