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Bluestones Staffing launch driver training programme

Specialist recruitment and training provider, Bluestones Staffing NI has launched a programme to help the unemployed back into work and combat the logistics driver shortage in Northern Ireland.

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Bluestones One launches

In exciting news, Bluestones One officially launches today, bringing together the collective resources of a number of national specialist recruitment and service companies that focus on supporting organisations operating throughout the supply chain, manufacturing, automotive, retail and related industries.

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Bluestones Group gains 16 places in Top UK Recruiters league table

The results of Recruitment International’s Top UK Recruiters 2017 report has now been revealed and Bluestones Group has improved on the previous year, placing an impressive 133rd. With steady growth in turnover, headcount and profit, the Group has jumped a considerable 16 places compared to the previous year.

Based on the figures from the 2015/16 financial year, turnover grew by 30% which allowed Bluestones Group to place much higher up the table.

Commenting on the successful results, Group CEO Steve Pendergast said:

There are more than 27,000 recruitment organisations in the UK, so to feature so high up in the league tables in the short space of time that the Group has been in operation is really impressive. It’s a testament to the hard work of everyone in the Group who has contributed to this success.

The Group’s turnover increased from £36.2m in 2014/15 to £47.2m in 2015/16 while headcount grew by 50, totalling 130 members of staff at the time. With headcount currently at more than 200 people and turnover for last year at £59.8m, with this growth trajectory the Group is expecting to break into the top 100 next year.

Steve continued,

thank you to everyone that has helped the Group achieve such fantastic results. We’re now looking to the future with a view to breaking into the top 100 and securing further success for the Group.

Chad Harrison International launches global technology division

LIVERPOOL – Chad Harrison International, a leading executive search firm, today announced the launch of its global technology division, a new sector within the firm. Comprising of a dedicated team and headed by experienced executive search professional Alison Smith, the company is looking to take a foothold in the sector.

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Bluestones Group acquires The Recruitment Training Group

Cheshire based Bluestones Investment Group has added to its portfolio with the acquisition of The Recruitment Training Group (RTG). The investment company continues to solidify its recruitment foothold with the introduction of RTG.

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Bluestones Medical records impressive audit score

Being able to offer our workers shift within the NHS is not as easy or straight forward as it seems. An agency has to jump through a lot of hoops and complete a large amount of compliance in order to send just one nurse into the NHS. To consistently support the NHS an agency has to be part of a “Framework”.

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Bluestones Staffing partners with The Department for the Economy

Bluestones Staffing NI has partnered with The Department for the Economy to provide specialised training designed to equip unemployed people with the skills needed to compete for new job opportunities.

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NC Associates launches in Leeds

NC Associates have today opened their third branch, in city centre Leeds, joining the Liverpool and Manchester operations to provide a joined-up approach to recruiting finance and accountancy personnel across the North of England and beyond.

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Supporting International Women’s Day

As the world increasingly focuses on diversity and equality there’s never been a more relevant time to celebrate International Women’s Day. At Bluestones Group, we encourage an entrepreneurial mindset and invest in people, regardless of gender, based on their ability to do what’s necessary to build incredible businesses. There’s a readily available pool of working-age Britons (8.8% of both men and women in 2016) that identify as entrepreneurs. And because of the diverse nature of the Group’s portfolio of recruitment companies, we’re exposed to a wide variety of these, in multiple sectors and disciplines – working with C-suite members to warehouse operatives, and across all the levels and professions in between.

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NWP Resourcing secures exclusive M&E project in Birmingham

NWP Resourcing has secured a significant contract to provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) staff to a long-term multi-million-pound construction project in Birmingham.

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