Nottingham recruitment firm snaps up city counterpart

Carla Dawson, Samual Booth, Adam Charlesworth, Simon Pearce, (SNA managing director) Alan Spalding, Ross Thompson of Approach

Simon Nicholas Associates (SNA), a Nottingham-based recruitment firm focused on the construction sector, has been acquired by Approach Personnel for an undisclosed amount.

Established in 2009, SNA provides construction professionals, skilled trades, and labour to clients throughout the UK.

Approach Personnel, also based in Nottingham, supplies temporary and permanent staff across the UK in sectors such as construction, civil engineering, shopfitting, interiors, industrial, and food production.

The latest acquisition follows the firm’s 2019 purchase of Elizabeth Michael Associates, a local recruitment agency specialising in commercial and office-based roles.

Alan Spalding, group managing director at Approach, said: “We have structured plans to triple revenues at our recruitment group, and acquisitions form a critical part of our strategy to achieve these targets. We are currently working on another acquisition and are actively seeking similar companies that may be suitable for Approach Personnel or Elizabeth Michael Associates.”

Solicitors Shakespeare Martineau advised Approach Personnel on the transaction, while SNA was advised by Chattertons.