PlusHR acquires Consult Recruitment

PlusHR, a provider of HR services, has acquired Hampshire-based Consult Recruitment (formerly Consult HR) in a move aimed at creating strategic growth.

PlusHR provides professional HR services to a range of small, medium and large businesses across various sectors across the UK.

Previously headquartered in Alresford, mid-Hampshire, the Consult team now operates out of PlusHR’s offices in Nursling, Southampton.

The acquisition transaction was by way of a profit share arrangement for the former owners, who are no longer involved in the business.

Marc Bishop, managing director of both companies, said in a statement: “It has long been the ambition of PlusHR to become more involved in the recruitment business. There are natural synergies between the two organisations… because we are recruiting HR professionals in one and we are delivering HR services in the other.”

Bishop went on to say: “What we are excited about is how we draw across both client bases because there will be things which my HR managers work on, which will be of interest to candidates and clients in the recruitment business and vice versa.”

Bishop now leads a team of four at Consult Recruitment, including directors Debbie Blackwell and Emma Crichton, recruitment support executive Hannah Coleman and personal assistant Nikki Amey. Consult’s clients include Sainsbury’s, Pizza Hut, Associated British Ports, McLaren, Alliancz, Lockheed Martin, River Island and L’Oréal.

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