This week’s new contracts & deals include: Hays, Meridian Business Support, Northern Employment Services

• Workforce solutions and recruitment specialist Hays has been chosen to administer a managed service programme (MSP) for Your Housing Group, a landlord in the North. Through the Cirrus Framework, Hays will oversee the contingent workforce within the group, offering tailored recruitment services for various job roles including housing management, asset management, maintenance trades, finance, business support, technology, HR, and legal positions. Initially appointed in 2019, Hays will continue to serve as Your Housing Group’s MSP until 2028.

• Recruitment specialist Meridian Business Support has opened a new branch in Rochdale, following its acquisition of Northern Employment Services (NES) in February. The acquisition sees national account director Phil O’Hara, operations manager Kirsty Wilkinson and their team of recruiters add their experience to the company’s knowledge. Meridian is an employee-owned recruitment company established in 1989 with a nationwide network of 50 branches and a National Recruitment Centre.

City of York Trading acquires recruiter Williams + Anthony

City of York Trading (CYT) has acquired Williams + Anthony, a York-based boutique recruitment agency that specialises in pre-construction appointments, including engineers and surveying.

Contracts 21 February 2024

Granger Reis appoints Dargan to lead new digital infrastructure practice

International executive search firm Granger Reis has appointed Steve Dargan to lead its new digital infrastructure (DI) practice.

People 13 February 2024


This week’s appointments include: Acorn by Synergie, Ciphr, Innovate Talent, Nash Squared, Realm Recruit, TaskMaster Public Sector, VIQU

People 15 January 2024

Sheffield Haworth marks ‘new chapter’ with leadership promotions

Sheffield Haworth, a global consultancy in people and transformational change, has announced a series of strategic management appointments as the company positions itself for future growth.

People 8 January 2024