Below is a brief history of the key dates within the growth of the Staffline Group.
Staffline was formed and established in Nottingham in January 1986. The branch network was developed over the years that followed.
We formed our first OnSite operation providing a dedicated team to recruit, train and manage a high-volume workforce from within the customers’ premises.
Staffline was admitted to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Market and our OnSite operations continued to expand to 35 locations.
Acquired EOS, a welfare-to-work provider. Entered into employability services for the unemployed on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
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.
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.
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.
Acquired Oak Recruitment (Republic of Ireland) and Brightwork (Scotland).
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.
'Enabling the Future of Work’ initiative
Government supported Work Programme supporting the journey from long-term unemployment into work
Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (‘ESFA’) competition secured contracts
New Executive Management Team established
COVID-19 pandemic ‘Feed the Nation’ Government supported scheme
Rebranding of Grafton Recruitment in Northern Ireland under the ‘Staffline’ brand
‘Skill the Nation’ campaign as part of the national recovery and ongoing productivity challenge