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

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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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Ski sponsors

16th March 2017

For the third year running, SPS (Specialist People Services) Group, which includes Driver Hire, was a sponsor of the Royal Logistic Corps annual ski championship. Now into its 22nd year, the 2017 championships were held at Ruhpolding in Germany’s Bavarian Alps.

The championship, which takes place over two weeks, attracted more than 400 regular and reserve Royal Logistic Corps officers and soldiers, who competed in both Alpine and Nordic ski events. The 2017 event drew a record number of competitors.

Jeremy Neale,

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SPS secures spot in Recruiter Fast 50

8th February 2017

Specialist People Services (SPS) has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment businesses.

The company is ranked at number 26 in the latest Recruiter Fast 50. The list shows the fastest-growing privately-owned recruitment companies in the UK, according to revenue growth over the past three years. It is produced in association with international mergers and acquisitions specialist Clearwater International.

SPS chief executive Chris Chidley said: “As a people-led business, our aim is to provide high-quality, specialist labour solutions to

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Driver Hire Nationwide delivers £11.5m revenue in its best-ever Christmas

16th January 2017

Driver Hire Nationwide, part of Specialist People Services (SPS), celebrated a record Christmas after delivering revenues of £11.5m for December 2016, a nine per cent increase on the same period last year.

The UK’s leading specialist transport and logistics recruiter, which supplies commercial vehicle drivers to logistics providers via its nationwide network of more than 100 offices, credits the results to a number of significant new account wins and the continuing popularity of internet shopping.

Chris Chidley, chief executive of Driver Hire

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SPS launches fifth Driver Hire Australia office in five years

9th December 2016

Specialist People Services (SPS) has announced it will open a fifth office for Driver Hire Australia, its specialist transport and logistics recruitment business.

The Adelaide site is due to open in March 2017, the group’s fifth year of operating in the country. It complements Driver Hire Australia’s existing offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

This expansion follows the significant growth of the Australian arm of the business, which continues to experience record trading and is consistently securing sales of AUS$1m a

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Specialist People Services invests £1m in IT to support continued growth

24th November 2016

Specialist People Services (SPS) has invested £1m in its IT infrastructure as it continues to develop its technology-led, end-to-end people management services.

The group, whose businesses include Driver Hire and rail services provider ISS Labour, has enhanced a range of services used by its clients across the UK.

The investment includes the development and roll-out of dhOps X, Driver Hire’s new core operations system. With enhanced reporting and a faster, smoother user experience, dhOps X enables the business to provide an even

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Year of growth sees SPS Group provides over 1 million shifts in 2015/16

1st November 2016

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The Specialist People Services Group has delivered over 1 million temporary worker shifts to its customers in a single year for the first time.

Business growth was strong across the SPS Group’s recruitment brands in 2015/16. These include Driver Hire Nationwide and ISS Labour in the UK and Driver Hire Australia.

CEO Chris Chidley said, “We are really proud to have reached this landmark figure. It points to the hard work and dedication of staff throughout the business, and our commitment to

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ISS Labour’s Natalie Dickinson named Rail Engineer of the Year

19th October 2016

ISS Labour, the rail recruitment arm of the SPS group, has seen one of its leading engineers, Natalie Dickinson, named Rail Engineer of the Year at this year’s Rail Staff Awards. Based at the firm’s Salford office, Natalie has more than thirteen years’ experience specialising in Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) and is highly regarded within the OLE industry. She is also the first female to win this award since the programme launched in 2006.

Natalie joined ISS Labour in September 2015 and

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