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.
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.
Staffline was formed and established in Nottingham in January 1986 and the branch network was developed over the years that followed.
We formed our first OnSite operation providing a dedicated team to recruit, train and manage a high-volume workforce from within the customers’ premises.
Staffline was admitted to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Market and our OnSite operations continued to expand to 35 locations.
Our OnSite network increased to 114 locations and our high street branch network continued to perform well.
We acquired EOS, a welfare-to-work provider and entered into employability services for the unemployed on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. Both the OnSite and branch network saw significant expansion during the year.
We achieved Treble the Treble (our strategy of trebling turnover for a second time to £360m) one year earlier than planned. OnSite locations continued to increase to 179.
We introduced new complementary divisions: Driving Plus, Ireland and Agriculture as part of the next phase of our growth plan to increase annual sales revenue to one billion in 2017. This growth plan is known internally as ‘Burst the Billion’. Sales revenue increased to £416 million and the number of OnSites increased to 194.
Sales revenue increased by 20% to £503 million as the new divisions gained momentum The number of OnSite locations increased to 235 and our peak day number of temporary workers on assignment exceeded 35,000. We acquired Avanta, a leading provider of skills training and employability services for the long-term unemployed. We also acquired Skillspoint, a national training brokerage.
Sales revenue increased by 40% to reach £702 million for the year. The OnSite business continued its rapid growth, operating from 305 locations. We acquired A4e and integrated this business with Eos and Avanta and re-branded these to become PeoplePlus. PeoplePlus became the largest Work Programme Provider in the UK.
We acquired Diamond Recruitment Group in Northern Ireland and also acquired Milestone Operations, a leading provider of LGV drivers, to build on the already strong organic growth of Driving Plus.
We were awarded the Fair Tax Mark.
Sales revenue increased by 26% to £882 million with another record year for our OnSite division, now operating from 357 customer locations. During the year, we supplied 74 million hours of temporary labour with a peak day’s supply of 51,100 temporary workers to over 1,600 clients.