This week’s contracts and deals include: Airswift, BlueSky PR, C&D Group, Johnson Underwood, Skipton Business Finance, Sterling EMEA, Woodrow Mercer

Airswift, a global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has secured a contract with transportation giant Alstom to manage recruitment of its contingent workforce across Australia.

The contract will see Airswift act as the exclusive technical recruiter for Alstom’s blue and white-collar contingent roles. The company’s scope of work includes resourcing, consolidation and management of the contingent workforce across a total of 13 sites, which will include the country’s biggest public, and first fully-automated transport project, the Sydney Metro Northwest, and the Sydney Light Rail project.

BlueSky PR, a public relations and communications specialist for recruitment and HR, has been engaged by a global leader in background screening services, Sterling EMEA. The deal sees BlueSky PR provide media support to the company as it establishes itself further across the EMEA region.

• Multi-sector recruiter C&D Group has been named as a supplier on the government’s Crown Commercial Service’s RM6160 – non-medical temporary and fixed-term staff (NCS) framework enabling the agency to recruit workers for Lots 1, 2 and 6 across the UK.

• Software company IRIS Software Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire payroll and HR services provider FMP Global from Tenzing, the UK lower mid-market investor. The acquisition is set to close before the end of September 2019.

• Boutique recruiter Johnson Underwood has been named as a supplier on the government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6160 non-clinical temporary and fixed-term staff framework as a specialist provider of admin and clerical Lot 1, and corporate functions Lot 2.

• UK factoring and invoice discounting company Skipton Business Finance has pledged £40m in cash to help support UK recruitment businesses. Skipton offers various forms of invoice finance, including invoice factoring and invoice discounting, as well as enterprise finance guarantee (EFG) loans alongside these solutions. The fund will be available to recruitment businesses in the form of one of these invoice finance facilities.

• Finance and learning technology staffing specialist Woodrow Mercer has been awarded a place on the government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6160 framework, meaning it can now source temporary and fixed-term staff for the NHS and rest of the public sector.

FINANCIALS: Empresaria Group posts rise in gross profit but fall in revenue

International specialist staffing group Empresaria Group has seen a 6% increase in net fee income year-on-year, according to unaudited interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

Financials 21 August 2019

FINANCIALS: UK contributes to rise in revenue and GP at Hudson Global

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global has recorded a rise in revenue and gross profit for the second quarter to 30 June 2019.

Financials 15 August 2019


This week’s appointments include: BCL Legal, Cielo, Eames Consulting Group, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Europa Worldwide Group, Harrier Talent Solutions, Head Resourcing, Heidrick & Struggles, Hunter Heywood, Hyperion Executive Search,, Russell Taylor Group, SmashFly Technologies, Stanton House

People 12 August 2019

FINANCIALS: Kelly Services posts slight fall in revenue

Recruitment giant Kelly Services has posted a marginal decrease in revenue year-on-year, according to Q2 2019 results.

Financials 8 August 2019