Transport & logistics

Challenge-trg Group acquires Twenty20 Capital’s PMP Recruitment

Challenge-trg Group has acquired PMP Recruitment from investment house Twenty20 Capital for an undisclosed figure, bringing group revenues to over £750m.

Ryanair soars with cabin crew recruitment drive

No-frills airline Ryanair has announced a major recruitment drive for cabin crew for its UK bases, as the carrier recovers and rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic.

CitySprint recruits 600 couriers, carwow headhunts 50

UK same day distribution company CitySprint is looking for an extra 600 couriers, with the business focusing primarily on couriers with small and large vans.

Investing in ED&I for recruitment firms – it’s not just for the box ticking

I’m humbled to be able to write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – diversity & inclusion.

Collaborate to battle labour shortages and ‘pingdemics’ say recruiters

UK worker shortages and ongoing Covid-19 crises are calling for more collaboration so that various sectors can bounce back.

Grocery delivery firm Beelivery to create 50,000 UK jobs

An on-demand grocery delivery business has announced that it is aiming to recruit 50,000 people across the UK, according to news site Bdaily News.

Is government in ‘secret’ talks to find non-UK HGV drivers?

The Department for Transport is currently engaged in “secret” talks about temporary visas for non-UK HGV drivers.

Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours not the answer, says industry

A temporary relaxation of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules took effect yesterday (12 July 2021), and will remain in force until 8 August.

Legislation/Regulation 13 July 2021

Temp relaxation of hours, increased tests to solve HGV drivers crisis

Department for Transport has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales.

Redwigwam scoops contract to provide 10,000 flexible workers

As demand surges for flexible workers across the UK, Liverpool-headquartered Redwigwam has won a contract to provide 10,000 temporary staff.

BIE Executive promotes Paramo to exec director

Search specialist BIE Executive has promoted Claire Paramo to executive director.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 21-25 JUNE 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beamery, Major Recruitment, The Access Group

APPOINTMENTS: 7-11 JUNE 2021

This week’s appointments include: Acorn Rail, New Directions Education, Oyster Partnership, Resource Solutions

FINANCIALS: Staffline posts strong Q1 profits

Recruitment and training group Staffline has reported today that its underlying operating profit increased 133% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, with a group restructuring last year generating a £15m savings in overhead costs.

Addison Lee drivers are workers says Court of Appeal

In the latest victory for gig economy workers, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by hired driving company Addison Lee.

Gi Group opens Birmingham branch to help Midlands expansion

Specialist recruiter Gi Group UK has opened a flagship branch in Birmingham to spearhead its Midlands operations as it continues to expand its presence, the company has announced.

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: develop, Forsyth Barnes, Heidrick & Struggles, ManpowerGroup, Oakleaf Partnership, Pedersen & Partners, Premier Group Recruitment, Sixty Eight People, Venatu Recruitment Group

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Avail Technologies, cinch, NSL, Qonnectd, Springpod, Talent Pod, The Curve Group

Supplier, Your business 19 April 2021

SSGC launches WLTS to deliver ex-service personnel to businesses

Specialist security guard provider SSGC has launched a new initiative to deliver temporary labour and recruitment services to businesses.

APPOINTMENTS: 12-16 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: Eden Scott, Irwin Mitchell, New Street Consulting Group, Samuel Knight International, Scandic Hotels Group

New dawn or stormy seas for new IR35 off-payroll working rules?

The controversial IR35 self-employed taxation rules being rolled out today are undermining the sector at the “worst possible time”.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-9 APRIL 2021

This week’s new launches include: Capital Outsourcing Group (Food), Cielo TalentCloud, Lorien, Thrive Education, TrueProfile.io

Supplier, Technology 6 April 2021

Readers respond to reports on IR35 reforms on recruiter.co.uk

Reports on recruiter.co.uk over the past week on the upcoming implementation of IR35 reforms in the private sector have received significant response from readers.

Legislation/Regulation 1 April 2021

HMRC-commissioned report says most recruiters unaffected by upcoming IR35 reforms

A new report commissioned by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs says that most recruitment agencies have experienced “no impact” as a direct result of the upcoming implementation of the IR35 reforms for the private sector on 6 April.

AMS in four-year partnership with Australian Toll Group

Total workforce solutions firm AMS has agreed a four-year partnership with Toll Group, an Australian transportation and logistics company with operations in road, rail, sea, air and warehousing.

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