Driver Hire nominated for national workplace award

18th October 2017

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.

To make

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ISS Labour Training Division is Gold Standard

4th October 2017

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

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SPS collects Sunday Times HSBC International Fast Track 200 award

25th September 2017

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

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ISS Labour’s Simon Higgens heads up new Rail Supply Group SME council

1st September 2017

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

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Rail services provider ISS Labour doubles turnover

28th July 2017

ISS Labour

Derby-based rail services provider ISS Labour has capitalised on nationwide rail investment to double its turnover in the past two years.

The business manages and supplies a complete delivery service in track renewals, projects, maintenance and minor works within the UK Rail and Light-Rail sectors. As part of the Specialist People Services (SPS) Group, ISS Labour posted revenues of £23m in the financial year to March 2017, a significant increase from the £13.5m for the FY ending March 2015.

This growth in

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SPS named in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

30th June 2017

Specialist People Services (SPS) has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses for the second year running.

The group 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.

SPS is recognised through its Driver Hire Australia business, which specialises in transport and logistics recruitment.

Since its launch in 2012, Driver Hire Australia has enjoyed rapid year-on-year growth. In the year ending March 2016

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Specialist People Services – one of London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain

30th June 2017

Specialist People Services (SPS) has been named one of the fastest-growing businesses in Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group.

Included in the latest edition of ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, SPS has been recognised for driving consistent revenue growth over the past three years.

The report celebrates the dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious businesses across Britain that are boosting UK productivity, driving economic growth and creating jobs.

Chris Chidley, chief executive of SPS, said: “By investing in all aspects of our business we

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Rail Supply Group hails SME as vital to supply chain future

9th May 2017

Simon Higgens, Chief Executive at ISS Labour, the rail recruitment arm of the Specialist People Services Group, recently chaired a successful conference for the Rail Supply Group.

The annual SME conference, held Derby College’s Roundhouse, was the first of a coordinated series of engagements across the extended supply chain, but focused on the SME community. It aims to support safety, facilitate innovation, improve performance and realise efficiencies into and beyond the next Control Period (CP).

160 delegates from across the rail supply

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Driver Hire Nationwide named one of the UK’s best places to work

5th May 2017

Driver Hire Nationwide, the specialist transport and logistics recruiter arm of the Specialist People Services Group, has been named as one of the best workplaces in the UK.

Driver Hire ranked at number 51 in Great Place to Work®’s annual list of the best workplace cultures, published in The Guardian on 4th May.

Great Place to Work® has been measuring the health and success of UK workplaces since 2000. In its debut entry, Driver Hire was recognised for its strong workplace culture

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SPS named one of Europe’s fastest growing businesses

11th April 2017

Specialist people services

Specialist People Services (SPS) has been recognised as one of Europe’s fastest growing businesses by the Financial Times.

The business is included in the FT1000, a list of Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies based on revenue growth between 2012 and 2015.

The inaugural list was produced in association with Statista, a market research company, and includes companies from 24 countries. It will be featured in a supplement published in the Financial Times on Monday 24th April.

SPS, which is backed by private equity

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