Our history

The Staffline Group was established in 1986 and now has two business Divisions: Staffline Recruitment and PeoplePlus. PeoplePlus helps unemployed people into work, provides skills training, apprenticeship programmes and supports people in to independent living.

Staffline Recruitment’s OnSite services include supporting food production, logistics, manufacturing and automotive sectors, where we are located on over 350 sites in the UK and Ireland and find work for over 50,000 people every day. We support the major supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury’s and work with some of the biggest fashion names such as Boohoo, Marks and Spencer and Misguided.

We also have a large branch network supporting clients through our brands of Staffline Express, Brightwork (Scotland) and Diamond Recruitment (Northern Ireland). Techsearch is our specialist technical recruitment business, based in Leeds, and covering all the UK.

Two of our specialist managed services include Driving Plus and Staffline Agriculture.

Driving Plus is dedicated to the specialist supply of HGV and LGV drivers to logistics and transport operations throughout the UK. We are the UK's number one provider of onsite managed drivers. We recruit, train and manage a flexible workforce across more than 40 OnSite locations, supported by six regional resourcing centres.

Staffline Agriculture supports the farming and horticulture industry with specialist, mobile workforce services.

For the past ten years, our sales revenue has increased at a compound annual growth rate of 25% and we have continually increased our locations through a combination of organic growth and strategic bolt-on acquisitions.

The below timeline sets out key events in the development of our organisation and how our increasing size and scale has built momentum, leading to year-on-year increases in market share.