Recruitment company enters Nottingham market after buying out city firm

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A £50m recruitment firm which was only formed in April has entered the Nottingham market after buying up a local company.

The Recruitment Group, which is headed up by managing director Paul Hipkiss, has snapped up On-call Recruitment.

On-call Recruitment is based in Nottingham city centre and was originally founded in 2005 by Adrian Rawden. The firm specialises in industrial recruitment of temporary, contract and permanent staff.

This latest acquisition will add to The Recruitment Group’s existing industrial sector and become the firm’s 12th office. It intends to open a base in Hucknall for this part of the business.

Hipkiss said “I am delighted we have been able to add On-call Recruitment into the ever-growing Recruitment Group brand. On-Call have a solid reputation within Nottingham and I am really looking forward to getting involved within an area I know well whilst building on the great work Adrian and his team have done for the last 16 years.

“We have big plans to expand the team in Nottingham and will be focussing on the industrial, office and professional, technical and driving sectors, using this latest purchase as a springboard to greater market share in the Nottinghamshire area.

“I would like to thank Adrian for everything he has done to ensure this acquisition took place and for handing us a very solid business, we will be doing our level best to ensure we do him proud in the future and continue the great work he started all those years ago.”

Rawden added: “On-call recruitment has now come of age and is shortly going to celebrate not only its 16th Birthday since being formed in 2005 but now its new ownership following its acquisition by The Recruitment Group.

“My wife and I are incredibly proud of our time as On-call’s founders and would like to thank the many clients and most importantly the workforce and colleagues for making the business a success throughout our time.

“The new merger will take On-Call onto the next level and will enhance the principles set out for excellence, with a personable approach to people and the work placements delivered throughout the industry, with the new ownership and further investment it will only enhance the offering which was an important factor in agreeing its sale. I wish Paul and his team all the very best with their future endeavors.”

The Recruitment Group is the result of a coming together between Champion Recruitment (Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon & Witney, Gill Cooke Personnel (Loughborough), Motion People (Leicester), Rugby Recruitment (Rugby), Professional Staffing Services (Leicester) and Next Recruitment (Birmingham).