A Midlands workforce solutions specialist has expanded through the acquisition of two recruitment companies in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

The Jarell Group, which is headquartered in Birmingham, has finalised the takeover of jobs and recruitment firm, KHS Personnel, and its sister company, Bridge Recruitment.

Both firms, which employ 17 people across their offices in Nottingham and York, will now become part of Jarell Group with the new owners retaining both brands and pledging to create more jobs.

James Cronin, Group Commercial Director of The Jarell Group, said the acquisition of both firms, which were founded by managing director Kevin McCormick in the 1990s, is part of the company’s strategic growth plans in the East Midlands and North Yorkshire regions.

He said: “KHS and Bridge Recruitment are respected recruitment businesses with long and successful histories.

“We have worked closely with Kevin and his team over several months to conclude the acquisitions and I am delighted to get the deals across the line.

“Customers will benefit in so many ways. Vitally, it will allow for faster access to a wider pool of experts and will see us making substantial six-figure investment into technology, systems and the team.

“With KHS and Bridge Recruitment now part of a wide network of 10 recruitment firms under our Group umbrella, it will also allow for the attraction of new candidates and a broader net to draw in the best quality talent.

“We want to grow further into the East Midlands and Yorkshire and ultimately add more jobs. Both firms are the perfect fit and expand our presence in Yorkshire alongside Qualtech Resourcing, our existing recruitment business in Dewsbury.”

Mr Cronin confirmed that immediate investment would be made into the infrastructures of KHS Personnel and Bridge Recruitment, along with a focus on the development of their systems and processes.

The deal is expected to create further jobs to boost Jarell Group’s 150-strong workforce nationally going forward.

With offices in Birmingham, London, Leeds and Walsall, The Jarell Group was founded nearly 30 years ago and has since gone on to become a trusted workforce solutions provider for hundreds of businesses across the UK.

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