Below is a brief history of the key dates within the growth of the Staffline Group.

1986

Staffline established

Staffline was formed and established in Nottingham in January 1986. The branch network was developed over the years that followed.

 

2002

First OnSite

We formed our first OnSite operation providing a dedicated team to recruit, train and manage a high-volume workforce from within the customers’ premises.

 

2004

AIM admittance

Staffline was admitted to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Market and our OnSite operations continued to expand to 35 locations.

 

2011

Employability acquisition

Acquired EOS, a welfare-to-work provider. Entered into employability services for the unemployed on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

  

2013

New divisions and diversification

We introduced new complementary divisions: Driving Plus, Ireland and Agriculture as part of the next phase of our growth plan to increase annual sales revenue to one billion in 2017.

 

2014

Another record year

We acquired Avanta, a leading provider of skills training and employability services for the long-term unemployed. We also acquired Skillspoint, a national training brokerage.

 

2015

PeoplePlus established

We acquired A4e and integrated this business with Eos and Avanta and re-branded these to become PeoplePlus.   

PeoplePlus became the largest Work Programme Provider in the UK.

We acquired Diamond Recruitment Group in Northern Ireland and also acquired Milestone Operations, a leading provider of LGV drivers, to build on the already strong organic growth of Driving Plus. 

 

2017

Recruitment acquisitions 

Acquired Oak Recruitment (Republic of Ireland) and Brightwork (Scotland).

 

2018

Digital strategy, Recruitment acquisitions

Launch of Recruitment Digital Platforms.

Acquired Vital Recruitment, OneCall Recruitment, UK Distribution, M&B and Grafton.

Acquisition of LearnDirect Apprenticeship business accelerates transition of PeoplePlus division from an employability to a skills and training business.