Sammons Recruitment Group acquires Brightred and On Track as part of major growth strategy - Brightred Recruitment

Sammons Recruitment Group has acquired IT recruitment experts Brightred Resourcing and Hampshire based generalist recruitment consultancy On Track.

As well as achieving strong organic growth, the Group’s service offering is building from strength-to-strength through acquisition of businesses with shared values and a strong focus on customer service excellence. Furthermore, Brightred significantly deepens the Sammons service provision in the key IT sector, and On Track brings on board a highly successful recruitment team in an attractive geography.

Sammons now has over 30 staff based across the South East.

The two deals are part of a wider buy and build that is underway, enabling Sammons to become a much larger business, while also moving into new markets and extending the breadth of its recruitment service provision to both clients and candidates alike.

Michael Allen, the previous owner of Brightred, has joined the Group through this transaction. Michael said, “I’m delighted to now be joining the wider business, becoming a part of Sammons’ journey, staying on to further grow the business and strengthen the core recruitment services being delivered, particularly in Information Technology.”

As well assisting with the securing of funding, corporate finance specialists Shaw & Co advised Sammons on its overall acquisition strategy. Legal support was provided by Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors, and accounting and tax support by Swindells.

Harriet Smith, Sammons CEO said: “As companies embrace the change driven by Covid-19, there has never been a better time to both broaden and deepen the recruitment offering of Sammons. We’re executing on our strategic growth plan through attracting highly complementary businesses and market-leading talent to meet the demands of our current and future clients.”

Sammons now comprises of:

Sammons Recruitment Solutions a generalist recruitment consultancy with offices in Hastings and Eastbourne, providing permanent, temporary & contract solutions across a variety of sectors, including professional services, local government, and with a particular strength in SMEs. Recently acquired Farnham, Surrey based On Track Recruitment now extends this offering, enhancing our delivery of professional and dedicated recruitment services throughout the South East, partnering with some of the largest companies and SMEs in the Surrey & Hampshire area, well placed in the market, offering a professional and dedicated service by its highly successful team.

Sammons Pensions specialises in recruiting for the occupational pensions industry for all roles, including trustees; pensions directors & managers; actuaries & administrators, and for both permanent & interim. Clients tend to be larger employer organisations, actuaries & advisors, outsourced service providers and Government regulatory bodies.

Brightred Resourcing is a long-established provider of skilled IT talent as both contractor and as permanent resource across a number of technology areas including DevOps, Project Management, Cloud, Digitisation, Cybersecurity, ERP and Automation for a wide range of clients.

The strong reputation across all areas of the Sammons Group, helps attract a high calibre of talent and, combined with our proactive approach to sourcing, enables us to excel in offering clients the opportunity to select from some of the best, most qualified candidates available.

Although remaining as our own entity at Brightred, and very much the same team, over the coming weeks, we plan to evolve our external presence and online platforms as we embark on this new chapter, now part of a wider group that is undertaking a well-defined and executed expansion plan.

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