Berry Recruitment Group buys First Recruitment Services

South England-based Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) has acquired First Recruitment Services (FRS).

FRS works from three locations in Sussex: Brighton and Hove, Horsham and Haywards Heath. The acquisition extends BRG’s presence along the South Coast from Cornwall, through Devon and Dorset into Southampton, Gosport, Portsmouth, Sussex and Kent.

A BRG statement said: “The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will add around £6m to BRG’s turnover, which last year came in at just under £70m.”

FRS’s business employs 17 staff at its three branches and was targeted due to its focus on the office and light industrial sectors. 

BRG brands include Berry Recruitment, Wild Recruitment, Wild Berry Associates and Buzz Hires.

Ultimately, the statement said, FRS will operate as a division of Wild Recruitment, which has four branches, in Portsmouth, Poole, London and Milton Keynes.

BRG is headquartered in St Albans, Herts.

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