Wirral-headquartered engineering, construction and logistics recruiter Russell Taylor Holdings has bought a Cheshire recruitment specialist.
Perpetual Partnerships – the recruitment arm of the Cygnet Group – works across a number of sectors, providing mainly high level placements in manufacturing, IT and architecture.
With a £2m turnover, it currently employs 13 staff. Managing director Garry Rogerson, who is also a shareholder, will continue to head up the operation.
The investment will include a targeted growth plan for Perpetual Partnerships and look to create 15 new jobs at its Knutsford base.
Ben Russell, chief executive at Russell Taylor Holdings, said: "This is another exciting move for our expanding group of companies with the growth potential of Perpetual Partnerships making it an important part of our group's position as a major force in the technical recruitment industry."
Rogerson added: "This is the beginning of a new chapter for the business and one that the whole team is looking forward to. We have had an excellent foundation over the last nine years under the Cygnet Group banner and being part of Russell Taylor Holdings now marks our next phase of growth."
Russell Taylor Holdings already has subsidiary companies of Russell Taylor Group, Recruit Right, Nexus People, NMS Recruit and Assist Resourcing. It employs 457 staff and in 2018 had revenues of more than £113m. Ben Russell added: "The past couple of years have undoubtedly been the most challenging in our history, yet we have constantly stuck to our ideals centred on everything we believe in as a family-run business with our roots firmly in the North West. "From day one when there was just me, my father Peter and wife Claire working out of a spare room at home, our vision of running a reputable recruitment company giving unrivalled service, staffed by a happy and fulfilled workforce and committed to the local community, has never wavered."