Specialist People Services (SPS) has hit a £150m turnover for the first time, driven by an increased demand for temporary labour in logistics and rail.
The Bradford-based company recorded revenues of £150m for the financial year ending March 2018, a 10 per cent increase year-on-year (2017: £134m)
The group achieved growth across all of its business units. This included a strong performance from Driver Hire Nationwide, the UK’s leading supplier of drivers and logistics staff, which saw an eight per cent increase
Driver Hire Australia has already enjoyed an outstanding year. The Turnover for 2017/18 in the transport and logistics recruitment company, which is part of the SPS Group, is 62% ahead of the same time last year. And they’ve just extended their office network, adding Adelaide to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Now its efforts have been recognised externally – as a finalist in the 2018 Australia Small Business Champion Awards.
Now into their twentieth year, the awards are described by the
Rail services provider, ISS Labour workers recently played an integral part in supporting Network Rail on their Great North Rail project which has been undertaken to transform rail travel in the north of England.
Network Rail have stated the project is “part of their plan to stimulate economic growth in the north of England through better connections between towns and cities”. Staff from Derby-based ISS Labour helped to complete the £8.6m track renewal project at the Southern and of Newcastle station
Driver Hire Australia, the leading provider of casual and permanent staff to the Australian logistics industry, has opened a fifth office, in Adelaide.
The new office, which is managed by Rob Warner and Adrianna Jackson, builds on the success of existing offices in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
“We are delighted to be opening our latest office,” says Dean Hewitt, Managing Director of Driver Hire Australia. “We’re building on a 30-year heritage of success for Driver Hire in the UK, but the
Richard Bradshaw, franchisee at Driver Hire Guildford, is in line for a national award. He’s one of the finalists in the 2017 ‘Startups.co.uk’ awards. Driver Hire Guildford is part of Driver Hire UK, which is the specialist transport and logistics recruiter arm of the Specialist People Services Group.
Organised by ‘Startups.co.uk’, the UK’s number one service for starting a business, the awards celebrate inspiring, exciting new businesses launched within the last four years. 2017 has seen a record number of entries with 77
ISS Labour has recently supplied two major rail blockades in the North West. The rail recruitment arm of the Specialist People Services Group, has been supporting the Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton to Roby blockades with the provision of Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) teams, safety critical, track and compound staff.
The OLE Division are providing isolations on behalf of Network Rail and have been involved in the planning and submission of all the relevant Isolation Detail Forms prior to the Blockade.
It’s official! Driver Hire Nationwide, the specialist transport and logistics recruiter arm of the Specialist People Services Group, is a great place to work. It’s just been nominated as a finalist in the 2017 REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) Institute for Recruitment Professionals for ‘Best Place to Work’ award category.
This isn’t the first time Driver Hire’s positive workplace culture has been recognised, having already been named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in the 2017 Great Place To Work® listings.
Derby-based rail services provider ISS Labour are pleased to announce they have received the prestigious Gold Standard classification for their National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) audit results.
This rating demonstrates the Training Centre as being ‘highly effective’ in all of its assessment categories. NSAR is the Government’s licensing authority for all railway training providers and is the only authority under which training can be delivered. Accordingly, training providers must adhere to stringent standards and be subject to unannounced assurance visits.
The assurance visit in
In June 2017, Specialist People Services (SPS) was recognised as one of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses for the second year running.
The Group was listed in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, which ranks the UK companies with the fastest-growing international sales based on overseas revenues of £1m or more. Companies featuring on the list employ 97,000 staff and are responsible for total sales of £7.6bn.
Last week, Marketing Director for the SPS Group, Richard Owen-Hughes joined over 250 guests, including household
Simon Higgens, chief executive of ISS Labour, has been named chairman of a new SME council for the Rail Supply Group (RSG).
The council has been established to help promote the interests of SMEs in the rail industry and recognise the significant impact these businesses have on both the sector and wider UK economy. It demonstrates how smaller businesses can deliver excellent customer service, reliability and innovation across the supply chain through new technology and sustainable solutions.
One of the council’s main