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

Specialist people services

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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Record trading in September for Driver Hire

13th October 2016

Driver Hire Nationwide, the specialist transport and logistics recruiter in the SPS group, has just completed an all-time record month. Trading at the company’s 103-office nationwide network is going from strength to strength, with turnover for September 2016 reaching a new monthly peak at £10.7m.

Jeremy Neale, Driver Hire’s UK Managing Director, commented, “We’re delighted by the progress of our business over  the past few years. Since 2013 we have seen annual network turnover increase by 28% to £100m. The positive growth

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ISS Labour celebrates triple shortlisting in Rail Staff Awards 2016

6th October 2016

Staff at ISS Labour are hopeful of success after being shortlisted in three separate categories in the 2016 Rail Staff Awards. The awards celebrate the hard work and achievements of staff working across the UK rail industry. As a fast-growing provider of critical services to this industry, ISS Labour was proud to be able to nominate several of its staff.

Aaron Richardson is a finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category and the whole ISS Labour Training Division team has

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Driver Hire staff show their community spirit

23rd September 2016

Driver Hire staff weren’t just busy this summer ensuring that they delivered the very best transport and logistics recruitment service. They also found time to do some volunteering work across the Bradford community.

Now into its third year, Driver Hire’s volunteering projects work in partnership with Bradford Volunteering. They identify worthy local projects which would benefit from some free assistance. The line up for this year included a couple of allotment challenges and redecorating jobs at ‘The Vine community centre (run

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