Russell Taylor Holdings acquires Transline Group

Transline, the controversial employment agency, has been bought out by rival, Wirral based Russell Taylor Group after falling into administration.

The agency, which supplies workers to Sports Direct’s warehouse in Shirebrook, got into financial difficulties after losing several clients, including Amazon and Asos, in recent months.

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, were appointed as administrators on Thursday.  They said they had overseen an immediate sale of the business and certain assets to NMS Projects, part of the Russell Taylor Group, as part of the pre-pack administration.

Under the sale all Transline employees will transfer to NMS immediately. When it entered administration, Transline employed 5,560 staff, including about 40 at its head office in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said, “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades.

“The industrial recruitment industry has faced pressure due to the exponential growth of the UK e-commerce sector and the experience and quality of the Transline team and its investment in compliance and infrastructure will ensure the business reaches its future potential.”

“The investment will facilitate the long-term success of the company and wider Group as we continue to bring on board complementary businesses that share our values to create an industry-leading combination.”

Russell Taylor Holdings' other subsidiaries are Russell Taylor Group Ltd, founded in 2002, Recruit Right Ltd, founded in 2011, and Assist Resourcing UK Ltd, which the group acquired in January 2017.



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