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Bluestones Medical secures impressive audit result

Bluestones Medical is very proud to announce it has scored platinum in this year’s Healthtrust Europe (HTE) framework audit for Nursing. The Compliance team, led by Tracy Lumb, scored an impressive 100% on the annual audit which is designed to ensure recruitment agencies are working compliantly on everything from worker checks, pay rates, charge rates, umbrella companies, training and more! Without these audits, Bluestones Medical would not be able to supply such a volume to the NHS and other government bodies.

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Management change supports continued growth

Bluestones One Managed Services division today announced that Mark Sweeney is stepping down from his director role in the business. John Thomson, Managing Director of sister company CFS will be acquiring an interest in the business and assuming operational control of the division. Day to day management will be overseen by Greg Fields.

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Connex Education Liverpool moves into new office

LIVERPOOL – Connex Education has moved into a new, purpose-designed office in Liverpool city centre, in an easy to reach location for education candidates.

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Chad Harrison International moves into new Liverpool headquarters

LIVERPOOL – Chad Harrison International has moved into a new, purpose-designed office in Liverpool city centre. With views of the River Mersey and Liverpool. The 200sqm office encompasses the top floor of the Cotton Exchange building on Old Hall Street in the centre of Liverpool’s business district.

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Cogent Staffing joins Association of Labour Providers

Cogent Staffing is pleased to announce it is now a member of the Association of Labour Providers.

The Association of Labour Providers is a specialist trade association promoting responsible recruitment and good practice for organisations that supply the workforce to the food processing, agricultural and wider consumer goods supply chain.

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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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